I have been so behind this Christmas season. I have just decided to enjoy and not stress too much over the details. I am happy though that I finally have the tree up and I am really enjoying it :)
This year I got a Grand Fir. I have never decorated anything except a Noble and I actually really enjoyed this kind of tree. The reason I changed was because Chantel said she wanted a really fat tree--and this one was really fat!
Our dog Duke has been admiring the tree.
I used feather boas to give a look of snow. I tore long pieces of eyelet fabric and tied them into bows. I added frames, white ornaments and pearls.
I love angel wings and can never get enough. I want to get more handmade paper ones--I see some many gorgeous ones out in blogland.
I love hanging the frames on the tree. It is a new tradition for us for sure! This year I am going to look for some larger lightweight frames. They add such a personal touch!
This picture makes me smile--when Chantel was little we always had to buy her dolls in pairs. She thought since she had twin brothers that babies came in pairs.
I love my star--especially because I transformed it from an ugly gold to a sparkling white beauty! I also love the paper roses on the tree.
I am really happy with this years tree! I am already thinking forward to next years tree--I am thinking more frames, more boas, more angel wings and crowns!
I want to find more crown ornaments -- angel wings and crowns...two of my favorite things!
I am planning to wrap presents in brown paper and tie lace around them. I love this look. My Mom got me tons of lace this summer at garage sales for very little money. So this pretty wrap job cost almost nothing! Those that know me will not be surprised that this first wrapped gift is for Janae's kitties!
Chantel and Duke checking for presents under the tree :)
I hope this finds everyone enjoying the season!
Thanks for visiting!
Edited to say: Many of you have asked how I keep the cats out of the tree. First thing is, after many years of experience I have learned, you can't let them watch you decorate it. Creates too much interest! I lock them in a bedroom. Then the first day they batted at a few things, tried to climb it, but after I squirted them with a water bottle a dozen or so times now they are ignoring it. Fez did open a present this morning..but who could blame him. It was a box of kitty treats. :)