After Christmas last year, I decided to give away my Christmas tree. I'd only had it a couple of years but found it challenging to decorate, not because of its size, but because of the way the branches were put together.
So, that left me with no tree this year and since I wasn't in the mood to shop for a new one, I borrowed one from twin sister.
It's called a "pencil" tree, and for good reason. It's tall and skinny. I'm still getting used to the thinness of it, but I think it works just fine.
I wasn't able to put all of my ornaments on this skinny tree, but in keeping with tradition, I used my dated ornaments collection. This collection started in 1980 and gets added to each year.
Can you guess what 2014's dated ornament is? I bought it during our October getaway to Pigeon Forge and I'd say it perfectly depicts the highlight of the year. I'm calling it the "year of the bump." There's also a dated ornament that holds one of cupcake's ultrasound pics.
As always, my tree includes some of the homemade ornaments twin sis and I made almost 40 years ago. The gold and bead trimmed mirror, and the little hat, are two of those ornaments.
It's obvious that I love a tree that has lots of ornaments.
In the dining room, I draped a garland with lights over my old pie safe and hung the little cupcake ornaments I bought in Pigeon Forge, in honor of the upcoming arrival of my granddaughter that I will call my cupcake. (Cupcake's arrival is only two-and-a-half months away! Eeeeek! I'm excited!)
Someone adorable graces this end-table. That would be my precious baby girl who is fixing to have her own baby girl.
Christmastime is here.
Until next time, dear friends, may we never lose sight of the reason for the season. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)