December 12, 2016
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I am finally done with our Christmas tree.
It was not a hard job ...but I did it in stages,
with lapses of time between decorating sessions.
Our tree is not a designer tree,
but one I put together bit by bit, step by step.
We used to have a ten foot "monster" tree in our other house. That took quite a while to decorate!
We not only downsized houses, we downsized our Christmas tree.
I have so many ornaments that I have to pick and choose which ones to use. It occurred to me that I might need to rotate my ornaments from year to year...and make a list, or a chart, as I doubt I can remember from year to year.
I don't think this year's tree has a specific style. :-)
I put sprigs of berries, pine, and lots of white burlap bows all over the tree. Then I added glitter sprigs to the top of the tree, and randomly around the tree. I like the sparkle! All of the sprigs of this and that help to fill in our tree branches.
The last thing I did was to add glass ornaments...and then special family ornaments.
I looked at the tree and it occurred to me that I just did not have any more space for adding more ornaments.
We gave daughter her childhood ornaments a couple of years ago, after she married and had her own tree.
The ice skates ornaments are mine. I used to ice skate... growing up with colder winters. It has been so long now that I don't know if I could still stand on ice skates these days...but maybe. :-)
So many of my ornaments remind me of a special person, place, or time in my life.
The little plastic snowman is an oldie. And his little light still works after nearly ten years. Amazing!
After all is said and done, and the Christmas tree is finally finished, it is so much fun to sit by the glow of the lights on cold evenings leading up to Christmas.
It is nice to get comfortable under a soft throw, with a cup of hot tea, and maybe a bowl of popcorn...and just sit, and look at the tree.
There is magic in the air...
whether you are young or old. :-)
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.
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