This is Mrs. H.'s tree, it is more fabulous every year.
Here are some good secrets:
*String your lights from the inside out and use miles of it
*Have a ridiculous amount of ornaments, that are interesting and special to your life
*Great Christmas trees are like great charm bracelets--buy Christmas ornaments when you go on trips. A great Christmas tree is unique and personal.
A 60's transition between chrysalis and butterfly.
topped off with--
The Perfect Lampshade!!
Home made ornaments, made by our adorable, goofball children are the best.
A bejeweled bird swoops in from the 60's.
Repent, or you will get a lump of coal!
Another angelic interpretation, dangles in the doorway.
An old time Christmas cabin for you to peek inside.
Notice the clever cabin within the cabin?
Hint...look at the shadow box.
This might be the most beautiful creche I have ever laid my eyes on.
Note to all, Christmas celebrates family, birth, life and light, no matter what religion you follow.
More dangling angels from the chandeliers and door ways.
Wrap festive red ribbons around your stuff.
This curvy sofa, in the den, is covered in Sunbrella and is guarded by a diligent ram.
Watch it!! He has a bit of a look in his eye.
More books, and please note, not covered in decorative paper.
We cannot enjoy the bliss of floating through other people's libraries, if they have covered
I am my books, and Quintessence needs to weigh in on this subject.
I too have this modern creche. All the faces of the adoration figures were people the artist (sadly deceased) knew. You can't see it, but Jesus has the cutest pudgy toes.
Mrs. K., her Grandmother and her Mother celebrated all the art and style of their time. The secret is... that good taste, in any age goes with everything--high and low!!
Nobody does it better!
Merry Christmas to all my bloggy friends.
That is me with Chatty Cathy. The heck with the tree.
I still remember the magic and complete happiness.