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Saturday, December 20, 2008

How To Chop Down A Chanukah Bush:

After driving for quite a while , and getting little lost, we spy the Xmas Tree Farm .

Before the fall.

.....and after.
We have found ' THE BUSH.'
( my daughter and me )
My daughter Andi and ' The Nana. '
The cutting down of the tree.

It was about 3 degrees, and I had made a mad dash for the car because my hands were freezing. I turned around and caught this shot of Andi helping Nana back from the Xmas Trees.

This is the machine used to wrap the tree in the plastic netting.

Wouldn't it be just like one of my adventures to find an Xmas Tree Farm owned by a Jewish man from the Bronx ? His name is Lowell and he sold his Xmas Trees to supplement his real job
as a clinical psychologist/social worker.
The tree was nine feet tall, and it was all of $ 30.00 and a tip. Can you believe that ?

A Success,
Three generations on their way at last !

The upside down feet in the second picture was Lowell's idea of funny.
He was a real sweetheart of a guy.

( enlarge any picture for more info and a closer look )

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her blog of her Adventures in Design


  1. Seems like a really great day.
    Merry Christmas

  2. Seems like a really great day.
    Merry Christmas

  3. Maria,

    thank you so much .
    and yes, it was a very interesting day !
    really, you have no idea....

    big xmas hug to you .
    have a happy xmas.

  4. OMG this is so funny and precious!
    I once cut down a tree and strapped it my body with ropes to drag it like a plow horse woman through the snow to get it to the house. Those suckers look alot smaller in the woods. Then chop 'em down (which almost killed me since I never used an ax before), and they're huge! But I had the best rosy cheek time!
    Much love to you lumber jack gal!
    xo xo

  5. I wish I had a real tree, sigh - cutting them down yourself with the family is always such a great way to start the holiday off :-)

  6. Looks like you had a great time. Your daughter is beautiful she reminds me of my own princess. How old is she? Happy Holidays

  7. Anonymous21:52

    What a perfect day! I love the shot of the feet sticking up! Hope you and your gorgeous family have a fantastic holiday! xoc

  8. thank you very much for the comments.

    it has been a bumpy ride regardless of the Hallmark Card images.

    but, Chanukah & Christmas Cheer is in the air ( unless someone holds a pillow over your head while you are sleeping )

    love and big holiday hugs to you guys !!! xxx

  9. Thank you Renee for sharing your adventure with us!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2009! May it be a wonderful Holiday Season for you and your beautiful family. I wish you a New Year filled with love and wonderful things.




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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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