When we looked at our house for the first time, I fell in love with the banister. I honestly thought, "That will be so fun to decorate at Christmas time". This year, I toned it down a little since last year, Craig thought someone might fall because the handrail was all covered! :):):) And finally, here is our tree. I bought it at an after Christmas sale about 5 years ago. It is 10 ft. tall and pre-lit. It only cost $30. I love this tree. Simply because it was cheap and I don't have to put lights on it! After all those years of Charlie Brown trees, this one feels magnificent! (Although after looking at this picture, there will be some tweaking of the tree skirt and some other wonky things that I noticed!)
It is covered with ornaments galore. Some drip with tackiness, but they still go up every year. The kids get a new ornament every year. Some years we make them, other years we buy them. Then, when they get married or move out, they get to take them for their tree.
I wish I could share all the things I have been working on, but the pictures would ruin several Christmas surprises. I will just say that my little sewing machine has had a permanent place on our kitchen table for weeks now!!
Have a great day and keep warm!