My 2017 “All Around the Christmas Tree” tour, part 2!
Last year I splurged right after Christmas on a pink flocked tree for use this year, and now that it’s all decked out I just don’t think it could be any prettier to look at. In a previous post I shared all the little “tea things” that I had placed on the tree, starting with the Royal Albert “Old Country Roses” cup and saucer that was a gift from my daughter.
In addition to tea things, the other type of ornament that seems to speak to my heart is simply what I call “critters” – woodland animals like squirrels and song birds. So I have added a few of those over the past couple of years as well, but usually in a very fanciful style… lots of white and sparkle. Here are a few of the critters gathered on my tree:
This deer got a sprig of feather boa to up the fancy quotient just a little.
I bought a small bag full of chubby little faux birds at a thrift store recently – here are a few of them:
This little squirrel was marked “shatter-proof” – that means he’s plastic. But he has the look of the old-world glass.
Here’s another squirrel, this one has a rhinestone scarf for added bling!
This shimmery peacock is not exactly a woodland creature, but he’s sure beautiful!
Another sweet little faux birdie…
My little Frog Prince is also new this year; he was found at Tuesday Morning and is made of glass. Apparently, frogs are considered good omens for success – in business, relationships, and other ventures – because they can only move forward and therefore are continually making progress. I’ve added him to my tree in hopes he will help keep my job-hunt brief!
Finally, also not a woodland creature but also quite beautiful is “Miss Thing” who sits at the top of the tree. (You have to say it sassy so it sounds like, “Miss Thang” – she definitely thinks she’s all that!)
Okay I might be the only person in Blogland who took you on not one, but TWO ornament-by-ornament tours of her tree… so thank you for indulging me! I hope your Christmas tree fills your heart with joy!