Monday, November 09, 2009

How about a Mini-Tree?

It's still two weeks from Thanksgiving, but my mailbox overfloweth with catalogues featuring Christmas decorations. And that made me start thinking about how to decorate the new house for the Christmas season.

I threw out my old spindly fake tree when we moved. Portia and Babs had made fun of it for years because they said it was shaped like El Jefe--tall and thin. But it fit perfectly in the living room at our old house!

The new house is so Mediterranean/Texas Hill Country in style that I'm rethinking my traditional decorations. I don't think I want to have a large tree anymore, so maybe a tabletop size would be a good idea, something like this:

Family allergies prevent bringing in a real tree, so it has to be fake. But I could use a rosemary bush if I wanted something real. Like this:

Luminarias would be pretty at the front entrance and down the loggia, particularly if I can find battery-operated ones and not have to use the candles that will make El Jefe very nervous that the house will burn down!

It will be a very different look! Are you thinking about making changing your Christmas decorating this year?


Anonymous said...

I'm always plotting how to get out of having to decorate... I love the ornaments, but hate all of the work!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I love Christmas and have a good sized collection of cherished ornaments. It's quite pagan, but there you go. I'm a gilt and shimmer gal all the way. No changes. Just a new place to figure out how to decorate.