I am so happy to have my house in holiday mode, it just tickles me to wake up and have the trees lit. We put up 2 christmas trees. One upstairs, that is a smaller tree that gets all our handmade, collectable ornaments, kids crafts and such. The kids now take care of decorating that one by themselves and they did a great job.
Downstairs we have the big tree that I always dreamed of having since I was little, which is "my tree". I decorate that myself and go with a color theme each year. I don't know what it is, probably the designer in me that likes to experiment and not do the same thing every time. This year I did the same thing as as last year though because I loved it so much, all red and silver with a little bit of white. Now, as I said, I get to decorate this tree, but the kids keep on bringing me recommendations on what would work on the tree. Some of them are taken into consideration....others are shot down as gently as possible. However, one morning this little one eyed paintstick snowman had appeared on my tree. The color scheme works, so it gets to stay.
I like to keep my tree up into January too, so between Christmas and New Years, I change out the decorations a little bit.....it turns into a cocktail tree for New Years!! I display all my cocktail themed ornaments, shakers and even hang my plastic wine glasses from the tree. I will have to take a picture of it this year to share with you when the transformation is done. It is so fun....especially when people come over...they don't notice it right away, but after a while they go...OH, is that a cocktail shaker?
I finished another Christmas design, but unfortunately I can't really share it with you yet. It's going into a future publication, but for now....it looks perfect on my table. I'm really sorry that I can't show you more right now. Trust me...it looks great with the new pillows.
Have a great weekend...I have a great day ahead of me planned by my family (I love surprises). Yep....it's my birthday today......turning 29.....again.....as usual!!!