You may not know this about me, but I'm quite Scroogey about the holidays. It's not that I don't enjoy the decorating, it's just that I dread taking it all down, packing it away, and finding a place to store it all until next year. I felt especially lazy this season. I decided not to decorate the mantels or any other space in the house. The tree and a fresh wreath on the front door were my holiday concession.
We found a beautiful tree. I convinced myself that it was so shapely that all it needed was some lights and a draped pearl garland. My ulterior motive of course was that the less I put on the tree the less I had to remove. Well, I thought it looked lovely in a minimalistic way. Unfortunately, anyone who stopped by asked me when I was going to finish decorating the tree. My sister even offered to help me decorate it!
I caved and added some feather wreaths, a section of fur fabric as a tree skirt, and a few ornaments. The other difference is that I normally photograph our tree in daylight. I decided to give it a try at night. I like the shadows and contrasts that the darkness creates.
|Our tree with fur, feathers, and pearls.|
|Tree reflected in my mirror on the stairway.|
|View of the other side of the tree.|
|Faux fur tree skirt from my fabric stash.|
|The jester moves when you pull the cord. Love bubble lights.|
|Mini Feather Wreath|
|This was our first try with bubble lights.|
|Gold Tear Drop Ornament|
I want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season.
To see last year's tree, go here.
|Last Year's Tree|