The part that I love the most about Christmas is decorating the Christmas Tree. I think I might have a slight addiction to Christmas Tree Ornaments as a matter of fact. It's probably because they are so shinny, they come in all shapes and sizes and they are a party to look at even if you have just one ornament hanging from a branch. Like the Snoopy Christmas Tree.
Our first Christmas tree was a wedding present from my BIL and his wife. Since then it has been the main tree in the house, It's super full and to make it look the way I want to, it takes alone around 300 hundred ornaments...Yes no lie...every year I count the ornaments as they go in their bins..color coordinated (yes, all pinks together in their own bin, all red, all blue...well...you get where I'm going) and they are around that number and getting higher as the years go by.
A few years ago, while looking at some old albums I found a picture of me next to my childhood tree! One of those Silver Metallic looking trees. It brought back so many sweet memories that I wanted to bring that old fashioned feeling to our home. Little did I know that to purchase one of those trees would cost a small fortune and at the same time be a fire hazard. So I found this one at Kohl's department store and since then I've been decorating it very simply, like back in the day..only with big ornaments..well as big as I can find them in the same traditional colors. (mine was decorated by my mom in orange ornaments with the big reflector) wish she'd kept that old thing!
I Totally Loved this Tricycle!
There are little trees around the house. This particular one is very dear to my hubs. It was one of the trees that his grandmother used to keep at her house. He was always fascinated by it and when grandma passed on 2001 the only thing he asked his mother if he could keep from her grandma, was "Grandma's Christmas Tree" It is just the way his grandma had it for years. Same ornaments, same star and same bows. My MIL gave me some extra ornaments that belonged to her mom, my hubs grandma, and I keep stored in case one of the oldies breaks beyond repair.
MIL got it for him when they got
married and that was 55 years ago.
Kiddo #2 want it all! He wanted a Circus theme this year so he got it. It was the first tree that went up the day after thanksgiving and I have the feeling is the last one coming down too...if he has his way, just like his brother, he would keep it there all year long too!
So there you go amigos, hope you enjoy my parade of trees for 2012. Have a Bright Season!