Well, I did it. I got the ornaments on the tree, the bows (both the sheer red ones, and the rafia ones,) and the fancy garland. It’s done. And I love it. Just like I do every year.
I’m not experimental with my tree. Over the years I have perfected it to suit my taste, and I have no interest in varying it in any way. That may change some day, but I’m thinking not. It would require a wholesale change in ornaments, and I just don’t see that happening.
I am, however, adding a second tree. I thought about it, and thought about it. There are plenty of reasons why I shouldn’t. The clutter drives Mr. Tattered nuts, but it is skinny and will fit in a little corner. It requires getting some new ornaments, but I can make many of them, and I don’t have to do it all in one year. I can start out with a few (I even pulled a few out of my existing ornaments that will work) and add to it over the years. I just can’t get the vintage look out of my head, and I shouldn’t have to.
So, tomorrow I’ll start working on that. I suspect I’ll follow the same basic formula.
Then I still need to get the Santa display up on the top of my entertainment center, and my angels up over the library cabinet (and the vintage tree will go up next to it!) I moved the snowmen out to the front porch this year. Normally I put them on the dining room table, but Mr. Tattered is using it to sort his genealogy info at the moment, and I need to be reasonable, right? I’m not sure where the “tree” display will go this year, but that is the least of my worries. I’ll figure it out.
Oh, you wanted to see the tree pictures, right? Heeheehee! I almost forgot. I wish I could figure out a way to get better photos of it. They don’t seem to do it justice. But here goes…
Hope you’re making progress on your decorating, and enjoying it as much as I am!