Hello again and Happy Holidays!
The best time of my day is when I sit in bed at night and read with my beautiful Christmas tree lights glowing from across the room. This is MY tree. I call it MY tree because it is ME in Christmas tree form.
I chose a flocked tree because it softens the overall look. The ornaments are a mixture of gold, silver, white, ivory, seafoam and rose gold. Nothing on the tree is expensive or flashy. Most of them came from Dollar Tree or were recycled and repainted.
Old picture frames that hold black and white family photos were spray painted ivory with a swish of glitter and topped with a silver bow.
Bows tied with wired ribbon and white snowflakes of various sizes help fill in the tree.
This is usually the second tree that goes up in my house. I want to savor it for as long as I can. There’s just something peaceful about a Christmas tree at night. I enjoy it just like it’s an old friend paying a visit…
I look at it and the photos hanging on it…
Wonderful memories with Donnie and the kids…
A simple bottle brush tree and a golden church (a Dollar Tree ornament) sit beside votives on my nightstand.
The colors of the tree are simple and subtle like my master bedroom and it blends in nicely. A poinsettia sits in a ceramic pot along with fresh greenery on a hand painted cabinet outside my bathroom.
My home is very traditional and I sparsely use distressed pieces. I fell in love with this white frame at a wonderful shop in Hoschton, Georgia. Simply Southern Market has one-of-a-kind furniture along with many awesome items made by local artisans. To add a little glam, I made the wreath using satin ribbon and flower sprays found at Michael’s last holiday season.
So here I am in tree form. Full of wonderful memories. Not fussy or high maintenance. A little girly. At peace where I am. Optimistic. Not needing the spotlight but enjoying my gentle glow. Traditional. Authentic. Happy. Looking through rose-colored glasses.
Think of what a YOU tree would be…
Focus on your gifts and strengths today. Use this time of the year to be grateful for who you are and the direction you are taking in your life. Find your peace in the ordinary things in life. Walk every day full of gratitude and expectancy.
Until next time,
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