Thursday, December 7, 2006

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas tree, how are thy leaves so absent?

We are headed home this year, which means that there is no Christmas tree in Mr. and Mrs. Big's house. (Enter sad expression here). My poor husband, he would have done better to just give in to a tree. It's just difficult to get into the holiday spirit without some decorations. Especially when you live on a small Caribbean island with limited resources.

So I've given you all a glimpse of my attempt (please feel free to laugh out loud). It started out on a Saturday afternoon with a goal to introduce some holiday cheer through a combination of silver, white and clear decorations. It turned out to be an ornament park on our dinner table accentuated with twinkling palm fronds. We'll be eating glitter for the next twelve months, but hey, we have a bit of holiday cheer, right?

At this point, I suppose it's useful to remember that there is always next year....


Anonymous said...

I know how you feel a bit... living in a small NYC apartment with a 2 year old who will bring down a tree & all of my precious ornaments before I can get my huge belly off the couch, we opted for the Christmas Wreath this year. We hung it in one of our windows, decorated it with a few ornaments, ribbon and lights, put the packages on the window mantle & voila - a Christmas display that Mari cannot reach!! You have to be creative in different situations so I applaud you Jenny! xoxo

Jenny said...

Caren, that is a really good idea! I never thought of just decorating a wreath. I'll be filing that one away.

I hope the pregnancy is going well. I'm sure that Mari is excited! :)