Wednesday, December 10
Do You Hodgepodge Or Theme?
The pictures I'm including are three of my favorite ornaments, and one has been on the tree for less than a week. It's the one above - a family of owls hanging on the tree; bebe picked it out because, in her words, 'now we're like Pooh's family, too'. She's slightly obsessed with Pooh. I don't know why.
And then there are the plethora of bebe-personalized ornaments. I like the one below because it's so her - she would wear a tiara every day of her life if we let her. What 6-year-old (or, ahem, 36-year-old) wouldn't? But the colors are her and for whatever reason, each year it comes out of the box she sits on the floor and just holds it for a few minutes, looking at it. Tracing her little fingers over the letters. Then, she grins and picks a spot on the tree and proceeds to move any ornaments surrounding it so the crown stands out.
So our tree is a hodge-podge of ornaments and memories...its the best kind of tree, I think. Although I really, really like the decorator version of trees - with bows and matching ornaments.
What about you? Is your tree a hodge-podge or do you have a theme when you decorate?