We went with navy blue and light blue ornaments this year. At the last minute, I added our orange ones from previous years because they were shatterproof and I felt like we needed more ornaments, even though there are 75 blue ones. If the orange ones were red, it would have been perfect–but we still think our tree is pretty charming. The tree “skirt” is a $9.99 faux sheepskin from Ikea.
Here’s the aerial view at night:
And a close up of the ornaments. There are a lot of great details on them. We added some sparkly pine cones and some of those swirly things too. Technical term.
Since we had so many glass ornaments from previous years that weren’t getting used, I gathered all of our gold ones and put them in my new favorite bowl. Placed on top of a little faux fur I DIYed for last year’s centerpiece, it makes a festive centerpiece on our dining table:
On top of the piano is where our nativity landed. My parents got it for us last year and the piano is the only out-of-Greta’s-reach place in our home it seems. I wrapped some of the glittery red ribbon that seems to be a theme this year around a canvas box and teamed it with a vase of pussy willows to add some height to our little sacred scene.
Chris spent hours and hours outside putting up our Christmas lights: