I must say I had a tough time this year. I never have much of a plan. I just start opening boxes of stuff and sticking things on the tree and usually it just flows. Not this year. I just could not get anything to look good. Quite a few times I felt like putting it all away and forgetting it. But I kept plodding along and eventually, for better or worse, I made it this far:
See that small tree way in back on top of the china cabinet? See if you can guess what's on it. I will show you at the end of this post. This year I brought out my Christmas village houses that I have not used in at least 5 years. I don't set up a village, I just stick them in a few places. There is one on each side of the little tree way in the back.
So far I 've done three of those small trees on top of cabinets. This one is in the dining room on top of a curio cabinet filled with some of my Santa collection (which I also have not used in the past 5 years).
This year I did the dining room in a very lighthearted theme with gingerbread men, blue jean stockings, lollipops and star-shaped cookies.
So did you figure out what was on that tree?
How about allium!
I had to break the stems shorter to use them on the tree, so now they won't be any good for a tall vase. I can always get more next year. See the stems I broke off sticking out the top?