Thursday, December 18, 2008
Googly Eyes and Sequins
We had a very elaborate Christmas last year, so I wanted to dial it back this year. I flirted with the idea of a simply decorated live tree, but a) I didn't want to spend the money and b) I knew I'd miss seeing all my favorite ornaments.
Looking around, I think I may be the only blogger in the world with a fake tree. I'll admit, it's not quite the same as a fragrant fir, but it does have its advantages.
It's easy to set up.
It never dries out.
No allergic reactions (Gerry) or cases of poison ivy (me).
The lights are already on (although I would like colored lights again sometime soon).
No worries about cutting down some critter's home.
I can bend the branches anywhere I want, and they're strong enough to hold heavy ornaments.
There's lots of room for lots of ornaments.
It was really cheap.
So I went with the fake, the decorating has begun, and I'll share some of my favorite ornaments with you over the next few days. Oh, who am I kidding? They're all my favorites!