Today I’m sharing a bit of our Christmas tree with you. It’s a small tree, so we can lavish decorations on it. When DH asks what I’d like, I usually ask for the “pretty tree.” This has dozens of vintage glass ornaments that, like things older than 50, ahem, have seen better days. I still like them. DH fusses that they are too worn, but, well, he did ask me what I wanted. We add loops of pearl garland, beautiful glass icicles that I bought 30 years ago from Marshall Field’s, china bells from the Christmas tree of my childhood, and some glass ornaments hand painted by a friend of ours.
Do you see the price tag at the top of the photo? That’s on a blown glass acorn we bought in Rothenburg, Germany, a town said to have been the inspiration for the setting of Disney’s Pinocchio. For more trivia, you will want to know that as a youth, DH brought that character to life (yes!) in his school’s stage production.