I get to make my home even more comfortable and cozy. I place everything out in a way that feels like Grandma's. With a fire place that can be lite now and then all my decorations out ohh how it feels like home then.
If you would like to purchase some of her work I am sure she might. But you will have to beg her not me. ^.^ Here is her works.
Ohh and if your outside doing the light and winter is hitting your area of the world. The you might want to put in some gloves with that coat. When up on that latter it gets a bit cold and fingers start to hurt. Plus if you read the labels. It says to wash your hands after handling the wires. They have lead in the cover over the wires and can seep into your blood stream. So be careful and wear gloves.
I always put my lights on after my tree has settled for an hour in the house. That way ,as I said in an earlier blog post, it helps to get the limbs to relax.That way when your placing items on the tree limbs then later your limbs wont be laying on the floor and you know how far they already lean down.
Okay now I place my decorations on the tree by starting with the lights and work from there. If you don't place the lights on first then the lights will push the decorations into the tree where you can't see them. So lights first okay. ^.~
I love buying decorations that remind me of something and that I can keep as an heirloom which pretty much everyone does. Then after I have put the decorations on the tree I step back and look at the tree and make sure that everything looks right and no doubles of the same colors are too close together. When done I turn the tree on for a bit just to see if it looks good. When I see it looks good I turn the lights back off. (that way it is a cute moment with the family when I turn them on with them )
Now I love to use the silver that most don't like or use as well. I do this because I grew up with a mother that used it and well I am old fashioned as well. lol The other reason I use them is to reflect the lights. It's so pretty to sit and watch the lights shimmer in the cycles. If you choose to use it this year to see how it looks or maybe you like them as well. Then make sure to block off any child or animal from getting to them. Those things can harm the intestines. I will be using a metal cage that I use for my dogs when I go somewhere to keep them out of things. It works well and with small children too.
A lot of people wait until the very end to place the Angel on the top or if your using a star or maybe something else. That is fine but I am a lover of the angel. We have had ours for the past 18 years and counting. I have fixed her many times. I usually get the hubby to place her on the top but sometimes he lets the son do it now. ^.^ Now your done and doesn't that tree look so pretty? Well it will as soon as you start working on it. ^.~
Well that about wraps it up and look back from time to time. I change things and add some things to my blogs now so it isn't so boring. So Talk to you later then. ^.^
Here are some items that you can find for Christmas gifts at a reasonable price.