I've been decorating and tweaking since Saturday, (you too?) and to be honest I really didn't have much of a game plan before I started. I knew I didn't want to go out and buy anything. I have tubs and tubs full of decorations, greenery, ribbon, and fun vintage Holiday goods. I knew I'd be using Plaid, but then, I use some Plaid each Christmas Season. What I really wanted was something just a little "different" than what I've done in the past.
I started grabbing up boxes of vintage Shiny Brites years ago; I love their wonderful patina. I later narrowed my buying to golds, silvers, whites and creams, but still those lovely little brightly colored baubles had a hold on me.
Usually I just bring out the old boxes and display the ornaments inside,. But this year, I decided to break open the boxes and actually use a few. I thought my little LED Winter Frosted Tree would be a great way to bring in some of the Mini Christmas Brights/Brites.
I love the vintage boxes almost as much as the ornaments themselves.
Here is my little tree this Fall, with some silk leaves and berries.
(I don't think I've shared my new-to-me needlepoint pillow yet)
There's not much "fluff" or adornment on it.
I always think of this as a Charlie Brown Hybrid Tree. (te he)
It does look prettier all a-glow when it's night time.
As you can see, I have a couple of new friends who've joined the herd.
I'll introduce you soon.
How about you, are you using color in your Christmas decor this year,
or are you staying with neutrals?
I have a little of both!
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