Sunday, November 25, 2012
OH CHRISTMAS TREE!
I finally got the last Christmas decorating done yesterday, the tree. I will post pictures tomorrow.
I have had many different Christmas trees. We use to have a real one but the thought of a living tree being cut down for a few weeks made me switch to artificial. I liked the really big ones, they looked great but took up a lot of space.
I decorated them very pretty and traditional. I also put up several smaller trees, which I still do, to hang the special ornaments like the ones our son made in school over the years.
A couple of years ago I found a smaller tree I really liked ( not quite this small). It is tall and narrow with lots of pine cones and vines. It looks pretty real. I had my husband build me a square stand that it sits it to make it secure and taller. I wanted the narrow one so I could have it in the kitchen. I just loved it there. You could see it from the livingroom but it was so cozy in the kitchen with the woodstove fire. Then my cat Luca came into our lives and the tree was just too tempting for him to climb so into the livingroom it went.
This season I had considered getting a different tree. Although I still love my tree the branches are getting a bit droopy and because I wanted to decorate more Scandinavian this year I thought maybe a different shaped tree would be nice for a change. My son got a little upset because he said he really like the old tree. I could not find anything I like anyway so my cute little tree is up again this year.
I have also made some Christmas trees of my own too. I like to make the shape out of different things. One year I did a traditional feather tree. I love these ideas. The wooden one would look great in my studio which is very Scandinavian. The blocks are cute for the Christmas table so are the candles.
I don't think there are any rules about how to decorate your Christmas tree. I have seen trees done in just about every medium. I think they all look lovely whether over the top and themed...
ornate and elegant...
I even like the edible ones.
It is all a matter of personal taste and that is what I like about Christmas trees, like snowflakes no two are alike!