Can you believe it's December? I can't. Seriously? Already? Phooooom, there goes another month whooshing past. Time to decorate!
These pictures are from a past tree. Had no tree last year since we went to Italy instead. As wonderful as that was, we decided on the spot that we didn't want to be away from home on actual Christmas day again. It just lacked the magic, the traditions. We didn't even have stockings, but used these antique pottery crocks in the rental house! (The hardship :-)
I haven't taken pictures of this year's tree yet. We finished decorating it at about two in the morning. We had begun the other evening, and I just didn't like it. We'd gotten colored lights and they were kind of garish, and the tree is so much bigger than we are used to (9 feet; our old house only had 7-foot ceilings!) that there is just more of everything and it needed ... something. It needed cohesiveness, like a garland, like a design plan. So I took everything off -- Jim humored me -- and started over.
(Perfectionist not only in writing!)
Sooo much happier now. I got pink lights to go with the white, and some silver garland, and I think it is lovely lovely! I have a hankering to hit the antiques mall for armloads more vintage mercury balls. You can just never have too many. I think I could fit 800 mercury balls on a tree. You would barely be able to see the greenery. Ha! And they shouldn't be confined to the tree. A pretty bowl of scratched up vintage mercury ornaments? Love.
I [heart] Christmas. Hope you're having fun too!