All my years, I had green Christmas Trees. Real or fake, they were green. I changed up the lights sometimes, multi-color or white and even one time alternated white and red in stripes down the tree. :)
The year my brother passed (this is not a sad story, just part of the story), I had left my tree up till he left us in May, because he left his Christmas stuff up till the end too. I was only going to take mine down if he did before he passed. After he was gone I eventually took mine down....and donated it to charity.
We both loved Christmas SO much and I wasn't about to not celebrate big because he was no longer here, but I felt a need to change it up.... and boy did I !!
I bought this white pre-lit tree. Never thought I wanted a white tree, but that year (and the year after), this is how it was. I thought it turned out very pretty with the red bead garland and my treasured glass ornaments.
I even thought it was pretty when the lights were not on. So far from traditional, but still a beautiful site.
With the white lights and white tree as background, the ornaments really stood out.
Everything showed up wonderfully against it.
One of my vintage favs. :)
An Old World stocking.
I have a gazillion glass ornaments. Some quite old and some new, like this Santa Cookie.
This sweet rocking horse is somewhere in-between, maybe only 10'ish years old.
The fairy was new that year. I never heard of a Christmas Fairy, but thought she was really cute with her red and white striped stockings.
Everyone has a Frog Prince on their tree.... right? :)
...and the traditional Sock Monkey. ok.. ok .... not traditional, this one was new that year too. Isn't he adorable hanging there with his little candy cane in his hand?
Nearly last, but certainly not least, is the Santa with his cup of milk and eating a Christmas Cookie. He's prettier than this photo makes him look, I promise.
I've haven't done hardly anything today. Still nursing this head cold, but still content to be all snuggly warm in my happy little house and anticipating the coming celebrations.
During this past year, I donated this white tree to charity because I bought two vintage aluminum trees last year. From one bizarre change to another ! So fun !! I plan to show you one of them soon. :)