Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a new look


We decided to remodel our holiday decor this year. The box in our attic held a collection of a whole lot of odds and ends --- ornaments from primary, ornaments from kindergarten, ornaments from friends. They're all beautiful, but it was time for a fresh start. We went shopping together, knowing it would be a tricky group decision. There were dozens of display trees and aisles and aisles of ornaments and lights. We all had different ideas and it was a chore to find something we could agree on. We finally found this bolt of funky pink ribbon and added boxes of bright ornaments. How do you know how many ornaments you need to purchase to properly fill a tree? I felt like our baskets were full and certainly the price we paid at the register was adequate. We explained our dilemma to the couple at the cash register - could we return items or exchange things if we had purchased too much? Apparently, they were the store owners. They looked at our baskets with a smirk and assured us we would need much, much more. (They were right.)

We ended up with a Dr. Seuss looking tree and we are loving it.

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

that tree is so stinkin awesome. I love it to death.

Cynthia said...

Melanie, is that your comment? -- Mom

Lauri said...

That looks like SO much fun! It's great to start all over again from scratch. I want to see a full on view of it though.

Cynthia said...

Lauri, I tried, but the back-light from the window made it look drab, so I waited until night,but then my camera only picks up the tree lights and the ornaments look dark. I need to learn how to use my camera.

Katie said...

Mom...quit being so lazy and just make the drive to see Cindy's tree LIVE.

It looks right up my alley. I LOVE those colors for Christmas. With your creativity, I'm sure it's incredible.

CaliZona said...

Stunning!

You know you are comfortable with a whole new era in your life when the constructionpaper/crayon/tissue/glitter- blobbing/pipecleaner/rumpledfelt "treasures" made at school are honored in your heart instead of in public.

Suzanne Barker said...

Cynthia,
It is a lovely tree and looks very fun. I envy your ability to do that. I don't have the children's ornaments, but still the ones I put on my tree often have a lot of sentimental value. I don't know if I'll be able to change it out for a tree that is beautiful. Maybe, someday! I don't always feel like putting the tree up though, even though it's small. Sometimes I just decorate the house.

rachel said...

Oh, oops, that was my comment. Mom, you never sign out... tsk tsk.