My favorite of our Christmas trees is the one we place on the window seat in the dining room bay window. I call it the Snowbaby tree. It's special to me.
Years ago, when the kids were little, they gave me my first Snowbaby ornament for my birthday (yes, I have a birthday next week--a milestone number). I started decorating this tree with Snowbabies then and have continued the theme over the years, adding a few new touches each year.
I'm a white-lights fan. It's not that I don't like colored lights (our living room tree has colored lights), but I've always preferred white--the perfect light for setting sweet little Snowbabies aglow.
I have lavished a multitude of crystal ornaments, white beaded garland, and silvery sticky/twiggy thingies (descriptive, but clearly not the official name of those widely varied decorations) on this pretty tree.
It's interesting how different everything looks in the natural light of day. Whether by day or by night, it's equally pretty, I think.
We selected this pretty tree years ago. It was pre-lit, which was a prerequisite then. It just saved so much time when my attention was divided between preparing the house for Christmas and all the activities that come with having young children at home (little did I know the nightmare it would be to change the lights when they finally gave up the ghost). But, what really sold me on this tree was the unusual "ice" on the branches, a feature that made it sparkle even without decorations.
Ha! That's my reflection in this Waterford snow ornament.
To add a bit of color to our sparkly white scene, I use a vintage handmade felt tree skirt I found at an estate sale a few years ago. It was one of three beauties I bought at that same sale--the only one small enough for this space. I'll share the others with you another day.
It's Christmas time. Snow, baby, snow.
Make it a great day!