I was under pressure to get the tree up and decorated by the weekend. So I can spend all weekend shopping and baking. Plus we have a Christmas party to attend on Saturday.
Monday night in the freezing, windy cold weather, Lynley and I headed out in search of this year's perfect tree. We found it quickly, the cold weather helped with that.
Here it is all naked. You know the routine, pull out all your boxes and check the lights. I even bought extra lights this year, I still don't think I have enough.
I started with the topper and my new red glitter angels on high look great with a red and green bow attached.
Then added all of our glass ornaments. I don't have little ones around anymore or yet again, so breakable it is for our tree. Only one broke during the decorating. I confess, it was me.
I wish I could show close ups of them all, they are all fun and bright against the lights.
At the bottom is the tree skirt. I get to look at it for a bit because soon will be covered with wrapped gifts.
After I looked at the decorated tree, I removed the ribbon streamers. They took away from the ornaments, lights and shape of the tree.
Yep, much better without the ribbon. Once again the perfect tree (we say that every year).