I whine and complain about having to put up the Christmas tree and even catch myself thinking that I won't even put up one. Well, I know full well that I couldn't stand not to put up a tree and I actually used to put up 4 trees when I had a much bigger house! Anyway my husband graciously puts up the tree one more time and I begin to decorate.
That's when it starts... the excitement of seeing treasured ornaments that were packed away so carefully the year before, and a plan begins to take shape. My plan took a little bit different turn this year as I decided to change the color of my decorations. I normally put Santa ornaments and carousel horses on (I know it's a strange combination but it works) but this year I have decided to do some different things. My new favorite color is aqua/turquoise and silver (with a touch of red) so that's what I have decided to do and I wanted to share some photos with you...
Did I mention bubble lights? I absolutely love the clear bubble lights and the clear ones are hard to find.
This is a Santa card I made for an art show and decided to keep one for me!
Another ornament I decided to keep :)
And another :) I just love the Old World Santa images.
Here is where the carousel horses and the Santa s make the connection. It makes sense when you could see the tree all together.
Here is the one lonely little porcelain ornament I painted a couple of years ago. I had really good intentions of painting several. :( Sorry about the glare!
This is the tree without lights.
And this is the tree with lights.
Oh, but wait.... something new this year!
In for a penny, in for a pound. Isn't that what they say?
I'm not really a tinsel kind of girl but I just couldn't help it. It just goes with the theme of the tree. I found some of the old style silver tinsel at an antique shop and I had to have it. This picture just doesn't do the tree justice but I hope you have enjoyed my decorating.
I'm in the mood now!