Here is one of the stars:
and some of the sparkly bronze pears I painted a few years ago:
I am still missing gold birds and gold metal bows, but I don't think I have anyplace to put them now! DH was right. Once I got done this tree has few big empty gaps between branches. One way I hide the big holes is to use large shiny balls deep inside the tree, rather than on the branch tips. Like this shiny green ball which hides a view of the metal pole (hate that!).
I think decorating under the tree is just as important as the tree itself.
To fill the space, I put a few gold reindeer under the tree with some packages wrapped to match the tree colors.
I think I am now done decorating this tree. Today I removed the greenery I had twisted around the drapery rod. I did not feel like decorating that. I decided two wreaths would be easier. They were because I was tired and just stuck some stuff on them and hung them up to cover the curtain brackets. Works for me.
This tree is in a spot where I can really enjoy it for the next month. To the left is the kitchen where I can see it as I cook, etc.
Just for kicks, I looked up last year's tree. What totally different look it was with a gingerbread man/sunflower scheme:
I did use the same big green glittery orbs, but just about everything else is different.
Unfortunately we have a little kitchen problem. Just before we left for our Thanksgiving get-a-way weekend, we discovered that the sink is clogged. Nothing DH does has helped, so tomorrow we will have to find a plumber. If that isn't enough, our washing machine is also about to die. One day last week I heard a loud noise (like the load was out of balance) while doing a big load. When I went to the basement, I saw a little bit of water on the floor (coming from underneath the machine). It's happened a couple of times since, but only when we do a large load. Right now we are only doing smallish loads and it's working fine. No idea what the problem is, but I am quite sure we will be having to buy a new one soon.
I am not planning to do any more decorating. It feels good to have it all done and the room cleaned up.
Is anyone else having a problem with the Blogger preview? I have not been able to use it for the past week.