Christmas decorating is hard work!
Anybody else tired from trying to get the house decorated? Whew! It is allot of work to dig all that stuff out and figure out where to put it?
Always try to do at least one thing different each year. This year, I used some platters and plates and made a tiered stand to decorate with ornaments, pinecones, etc. I used some florist clay to hold them together so they wouldn't slip and yet I can take them apart afterwards. I'll get some pics taken in a day or so.
I tried to sort of follow the one posted on the Holiday forum by Judithva--her's were just awesome. Mine is okay, but mostly used items I had on hand.
Sure wish I knew where to find those pointed tree toppers like she used. I found a plastic plain one and tried to paint it gold and glued some half marbles on it. Think I still need to put some gold glitter on it. Not crazy about it, but will have to do for now. I added some small lights to mine just to make it show up better. You'll see when I get the pic posted.
House is pretty much done except for the tree--don't want to put it up till later. Mine always seem to dry out so fast!
Now for some garland, lights and decorations out on the front patio area. Then I can sit back and enjoy! Well, at least until it's time to put it all away again! LOL
Any of you trying something new this year? I'd love to hear about it.
Anyone do themed trees? Not me--mine's just a collection of things I've accumulated over the years. Some are ornaments from when I sold Avon, some are wooden ones I've painted, some were gifts from friends, etc.
Whatever your style, be sure to take time to turn out all the lights except the Christmas ones, put on some nice holiday music, sip some egg nog or warm apple cider and just sit, look, and enjoy. Sometimes, we get so busy, we forget to just enjoy.