The holidays are here, some decent rainfall in the past few weeks has resulted in the hillsides turning green again, and Christmas decorations are in place.
For the past two years because the COVID pandemic put a damper on holidays, we set up a smaller tree in the living room instead of our traditional 9 footer in the family room. A new red rug was added this year in hopes of reducing breakage of ornaments in the event they slipped off the branches.
Having the lights pre-wired on the tree is a great time saver so it only took a few minutes to assemble the tree.
Then time for the ornaments. I have been collecting glass ornaments for many years. We have some really nice fabric covered boxes for storing the collection.
At this point I do not use all the ornaments on the tree. I have decided on bird, flower and geometric ornaments for this tree. (The Santas, snowmen, clowns, animals, musical instruments, toys and other random items worked out nicely for the smaller tree used the past two years. )
It took a lot of trips up a ladder to decorate the top part of the tree. Then the rest is easy.
Ready for Santa.
Happy Holidays, everyone!