To send this blog off for the year (even if I was a very bad overall blogger this year) I thought I'd talk a little about my love of Christmas ornaments. Growing up my mom had this glass spindle, given to her by my grandma, that was our tree topper. I loved it so much and always loved that moment when it went up. It is very similar to this item, but in blue:
Nothing ever felt right for a topper for any of my trees unless it was a glass spindle. I finally found one 2 years ago down in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin at a cute shop that sells all things Christmas year round. It's a fabulous place. This is the one I now have:
"They are original glass Christmas decorations from the Thuringian Forest. Since the year 1597 the people of Lauscha, a small town in the Thuringian Forest, have been working with glass. Lauscha is know as the cradle of glass Christmas decorations. There, the first glass ornaments in the world were made. Each piece is handblown and individually created."
I think that's so cool. I love little things like this.
I always find it funny that I have specific locations for some - my two sequined stars have to be the top two most two ornaments, The "K" & "R" have to be hung next to each other and in the same general location as the yearly couple (the ones you get names painted on, kwim?) ones that I get for us. In the end, there is no right or wrong way to decorate a tree, am I right? As long as you love whatever you have and enjoy the beauty...who cares?! At least that's how I feel. Last year I had two big main trees and I themed the fabulously large real tree in the frontroom with the colors in the room - red, silver, blues. I put the white tree, along with my vintage, bright, colorful ornaments downstairs in the rec room. It was nice and I enjoyed them...but I was also glad that this year I decided to just go with the white one (granted that was because we thought the house would be on the market right now but still...)
As I'm sitting here looking at my tree, I even realized that I never got around to putting the spiraling ribbon on it...huh. Guess it's too late now! But that just further proves my point that you can't go wrong when you decorate the tree. I have so much lust looking at some of those glorious trees from uber decorators, the Martha Stewart's and the Pinterest goddesses, but in the end I am happy with my tree routine. Enjoy!