I reintroduced red (via antique paisley pillows) last year into my family room. So I thought this year I would pull out my plaid ribbon, some of my long lost but much favored ornaments, add pomegranates (which I normally pick green from my trees) and go traditional. For some reason I just couldn’t. I love it in other’s homes. So I began with my mercury glass ornaments that are all in bronzy tones. I added some other favorites (being careful to select ones that aren’t edible). If you read my blog regularly you know about Beau. Last year we had a tabletop tree at the lake. Apparently Beau (now two) still thinks anything stuffed is still fair game.
My tree is not a “designer tree”. I still enjoy the tradition of using the ornaments that I have collected locally from artisans, made by my children, and those gathered from my travels. How about you? Do you do a different tree every year or is it decorated with ornaments that hold special meaning to you?
The mantle is decorated with fresh pine, faux berries, pine cones, lemons, pears and twigs
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