Well, our holiday decor is still evolving but the Christmas trees are about finished. Would you like a little looky-loo?
This is the first year that I put up a white tree. I bought it in the rush of after Christmas sales last year. I set it up in the piano (dining) room where we usually have our family tree festooned with colored lights and all the kid ornaments. (You know, the one with the first grade toothless miniature school photo covered in glitter globs or the dried out macaroni ornament painted in primary colors and attached to a faded piece of construction paper.)
The white tree is a little smaller than the other tree we normally use so I decided to forgo the homemade ornaments (at my son’s request) and go with a different theme this year.
White lights and red and white with nutcrackers taking center stage.
There was quite a bit of space in between the bottom branches of the tree and the crocheted skirt my grandma made. I filled the open area with a number of nutcrackers leaving a feline sized space in the back for the kitty. She likes to set up command under the tree and seems to enjoy her little fort amid the nutcrackers. There is one nutcracker though, in particular that the cat isn’t fond of. I continually find it knocked over. (Face down.) In the above photo it is the nutcracker on the far right–the Herr Drosselmeyer. (Maybe it’s an eye patch thing…)
This mini tree is a scaled down version of our traditional family tree with the colored lights. It resides in a white painted thrift store urn in our entryway.
It is adorned with the children’s baby ornaments and a few other toylike baubles.
The “fancy” tree stands tall in the living room. It is covered in white lights and draped in ornaments of silver, turquoise, crystal and white. Last year I used pops of red but this year I went for the white accents instead.
I spray painted a number of gold ornaments white this year including the tree topper. It was a thrift store find last December and this is the first time I’ve used it. It tends to be on the sharp side and is quite heavy. One of the children (instead of being filled with wonder and joy) made this comment about the macelike topper, “Wow, this would make a great weapon in prison!” (A brief insight into our parenting success…)
In the mean time, here is a peek of my Christmas trees from last year.
So what about you? What is your decorating style? Short and sweet or the more the merrier?
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