I think this is the most perfectly shaped Christmas tree we've ever been able to find and I really enjoy the smell and the fullness of the branches. This year we didn't have too many decorations to hang on our tree. On the contrary, we could use more! :)
Since I don't usually overdo decorating, we didn't run out to buy another box of ornaments. For years now I've been only buying glass ones and the bright ones (my favorite) that stand out on the tree are hand-crafted of straw. I bought them in Slovenia in 1999 if I remember correctly.
My straw ornaments come in a shape of a star, an angel, a bell and a pine cone. I wish I could get a lot more of them!
Anyway, this is what our dining room looks like at the moment - and I purposely keep walking by - to catch a glimpse of the tree and aromatic smell of the spruce tree that reminds of of my childhood, when I went for a walk in the woods - full of conifers - every day.
Centerpiece from the photo above is a result of a funny coincidence (and of course I know there's no such thing as coincidences!)... ;)
While we were unpacking all the decorations, I all of a sudden saw several different pieces that were a perfect match for this centerpiece. Too bad the picture doesn't do it any justice...
And finally, my poinsettia with ivy - which I also enjoy very much. Ivy is another significant plant from my early years. My mom had one in the kitchen. It grew several times around all four walls and looked really neat.
So, that's my how my Christmas season looks on the outside - the part anyone can see.
Inside my heart, it's full of sweet memories and happy moments from the past and present. I hope so is yours.