Landing the perfect walking tree at Woodsong Christmas Trees

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No need to fret this year Facebookers, we ended up landing the perfect walking tree at Woodsong Christmas Trees!

It was pretty funny. I was showing a few Christmas trees we’ve had from the past onto Funky Junk Facebook the other day, but when I showed my treeless ladder tree from 2012, followers came to my son’s rescue in droves! Most felt sorry that he didn’t get to experience a ‘real tree.’

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Rest assured, that year we had three other Christmas trees, with 2 looking more conventional for sure.

Regardless, this year, we went full tilt traditional. We got a real Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm no less!

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I’m not entirely sure why we’ve never done this, but we’ve never cut down our own tree. I suppose because it required manual labour?! We’ve always had faux trees we’ve been happy with? But the one year we got a real tree precut, both died within a week. So that option was out.

Cutting fresh seemed to be the right answer if you want a real tree. And we did. So we did.

It was so fun! It was cold, but worth the effort. Our choice took us to Woodsong Christmas Trees upon the recommendation of our pastor. Located near Cultus Lake, BC Canada, the surroundings were gorgeous! And it’s a beautiful lake side drive on the way up, so win all around.

Disclosure / We were not compensated nor given a tree for this shoutout. We bought our own tree for full price. Just wanted to share.

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I had secretly hoped to land the perfectly ragged Charlie Brown styled tree, but when I saw this tall, skinny and slightly quirky one, that was it! My eye was on the lookout for an uneven profile for a more natural take. This would do just fine and fell within my 30″ perimeter piece of twine I brought along for the ride. ( I pre measured the living-room space)

There were lots of gaps in between some branches too and more could be removed if desired. SOLD! Get the saw!

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zzzzz zzzz zzzzzz zzzzz zzzzzzzzz zzz zzzzzz x 1 million. And those aren’t sleeping z’s either! We worked that trunk! It was so thick! Why we picked a tree with the thickest trunk of the bunch I’ll never know. So we took turns.

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But the most fun part of all was watching the tree walk out of the forest…

I informed my boy that they’d pick the tree up with a little tractor, but he had no time for such nonsense. Up it went, and made a VERY wobbly exit. 

“Tell me where to walk, I can’t see anything!”

I think my part of this was the hardest though… gasping for air from laughing so hard, I puffed out the odd, “Watch that HHAHAHAAHAHAHA trunk, go to your PAHAHAHAHAHA rig BHAHAHAHA ht!” here and there. In between every other trunk he actually stumbled over.

By the time we made it to the checkout, I was wiping away tears off my frozen face and the crowd before us were equally entertained. Our walking tree definitely make for a few incredible memories for many! Super kicking myself for not recording it.

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Ahhh…. and then we got warmed up with a little fireside action while sipping hot chocolate and spiced apple cider. I thought the blanket colour coding was rather unique and welcoming.

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Not willing to miss a darn tootin’ thing over this adventure, I coaxed my shivering too cool for school teenager onto the kiddie hayride about to depart. 

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The drive through the grounds was so pretty! And it gave you a chance to spec out the trees you didn’t take advantage of… hmmm, maybe take the  hayride first, folks!

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And then it was over, just like that. There was a whole lotta this going out of the place…

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But luckily, the canopy was still off the back of the truck, so our transport home was pretty effortless.

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We super enjoyed the experience, and will do it again next year for sure! The tree was the absolute perfect fit for our tight squeeze little living room and very soon you’ll see what we did with it!

12 Days of Christmas 2013 via Funky Junk Interiors-012

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Over the last 13 days I’ve blogged, it’s been about the 12 Days of Christmas, bringing you 12 days of 72 combined projects from other bloggers as well. It was a BLAST! And I ended up with some of the most fun projects to date! You can check out the entire 12 Days of Christmas series HERE.

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And the super cool giveaways (6 of them!) still on HERE!

But I have to admit, I’ve really missed telling stories on the blog. So I’m back! The full story telling, too wordy, WAY too many pictures junker is back!

So I’m curious… did you go real or faux this year? Do you have a funny memory of a trip to the tree farm? I’d love to hear them!

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  1. We don’t have many Christmas tree farms here in Florida so I’m a little envious. What a fun experience and the part if the world (Canada) is SO beautiful. I know you and your son are gonna have so much fun decorating you quirky walking tree :-)

  2. Here in Florida we have gone to N.Carolina and cut down a few Christmas trees and what fun!! I love that you and your son have experienced this. Merry Christmas Donna!

  3. That looks so cold but also looks like so much fun. Glad you ate your wheaties for breakfast as that sawing looked very labor intense. Can’t wait to see how you have it all decorated. Also, love the sweat shirt with the Funky Junk name on it.

  4. Oh Donna, I was laughing out loud this morning. What a great way to start my day!!
    The tree looks GREAT!!
    Once upon a time, living in Oregon, my best friend invited me to go “Christmas tree chopping”. I thought she was doing a Cheech and Chong impersonation so I dressed for “shopping”. Snow on the ground I lost my shoes with every step. Did chop a tree though.
    I was laughing then almost as hard as I was laughing this morning reading your story. Thanks for sharing!!!
    ~Happiest Holidays
    ~Christina

  5. I think your Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful! It always means more if you go out and pick it out from so many others. The tree smells so fresh and doesn’t drop its needles like the ones from the lots.
    Thank you so much for sharing all your “funky junk” decorating ideas with us.
    I look forward to each and every e-mail.
    Happy Holidays!
    Nettie from Spanish Fork, UT

  6. What a great day, but most of all what a great memory you created for your son, that is what life is all about, creating memory’s with your loved ones especially this time of year. I can’t wait to see how you decorate your beautiful fresh tree, I bet the aroma is so nice. Merry Christmas.

  7. Yay! I can’t wait to see it all decorated! Do you have tall ceilings in your house? Mine are only 8′ — if they were 15′ I would have a 15′ tree!! I’ve always wanted a REALLY TALL tree… But I squeeze in every inch I can. I always have to cut a little off of the one I pick so that it will actually fit…
    -b.

  8. What fun! Last year I bought a new artificial tree only after having our dog knock over the very old one with missing branches and breaking the stand. The new one has shredded needles so it looks real. Love it. I still have the old tree and will use it to make some wreaths and swags. I so love your blog . . .too many cool ideas and inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  9. Wow… now that is some good lookin Christmas trees… I can just smell the sweet scent of pine. Yes…. I have dearly missed your story telling…. you really know how to spin a good yarn..
    Hugs
    Linda

  10. Excellent choice for sure. If it isn’t bent or missing branches, it isn’t perfect enough for the job :)
    Just make sure that you secure it to the wall or those two curious kitties will bring it down in the middle of the night (lesson learned the hard way).
    Love your blog. Have a Happy Christmas!

  11. We go live every year – although since I am a nut I also put up 3 artificial trees. But the live one is the one I love the best. We cut our own each year and it lasts a good 6 weeks in the house. We always get a monster tree – 15 feet tall and I try to get one just as fat! This year it’s almost 16 feet tall and a good 14ish feet wide. She is a beautiful beast and lots and lots of holes for all the good stuff! Merry Christmas to you and thanks for sharing your tree adventure!

  12. Thanks for taking on a trip of old memories. We don’t do that any more because we are too old. Enjoy while you are young. Can’t wait to see the finish tree as I know you will come out with a beauty just like everything else you do. Merry Christmas and Gods blessings.