After the huge relief of accomplishing 1 of my big projects that have to get done in the next 2 weeks…I decided to take a little break from work and deck the living room.
Here is the pic with a little photo effect…..
I’ll have to admit…this is not my usual volume of tree embellishing. I am finding though that less may actually be more. This tree used to hold hundreds of red and gold and white ornaments, poinsettia swags, ribbon….the list goes on and on. This year I fell in love with a beautiful spool of wide ribbon at Costco and was so inspired by it’s simplicity. I gathered only white and silver decorations….and much fewer than usual. I am quite pleased by how it turned out. Keep in mind this tree is 9 feet tall and Ginny is 5 feet 2 inches so there was a lot of climbing up and down the ladder yikes.
You can’t see the small feisty grey kitten under the last row of limbs. I purposely left out the bottom row to make kitten removal easier on my back. This actually had the unintended bonus of showing off nicely the beautiful wrought iron tree stand that is normally hidden.
This is where I started decorating. We acquired this gimoungus wreath many years ago, and at the time thought it was pretty snazzy with the lights already on it. WRONG!!! It didn’t take long for the lights to stop working and when I went to take them off to replace them found that each light bulb was attached with nearly unbreakable plastic clip. ugh. After an hour of swearing and removing all but a small portion of skin from my knuckles I had the lights off….but had lost the decorating mojo…so we just had a wreath for over a week.
It did look quite cozy and nice with a fire going though : )
Okay…I could go on playing with pics all day…but it’s Jane Day so I have to get ready to get to the shop : )
Hope you all have a wonderful crafty day!!!!