I have only had this tree for about 3 years, but I dreamed of it forever! It is filled with colored lights and I know where every single ornament on this tree came from -- no two are alike. My all-time favorite ornaments are by Christopher Radko. There is the most awesome Christmas Shop in Olde Towne Alexandria (the Christmas Attric) where I used to work, and they sell his glass ornaments. His ornaments always remind me of an "old fashioned Christmas". I have always wanted a tree completely filled with these ornaments, like the first one I ever bought over 20 years ago...
However, the ornaments are pricey. So, for the last 20+ years, I would save up and buy at least 1-2 of these beauties a year. Since I have not amassed enough Christopher Radko's to fill the entire tree, the other ornaments are gifts, or handmade beauties, like the one I made this week with Jennifer Jangles beads:
I was going to give this ornament away, but I liked it too much when I was finished! I frequently read her blog and she had some fantastic ideas for using her beads for ornaments - she has such talent!
The other Christmas Tree in my house is massive 12 footer. One full day to put this one up and decorate!
My best friend dog Sam, likes to look at the lights at night. He was very happy his dog bed was not moved in the decorating process!
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