Sometimes, I am slow to realize that all of you probably get very tired of seeing prickly brush, icy woods, and brown, golden shrub............. on my blog.............no matter how much I always consider it to be pretty.
So I decided to give you some Christmas cheer to give your eyes a vacation from all of that.
I put our tree up today...............by myself.
Years ago, this used to be the exciting part of our Christmas celebration. I would make hot cocoa, pop popcorn, and have decorated sugar cookies on the table, as my 3 young children would happily pull each and every ornament out of the box and display it on the tree.
My husband was the one to apply the strings of lights.
Now our 3 children have grown and flown away from these childhood fancies, my husband is busy away at work............so Burl Ives is my assistant as he sings Christmas tunes to me.
I also did not use our vintage balls this year. They have been a part of our tree every year for 30 years, but last year, they started showing their fragile-ness, so I have decided to decorate
with new balls and little silver bells.
One thing that will always be the same on our tree is our Christmas angel. She has been on every tree even when my husband and I were dating and fixed a tree together. She was the one we picked out. I think she came from Gibson...........do any of you remember this store?
She has had her head glued back on, her dress puffed back out and her wings straightened, yet she still smiles down as she sits on her tree top.
My camera cannot cope with the flashing lights so the best shot of my tree is a little blurry, but full of cheer. It is really pretty to go outside when it is dark and look in at it through the window.
How about you?
Do you have vintage balls from years and years to adorn your tree?
Or can you not resist the pretty new ones with the festive designs?
Hope you enjoy this cheery break from the west Texas scenery!