I had pretty much talked myself out of a Christmas Tree – one more thing to do- that sort of thing……… And then all of a sudden talked myself right back into it. I already had a tree so why not. Last year I got a living tree – a little Norfolk Pine – and it’s still here, a much more charlie brown sort of affair than it was when I got it last December but alive and pretty well. I’m so happy it survived – they often perish post Christmas and I’ve gotten very attached to it. I got it on a whim (down the street at a deli for 30 bucks) without knowing much about Norfolks; hot, dry, semi sunny New York apartments are not ideal environments for them. When it began to struggle last year I got a tip from a reader (thanks Sally!) to give it a cool shower once in a while and that did the trick. Decoration-wise I wanted to be gentle with it so I kept it simple – mostly things I made (pattern resources are listed at the bottom of the post) and a few heirloom treasures like my Mom’s pink glass beads. It’s twinkly and festive and makes me happy. I’m so glad I did it and I hope the tree doesn’t mind to much.
ornament pattern resources:
Your ornaments are lovely, I think decorating a tree is such a special thing. x
I’m sure your tree is quite happy to be ‘dressed’ up for the holidays. Your ornaments are wonderful!
Your tree is lovely! Perfect in every way. I’m so glad it is doing well.
I think your tree is just perfect!!!
I love your tree. I love what I see of your apartment. It’s so eclectic and happy.
Happy tree and lovely ornaments. I love your beautiful work!
The Charlie Brown tree is charming! Merry Christmas to you and thanks for all your lovely inspiration.