For the past, um, forever, I've put up a tabletop tree rather than a full size real or faux spruce. the first one was a REALLY cheapo green PVC bottle brush type, then i found a nice, flocked, better looking PVC tree in a nice container and much more "real" looking (because some of the branches are uneven and it actually is a little lopsided, i think it looks more real). i would love to have a real tree, but i also love to put the tree up on Thanksgiving...so it would be kindling by the time Christmas rolled around. maybe a live tree that can be planted.....
anyway, the snow was falling outside, and i was inspired to take some pictures of the tree. take a look!
|remember-lopsided makes it look live!|
|i love these sort of Scandinavian looking ornaments.|
|another folky/Scandinavian ornament|
|i have a lot of old, glittered ornaments plundered from my parent's Christmas boxes.|
|green and glitter|
|this one is actually blue, though it looks rather teal in the pic. if you know Charlotte York, then you know how rare vintage blue Christmas ornaments are.|
|i made this one myself in, mmmmm, fourth grade? i think it is quite good.|
|what? WHAT? you wanna say something?|
|from my second Christmas.|
|one of many made by my Grandma Norma by swirling paint inside clear glass ornaments.|
|glittered and quilled|
|old fashioned blue tree topper courtesy of Martha. (who am i kidding, a lot of the ornaments are courtesy of Martha)|
|all lit up at night. there are a lot of red and gold lights in there, as well. i guess they just don't show up that well.|