Our Christmas Tree is finally UP! Some years, the years when the boys are not here I can barely drag a box of Christmas decorations out and feel all surly and sour about the whole "thing" .... but the times they are here I love to get our tree out and see it primped in all it's glory!!
A labour of love and a certain amount of pedantic perfection required.... so many strands of white lights in the middle, so many coloured ones on the outer branches.... I'm picky (ask David!)
But when it's up and done I savour it so.
Quite the hotch potch of ornaments as they all have a meaning and a memory attached. Garnered from Kindergarten years to present day, and each year we add a new one. This year it's a glassy whale from Anthropologie - to symbolise the shape of Long Island (a la Greenport Brewing Company).
Definitely not your average Home and Garden cover material, but I love it anyway.
A little over the top perhaps, but when I first came to America I was mesmerised at all the wonderful and (inexpensive) decorations and quickly amassed and rather large collection.
Fortunately these days I limit myself to the one new ornament a year but I still enjoy unpacking the different bits that have been garnered over time and perphaps even more so this year as I have in my mind's eye a little photographic whooppee to make with the tableaus that I create....
What do you think?