I had a bit of computer trouble before Christmas and lost the use of my computer for a while. I wanted to share some of my Christmas decorations and trees with you! I still have some friends who want to come over to my house before New Years to see my trees, so I thought it would still be appropriate to post some pictures and comments to the people who follow my blog in cyberspace!
I have so many Christmas ornaments that there isn’t enough room in the house for all trees I’d have to put up to display them all in any given year. My solution is to put up rotate my themed trees from year to year.
This year I put up two trees decorated with plastic ornaments. Decorated is a tame word for these trees. They are enrobed, crusted, dripping with glory! One tree is all homemade ornaments and the other manufactured plastic ornaments from the 1950s through today.
My silver tree went up in the bathroom again, but I only displayed my plastic dime store manger scenes and bottle brush trees on the wall shelves. Having a finite amount of energy this year, I decided to decorate with the things that please me the most–my “desert island” decorations.
My second tree in the living room was covered with vintage glass ornaments I picked up at an estate sale in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this past summer. They are mostly 1970s Shiny Brite. The star indent at the top of the tree has a Shiny Brite hanger, but I’m not sure that it is the genuine article. Nevertheless, it makes a fun topper for this little faux feather tree.
I’m especially enjoying this little owl tree in the library. I am spending a lot of time here recovering, and it is nice to have something lovely on which to focus. The library already has owls lurking in all of its nooks and crannies, but this is Christmas!