... to be inspired by nature - and to bring it indoors.
We went Christmas tree shopping yesterday and came home with an 11-footer. Yikes! What happened? Why did I agree to that? Did I agree to that? Not sure I did, anyhow, right now it stands tall and proud in our living room (with cathedral ceilings), partially dressed.
Partially dressed because we ran out of ornaments. Definitely need some more.
Today while walking around in Concord with my parents, we stopped in at Nesting on Main, my all time favorite "nature-decorating" store to get some inspiration.
I found that the traditional Christmas tree idea can be interpreted in many different ways.
It doesn't even have to be a tree. It could be a few branches from your yard put into a vase.
It could be a decorated wreath, or...
...drift wood glued together in the shape of a christmas tree.
In whatever shape or form (or size) the tree may be, I very much like the nature inspired ornaments.
And I like it simple, simple like a little bird peeking out of a miniature tree.
And I like it simple as in lots of wooly hearts or simple but beautiful as in a tree made of birch bark (very Scandinavian, I like).
How adorable is this little guy with the scarf? I'm guessing he is a penguin, but I'm not sure.
Come to think of it, there were a few more things I wanted... we'll see.
Maybe there will be some time in the next few days to go back.
I know for sure that there is plenty of room for quite a few ornaments in the top third of our 11 foot tree.