Preparing for Christmas……51/2 weeks to go!

I’m just starting to think about Christmas. I’m having a dinner party next week for 12 people & decided to go for a Christmas theme. Thus got out the decorations.


I love the combination of Christmas decorations set amongst vintage silverware. It saves time hanging the ornaments on the tree.

On the mantle piece……. Hand made Christmas tree from recycling an old book. Last year I made a set of 3 in varying sizes.

I’ve been collecting these retro apple Christmas decorations for a few yrs. I love making a “Christmas” tree from branches. The pink branches I painted & beaded my self last Christmas. For over ten years I’ve done a non traditional tree, using branches, 50’s white vases & even
bird cages.For many of those years I never owned a traditional tree. Some family members were worried friends would think us too poor to afford a “normal”tree. Now the the non traditional is popular I went out & purchased a huge traditional tree.( on special for $35 after Christmas sales last year. I like it but wonder what I was thinking!)
It’s here to stay now! I’ll just become creative over the next few Christmas decorating it in a non traditional way!