I am pretty pleased with how are tree has turned out. It really is lovely and it makes me smile each time I venture into the living room. We specifically selected a tree that would smell and make our house smell like a forest or Christmas, but the piny scent is not yet wafting through my home. I am a bit bummed, but still, I think our tree is pretty darn bas-ass.
I am not one for overly decorated holiday trees. Actually you could say I am not really one for decorated trees. A beautiful tree, white lights, elegant stand or tree skirt and I am happy. It took me years and years to walk my mother back from an overly decorated tree, to one with a few decorations, to one with just lights and bows. Now, Partner and I have our own damn tree, no established traditions, and no people to please save for ourselves, so simple tree it is!
In truth, however, I got a little rebellious the other day. When I was at Ikea earlier in the week I came upon these rather interesting looking lights.
Ikea's Strala - or giant balls - are intended to be outside lights, but I think they look pretty great on our tree right now.
If I had time, I would investigate making a tree skirt, but I just don't think that is going to happen this year. We have many more holiday seasons to come, so I am sure I will get around to it at some point. For now here are a few things I think would compliment my tree, or any holiday tree, very well.