Growing up we always had a real tree. Hubby always had an artificial tree. So after we were first married he convinced me that our house was too small for a real one. Eventually our family expanded and we outgrew our starter home. That's when we started building our log cabin. It was a long process that I may share with you soon. But today's story is about how I designed the whole cabin so that I could get giant Christmas trees!
Like most cabins we have a great room/kitchen/dining/livingroom. All open! With an open loft over the kitchen. That leaves us with a ceiling height of nearly 20 feet! Which means I should get at least an 18 foot Christmas tree right? Well, 2 years ago I did manage to get a 16 foot tree and my hubby complained about back pain for a week! It was terribly heavy (I think it's because it was a blue spruce ~ Frasier Firs seem so much lighter) so this year I scaled back to a 13 foot Frasier Fir (nearly 15 feet in the stand - heehee) and I was all prepared to hate the "little" tree but... when I got it home, decorated, and lit... I fell in LOVE!