Last year, due to higher ceilings in the new house and a most unfortunate discovery that mice had gotten in to our previous Christmas tree and left their scat all over it, we upgraded to this serious number. I had to buy a bunch more ornaments last year because the new tree is so much bigger than its predecessor. But mostly, it was the same tree as before. Music-themed.
Note the horrid little tree skirt that I never liked. It’s way too small for the tree. And it’s burgundy instead of red. And I hate it. It also looks like a sad toilet papering job with that ribbon that I festooned somewhat on the bottom layer and then gave up on as I wound upward.
Also note the ugly angel on top that I also never liked and didn’t bother to capture in frame in any of 20 pictures.
So this year I decided to add some botanicals to the tree. It began with this new hairdo.
My kids all said it looks like a volcano. Well they love volcanos, so I’m taking that as a compliment. I did not use the ribbon this year. I’m over it. I used this metallic gold garland (sparingly) instead.
And then, I put in a great many berry sprigs,
and some flowers,
and a bunch more berries, and many poinsettias that I cut off of some garlands from Michaels,
and a brand new tree skirt that fits and is the right color,
Let’s see that in an instant replay. BEFORE:
Well, I for one, love it. It’s so juicy and abundant.
I also bought a new runner for the nativity, new cushions, new throw, new tablecloth for the morning room, and who knows what else. I suppose I could reconstruct the damage from the credit card report, but why would I do such a horrible thing?
From this angel, you can barely tell what a construction zone everything still is. In the corner behind that chair resides my air compressor and two nail guns. I feel a sense of despair and agony over when I will finish the construction in here. It’s a HUGE job. And I am a BUSY girl.
Busy you say? You haven’t been blogging, you must have oodles of time on your hands. But, no. I have diverted it into other internet ventures. And teaching. And singing. And multiple professional design/staging projects. LAAAH!!
I have missed the daily blogging. It takes more time than you probably realize, but I miss your comments and connection.
This is not a goodbye.