Journaling (under small photo): I love my little rustic Christmas tree. My family is probably getting tired of it, because I've had it for about 12 years at this writing in 2009. My whole house is decorated in rustic country. All of the decorations are handmade -- most are wooden, and it has homemade raffia bows. I call it my Charlie Brown tree, but I think it's actually called a pencil tree as it is tall and slim and fits almost anywhere. I think the family will have to put up with it for a few more years, because I am really attached to it.