Yes, I know...It's scary! I've been starting Christmas on the farm. Why you ask? Well, if I don't start now I will not get everything done. I'm determined to have a more relaxed Christmas this year. Plus, I love Christmas. Always have. When I place... actually tie over 2000 ornaments on a tree, by gosh I want to sit down and enjoy it for more than a month! That's just me. We all have our own traditions. LOL!
So, when I got a few winks of sleep Friday night, I was raring to get going Saturday morning. First was getting the tree up....Which means replacing about 5 strands of lights that had gone out. Did I ever tell y'all I used to decorate houses for Christmas professionally? We used to light trees before you could buy them where all you had to do was plug them in! This still comes in handy when you need to re-wrap lights on a tree. LOL!
Once the tree was up, I started unwrapping the hoards of glass ornaments from their tissue and placed them in large tubs to easily grab them when the time came.
Next, for me, I think it's great to have some big silver balls toward the base of the tree to not only add some dimension, but for their reflective quality. So reflective, that if you enlarge the picture, you can see me taking this shot with my cell phone. LOL!
Once the ornaments were on the tree (By Sunday afternoon) it was time to do the top. I placed the tree top into a plastic coffee canister and applied the ornaments. Once decorated, I placed it on the top of the tree and plugged it in.
Done! Thank God! One big job out of the way!
Now, it's time to play in the studio before I start on another tree. So much to do so little time...
Have an awesome night!
The Gentleman Crafter