This year I just had no time to decorate the tree so I decided to get some help.
I ran out to the storage to pick up the slim artificial tree and a box of ornaments and
quickly grabbed a very old tree skirt.
I had to hurry because it is Christmas Eve and I've yet to do the tree!
Can you believe it?
I was thrilled when they arrived and excited when they began to decorate
because it gave me time to get back into the kitchen!
I really like this peacock but he's been in storage for far too long.
I've had most of these ornaments for many years.
The nest limb that was a gift tonight
I really like it!
I made this gift tree skirt in the 80s and haven't used it actually since then.
Told you I was in a hurry pulling things out.
I like it though and hope to make a new one for next year.
There she is in all her glory!
The tree isn't crooked the only thing I did was to add the star at the top.
Wouldn't you know it, yes it is crooked!
See what I mean?
Let me tell you a little about this precious star.
It was on our family tree in the Johnson Household.
We had this on many trees and I love it.
It is as simple as can be a little tin star with gold garland wrapped around.
There used to be a piece of silver garland around the outer edge but it fell apart years ago.
See the hole in the middle it was made of course to hold a huge Christmas Light,
you know the old fashioned kind that they don't make anymore.
Mama was going to throw it away a number of years ago
I happened to be there and grabbed it quickly!
I put it in a safe place. We moved and it got lost in the shuffle.
I found it this year and here it is in all of it's glory!
Don't you love it?
I tried to straighten the star
Take a peak inside...
Taking a walk outside to see the lights.
A little manger in the window too.
You do that too don't you?
Carly gave me this, she knows I like the stuff and it grows wild at the old house.
I hurriedly put it above the door.
It is pretty.
Let me introduce you to two of the finest Christmas Tree Designers in the world
I was so impressed with how well they did!
Thank you boys!
I hope you've all had a very Merry Christmas and are enjoying the rest of the holiday.
Until next time...