Yesterday, the day after a snow storm, we went out in the snow and sunshine of Ohio to cut down our tree. Unfortunately, the tree farm had already cut all the Canadian firs we prefer, so we chose a beautiful one from the barn.
George was disappointed he didn't get to lie on the ground in the snow and saw it down himeslf.
But the tree was covered in ice, so it's been dripping onto towels all night and hopefully will be dry enough to trim this evening.
In the meantime, I've mostly finished all the other decorating, including putting up my artificial tree in the basement living space. Our main tree upstairs has no theme. Its ornaments come from all over the world: some are handmade, some are mass-produced, some are kinda ugly but sentimental anyway, some are pretty and have no meaning at all, some are from our grandparents, some were made by our children, some are patriotic, and there's at least one from every state we've lived in (nine in all).
Eclectic Family History. That's our theme.
In the basement, however, within full sight of my craft desk for maximum inspiration and festivity, is a tree trimmed in paper ornaments. Shocking as it might sound, I have made a lot of paper ornaments over the years, including a whole series of miniature books. They've been scattered on our regular tree in the past, but this year I'm putting them all in one place.
And I have made a few more.
These three ornaments use an old Hampton Arts Da Vinci alphabet set, a square punch, and dimensionals from SU. Easy and fun!
Blogger's giving me fits about uploading photos, but eventually, I will include pictures of the trees.
Do you have multiple trees? Do you have a theme for your tree/trees, or is your theme like ours...Eclectic Family History?
stamps: Hampton Arts discontinued
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: square punch, 1/8" circle punch, dimensionals, ribbon