I finally decorated the tree that day
and placed the packages and baskets around the tree.
It was getting late.
The sun was setting.
I grabbed my camera to take a few “first” pictures of the tree this year.
This tree took me 2 days to decorate
from setting up to placing the baskets and packages around the tree.
I think there is approximately 1,000 ornaments on the tree and . . .
I have not purchased any this year.
I have a very large collection of ornaments,
not to mention decorations collected over many, many, many years!
I have given away and donated many and have a box ready to give away.
The sun was setting quickly and the glows of the tree casting shadows
For many years, I would hit the garden centers and specialty shops
after Christmas getting great deals on Christmas decorations
such as these branches on the top of the tree and the reindeer in flight.
So affordable when you get 50 to 75 and even 90% off.
I took this photo in complete darkness from the other side of the room.
The foyer taken just before the sun went down.
And a look into the Great Room from the foyer.
After days of rain and gloomy skies
and a very partly cloudy day yesterday,
I cannot wait to finally start taking some photos for my Christmas Home Tour.
I will be joining the lovely ladies from 11 Magnolia Lane
where there is a home featured every day from Dec. 2nd to the 20th
I will be there on December 7th.
And also look for me that day at From My Porch Front to Yours
where there will be lots of great Christmas Inspiration.
I will be finishing up my decorating today.
Have you finished your decorating?
Have a wonderful day and weekend!