The Tree 2011 is different than our usual Christmas tree. It's a fresh tree -- our artificial 9 footer is still in the garage in it's protective covering. It's shorter by t least two feet! It's not as wide around either. And it may not have the "wow" factor of our normal big tree but I think it is a sweet tree!
|We put it in the same place as our big tree -- it's the first thing you see when you enter the house.|
Filled with amber twinkle lights . . .
|There's something about a real tree. There isn't an artificial that can come close to the real deal.|
And our collection of mostly Shiny Bright "antique" ornaments.
|Reds, blues and pinks coexist happily on the branches.|
The ornaments we've had "forever" and some were even my mother's and my aunt's. Years ago we decorated two trees -- the big guy downstairs and a six foot pencil tree upstairs. That -- the pencil tree -- was my tree. I had white twinkle lights, antique ornaments, real metal tinsel and a great angel topper.
|One of my favorites -- a set of six (two of each style) bought at a Garage Sale for 50 cents for all six of them!|
But one year husband Jim took the tree to our store . . . and sadly, it never made it's way home. So the antique ornaments were put in a bin in the basement where they've lived for the last six years.
And then we got this real tree and . . .
|I know why they're called "Shiny Bright" -- they reflect the tree lights so that the whole tree glows!|
The ornaments were perfect for this simpler Christmas tree.
|One of my favorite ornaments (I have another that is gold) and one of my first purchases.|
We bought them mostly at Garage and Estate Sales before they skyrocketed in price. It's nice to rediscover a much loved Christmas treasure.
It's Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.