The tree is finally finished. Yay! I thought I’d share the stages of decoration since the tree’s transformation from bare naked fir to glitzy Christmas totem took several days.
Stage 1: Nothing but needles. The Fraser fir is a gorgeous shape though.
Stage 3: Add the feather boas. This was a new addition this year. A local designer (chosen to help decorate the White House) was featured in a magazine, which showed her own tree decorated with white feather boas. Since I’m always looking for an excuse to use feathers in my home and personal decor, I jumped right on that bandwagon. It really does look like snow on the needles, don’t you think?
Stage 4: Ornaments, bows, and candy canes are hung on the branches with care. Our tree will never be one of those designer creations because our ornaments are a hodge-podge collection representing our family history (more on that in my next blog). Literally every ornament I hook onto the tree has some significance to me or another member of the the family. I love seeing them all once a year.
I think Santa will approve.