It’s exactly one month after Christmas. I find it hard to believe. This past year we used our white tree, opposed to the green tree for Christmas. Here is where we started.
We put a bunch of ornaments on it and it could have used more. My feeling towards Christmas trees is typically “More is better.” I can always add ornaments. You need a good mix of color and reflective. I like clear and/or mirrored ornaments shoved in first to create depth and a reflective surface. Then, I was able to find around seven boxes of Christopher Radko’s reissued Shiny Brite, plus The Mister’s mother found some older glass ornaments.
Some of the Radko Shiny Brite I found
The box of ornaments from The Mister’s momma
Of course, we had my other Radko ornaments and family ornaments to add. Then, I found some glittered curly sticks, red bows and some clear ball picks. I decided “Why not?” and loaded it on.
Here are some up close photos:
This is probably my favorite photo.
Next year, I will be better about taking better count of what we put on it. I’ll go for a step-by-step run down.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like that time of year where everyone is trying to out do others. Whether it is their neighbor, co-worker, other blogger, The Ghost of Christmas Past they are challenged in a Spirit Showdown. Between family gatherings,
buying last-minute gifts wrapping presents you purchased well in advance and overall holiday hoopla I’m sure you have tons of time to decorate for the Christmas holiday. You and these people:
I bet they even grew the greenery themselves. They’re probably organic herbs, so you can reuse them by trying them on a salad or something. We’d put it on pizza in our house because they’re more popular than salads.
I actually thought about doing gift topiaries, but I had too many questions.
- What kind of paper did they use?
- Do I glue them all together?
- How hard is that to store? They better be reuseable if not for me, for the earth.
- Do you use boxes or something more solid like foam or plastic boxes as the packages?
- What the hell am I thinking?
If I do them next year, I’ll keep you posted. You can come over and we’ll do it together since we have so much time on our hands.
I’m going to assume everything has been replaced in this room to be a Christmas item. That or they keep dolls by the fireplace and baby buggies on their mantle year round. Either way, I don’t care for it and find it borderline creepy.
There are three trees and an unidentifiable number of poinsettias in this abandoned boat. It’s pretty but I’m concerned why they’re encouraging people to go onto thin ice or into extremely cold water. At the holiday party everyone has to guess how many poinsettias are in the canoe. Go out there to get a good look. And die or at least become really sick.
They took the themed food too far. What kind of meal is this?
I would want to leave this party and maybe check out the neighbors with the boat we just saw.
When this cat claws your face off, you deserve it.
Is it just me or does this cat look especially angry?
I don’t put much trust in cats and am aware they especially do not appreciate outfits. I wouldn’t put The Colonel in a collar that made noise, that would drive me bonkers. I may do this.
Don’t lie. If we do it, you want to see it.
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