Trim The Tree Thursday is hosted by Brett at Southern Hostess. It's fun to see so many beautiful and creative women at work! Visit Brett's blog to see a list of the wonderful blogs participating in TTTT!
The main tree in our house is in the family room. The picture was a little off angle - it really is standing straight and tall! This tree is decorated with glass silver glittered pine cones in two sizes, round clear glass and silver ornaments in two sizes, and in three shades of pink and burgundy round glass ornaments. The star on top is glittered silver. The skirt under the tree is actually a burgundy velvet quilted throw my daughter gave me for my birthday one year. I use it for my Christmas tree skirt, then I cover with it to stay toasty warm all winter!
The second tree in the family room is a 3 1/2 foot lighted tree, but I don't use ornaments. It seems like overkill with another larger tree in the room.
Under the little pine is a happy little snowman, courtesy of my friend CeeKay last year. He wishes us peace, as I'm sure we all wish for in the new year.
My parents had the antique chair refinished and caned for me one Christmas. It sits on the hearth year round, but at Christmastime it sports three of my favorite holiday books, Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, The Christmas Box Miracle and Christmas Shoes both by Richard Paul Evans.
A few other holiday decorations around the family room...
"When one has faith that the Spring thaw will arrive the winter winds seem less harsh."