During the past few days, I finally did a little Christmas decorating. My goal is to keep things small and simple. Not that long ago (last year) I couldn’t imagine not buying a large tree. This year? I felt overwhelmed by the whole thing. And Christmas should be the opposite of overwhelming. So welcome to my simple little Christmas.
I started by buying two small trees instead of a gigantic one. And they make me happy. That’s Tree One above. He stands just under three feet without his wicker basket. I decorated him with my book launch countdown chain and all my Santa ornaments.
And here’s Tree Two.
Tree Two stands about four feet tall. She’s fun and funky and decorated mostly with homemade ornaments along with a few other special ones. I didn’t bother with lights because I couldn’t find any normal twinkle ones in my garage. Both trees are smaller than they look in the pictures because, it’s a fact, pictures add ten pounds. At least.
Since I don’t have room on my small trees for most of my ornaments, I displayed my favorite ones on my dining room table under glass domes and inside candy dishes. This is a good way to protect fragile baubles, too, especially when one has two schnauzers snooping beneath boughs. And bonus, instant centerpiece!
I scattered my collection of bottle brush trees around the house, and displayed my son’s manger scene front and center. As it should be.
I have lots of quirky little trees, being a tree fan and all.
These along the windowsill are teeny tiny.
Here’s my entryway. Again, simple. And quiet. And still.
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