Observations and ruminations on things happening in my garden and projects related to gardening.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Christmas 2011 - Part 1
Started decorating the house for Christmas yesterday and got the main tree where we put all the presents, the fireplace and the frog tree done. The main tree is done all in silver and gold, with ribbon and bows and classic ornament shapes. It also has ornaments from places we have visited, such as the Empire State Building and Alaska, as well as silver initials for each family member, 12 in all, representing 4 generations.
The fireplace hearth has a firescreen of the 3 wisemen, flanked by gold colored grapevine angels. The mantel has a lighted swag of "pine boughs", gold and silver stockings and a lighted western village. The chimney has a giant wreath surrounding a smaller wreath of bells.
Since I love frogs, especially Kermit, I have a 4' tree dedicated to all of my frog ornaments that goes up in the living room each year.