|I had to buy everything this year to decorate for Christmas. Well I had one xmas decoration...it was a gift. I used to cringe at most decorations. Tacky multi colored red and white ones... fake gold...it was all too much for the designer inside to handle. My brother was famous for those red silk balls, with white garland on an artificial tree. It didn't stop there, he had a plastic Santa that lights up and red candles in white plastic fake flower bases. I think some Tammy he dated somewhere along the way picked out those decorations for him.
When I was a kid, my dad would go to the woods near our house and chop down a tree. My brother and I would tag along with excitement. Greg would go in front and then hit a tree with the blunt end of the axe, so the snow would drop on my head. Ahh fond brother memories.
My mom had classy glass decorations from the 50's and silver garland. That's the tree I remember decorating. They were awesome colors like teal, and copper and the icicles! How could I forget the icicles?
Now when it's time for me to pick out decorations this year, there are no glass balls to be found. There's only imitation plastic balls. They are better for a tree on tile floors though. I went with a disco theme. I have a silver disco star at the top, and silver and white balls and silver pearls. Very minimalist.
Jeff said "even designers on those decorating shows usually have at least one color," so I rethought my minimalist monochromatic xmas. "Ok. Aqua. I'll add aqua balls to add some color."
We ended up getting an artificial tree, I think now, those real trees do more good in the ground than in my living room. I didn't even have a clue what to do with an artificial one, so I let Jeff and his years of experience with that kind of thing, take the lead.
No more tree tossing out the window.
I think it turned out nicely. It's going to be a wonderful xmas. First one in our own home with a tree.