Thursday, December 24, 2015

Oh, Christmas Tree...

I have failed terribly at the Capturing December challenge, so I'm not even going to make a pretense of catching up anymore.  

At least our Christmas tree is finally complete.  Carey has been out of town, and it just didn't seem like a good idea to be up and down on the ladder with no one around, so it was only partially decorated for quite awhile till one of the grandsons came over and lent a hand.

For some reason I just didn't want to use our regular collection of Christmas ornaments this year.  As much as I love each and every one of them, I couldn't wrap my head around all the bright colors and variety this time.  

So I bought (though I truly meant to be paring down the collection this year) 4 dozen white/pearl balls at half price. 


I recycled a dozen spherical water bottles by covering their colored lids and drilling holes to add string loops for hanging.  They look pretty lame in this closeup photo, but taking in the whole tree, they look like bubbles.  :)

I used plain white cardstock and a jumbo punch to make some snowflakes that I just tucked in among the branches.


I reused white silk flower stems that I have used for years on the tips of the branches...they give a sense of a light sprinkling of snow...or at least that's what I imagine.  And the clear 'icicles' went on...if I just hung those on I could call the whole thing good...I love them so much.  

This year they were joined by some inexpensive little 'crystals.'  


And that's it.  I just realized that without a single red or green bauble on, it is really a wintry tree, and I could leave it up through January.  Not that I will.  Probably.
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7 comments:

  1. Your tree is beautiful! Merry Christmas, Kathleen! Hoping to be a more faithful blogger and blog-reader in 2016.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. I need to be better at reading/writing blog(s) too. Pesky things like working get in the way, don't they?

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  2. Just gorgeous, Kath! I will go back to my bigger tree next year as the cheapy one I bought looked sparse and well, cheap! :)

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    1. Thanks, Joolz! I think this is the third year, maybe fourth, for this tree. It's pretty, but HEAVY. And I wish they had something that actually smelled like a real tree to spray on these artificial ones! :)

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  3. No Christmas tree up for us this year...I don't have the space and it didn't seem worth it for just us two but I did enjoy our Christmas decorations....I also loved seeing your tree!

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    1. I’m not sure I left a comment about your Christmas decorations. I did read the post, and thought they were lovely. Have spent so much time on the run lately, I’ve been catching up on blogs on my phone which makes it not as easy to leave comments.

      We’ve had years where we didn’t have room, or were in the middle of a move, etc. It makes it seem even prettier when you are able to put it up the next time.

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  4. Your tree looks beautiful, kathleen. Happy 2016 to you and yours x

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