I had fun with my tree this year!
I started out with all my usual sparkly ornaments, some ribbon (blue this year!) then swapped out some of the traditional reds, purples and greens for this year's blues and pinks.
When that all wasn't quite enough, I stuck a parasol in the side of it- HA! I loved it!
That still not being quite quirky enough, I strung up some popcorn (kettlecorn!)- it's driving poor Tembo-dog absolutely bonkers! He can smell there's SOMETHING up there!
For the tree skirt (because the red and gold regular one clearly wasn't going to go!) I dug into my miscellaneous fabric storage and pulled out some pink fabric that we used to decorate our wedding venue, and that blue is actually a cotton sari!
Of course I've gone out and gotten a few more pink and blue ornaments since I took these pictures, so the tree is filling in a bit and looking more complete, as I'm sure it will until Christmas day itself!
And finally, here is a (bad) shot of the tree and the mantel together:
Is this angle any better?
Meh, not really... oh well! You get the idea- I'm having lots of fun stringing things up and hanging them around the room!
I'm linking up to Sarah's Christmas Tree Party over at Thrifty Decor Chick, so head on over there if you're looking for some more holiday eye candy!