Hola! Finished at last (yesterday). I need to shovel - we got 2 inches of fresh snow overnight:
|Looking out from the front door.|
|The deer are looking up toward the Shining Star. There's another one hiding underneath|
the Norfolk pine on the coffee table, also looking up at the star (not shown).
|This was taken the day before yesterday, before I decorated the mantle.|
|Here's the same shot angle taken this morning, the now decorated|
mantle is in the background. I also added a few extra gold pine cones
here and there and tweaked the French ribbon a bit although it doesn't look like it.
I took my time decorating over two days and tweaked yesterday, enjoying the process while listening to jazzy Christmas classics on Radio Tunes online.
You can probably tell that my "theme" was gold and silver in the living room. The kitchen and dinette, pictured in previous posts, were done in red, black, gold and green, to accompany my beloved two-foot tall countertop tree decorated with cardinals and my collected cardinal decor.
The rest of the photos are close-ups of the tree. Warning: I'm not a good photographer and my 5 pixel camera is now 12 years old :)
|Champagne colored crowned bird, silver glitter snowflakes, gold pointsettias|
and lots of gold French ribbon.
|Egyptian hand-blown crystal elephant. He is|
one of my favorites.
|The tree topper mash-up. You can see another one of my elephants on top|
of the curio cabinet filled with my chess sets in the background. Yep - chess.
|Here's the tree topper at night - see how bright those lights are, wowsers.|
|This is what you see when you come in the front door.|
|Acrylic "crystal" beaded snowflake, acrylic snowflake (side profile),|
glass frosted tear drops, gold pine cone (tucked in).
|Egyptian hand-blown bell and gold-tipped final.|
|Close-up of my little Egyptian hand-blown glass ornament:|
my elephant. The gold decorations on him really show up.
|Here's my little crystal elephant at night.|
|Another Egyptian hand-blown crystal finial.|
|Gold-striped Egyptian crystal ornament.|