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This year was the year the Concolor came down. I went out to the garden and chopped it to become the Christmas Tree. I had hoped that my friend would come and dig the tree to sell, but that did not occur. Getting too large for the front yard at twelve feet, it had to be removed.
My living room has nine foot ceilings, so I cut off the bottom three feet to design the mantel garland and door wreath.
Also, the boughs became part of my backyard wildlife photo studio that you will see in a post in January. I will show you how I created a place to photograph birds that looks a tad more natural than shooting them at the feeders, plus give you tips I learned.
The tree is simple this year because the Concolor is such a majestic tree. The long needles give it the look of Pine, yet the tree is very neatly pyramid in shape. I cannot get far enough back in my living room to show the full tree unless I move a lot of furniture, so this will have to do.
The mantel was also simply adorned with the same dried hydrangea that decorated the tree. I have seven hydrangea in the garden which to pick the dried flowers.
I like birds inside and outside.
This is Frosty below, a stray cat I took in from the bitter winter cold a number of years ago. You can see he is king of the Ethan Allen furniture. He has his own pillow!
Now to the Dining Room and the two artificial trees. They have Dollar Store poinsettia along with some of the natural ornaments on the real tree in the Living Room that coordinate the scheme.
Handmade Santa from a gourd.
The pretty centerpiece arrived today from my wonderful cousin, Pat in Pennsylvania. I am nor sure how it is possible, but she always matches to my decor perfectly. One year it was all lime green and gold, and what arrives, but a centerpiece of lime green and gold. The red this year is perfect, even the homey plaid ribbon.
Poinsettia ball ornaments.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Have a safe and healthy holiday season.