This year we chose a Concolor Fir, which has a citrus scent and soft curled needles. It is so much easier to string lights and hang ornaments when one is not being skewered by the tree! This year's tree is smaller than in past years, which had been steadily growing, and growing. Our last tree- a prickly Douglas Fir, was so tightly packed (aka: full) that the ornaments simply laid across the outside instead of hanging from the branches. The ornaments hang beautifully from our tree this year, and it is simply lovely.
The Lighting Crew
So many ornaments bring back memories. I made this when we were still in Germany and didn't have but a handful of ornaments to hang on the tree. That's our sweet Nathaniel, only a few months old...
We made these ornaments only a couple of years ago while in Florida. Glass balls, glitter glue and plastic jewels combine to make lovely ornaments that reflect the lights.
This was purchased a few weeks ago at a local craft show. It's a real egg wrapped with decorative paper.
Nathaniel bought this for me when he was working at the Christian bookstore in Coral Springs. It is painted on the inside, and very detailed too!
And here's another ornament that we made in Florida- painted on the inside, but not quite as detailed as the one Nathaniel gave me!
Our lovely little tree... In the library in the front of the house, situated in front of a window for "the people".