Welcome to our 2015 version of
a twinkling Christmas tree, Glitterinas!
I was wishy washy about picking a
color scheme or a theme for our tree.
I usually decide in the summer months
what I'm going to use to decorate the tree.
Homemade red and white ornaments
I mean, Snow People
Mom's pink Christmas pretties
Gold and silver ornaments
Santa et al.
I even used candy canes and old fashioned
hard candy one year.
But this year, I just couldn't decide.....
.....wishy washy, I tell you!
Then one day I was shopping for some new
and as I wandered around,
probably wasting time because I
couldn't decide on which
house shoes I wanted,
I saw this silver display....not Christmas-y,
.....and my poor ol' brain had a little pop!
That was it.....I'm using silver on our
Christmas tree this year!
Now I realize this epiphany is not world shaking,
but I did have to choose something!
Yay! I was so glad I had settled on something and could
start organizing things in my mind.
I had some silver Christmas things,
stash had some sparkly silver things.....
.....and I added a few new sparkly goodies....
.....and here we have it!
It's not a behemoth, but it fits nicely into this corner....
and we like it!
Let me show you the top....
The glittery loops and spheres seem to
dance around the very top of the tree.
The ribbon is so pretty at night when there
aren't many lights on other than the tree.
The widest ribbon has silver snowflakes
on it. The narrowest ribbon is woven silver
with very messy glitter on it and the
medium is a gauzy gray.
Each ribbon catches the twinkle lights in a different way
and they look good together.
What do you think, Glitterinas, did I get
the right mix of ribbon for the topper?
Continuing our tour down the tree....
....there are stars and snowflakes....
.....some crystal like jewels....
.....and some round ornaments covered with sparkly jewels.
I'm not really sure what to call these
tinsel covered beauties....
.....but they are pretty on both sides.
They have a lovely pearl right in the center!
This piece of "JOY" is a new
addition to my ornament box....
Last year I added a choo choo train that runs around
the galvanized tub in which the tree stands.
It found it's way around the tree again this year!
Grandson enjoys the train the most, I think.....
along with Gigi!
All of those pieces have come together to
decorate a tree that
stands sparkling in our home to help us celebrate
We really don't need a tree,
or the little musical angel,
or the Nativity scenes,
to have a lovely time together
celebrating Jesus' birth.
Maybe that's what my heart was trying to remind
me of when I was having those
wishy washy moments.
I think I'll take some extra time this evening
and count my blessings
as I sit in the soft glow of our
I hope you can find some peaceful time
in each of these busy, December days.
A big, Pink Glitter hug to you,