|A tiny silver tree for atop the mirrored chest in the bedroom. I first placed a few ornaments around the base but soon removed them after they began shedding their glitter coating!|
|Now, I think this is better after all!|
I'm speaking of glitter. It seems that every ornament I've placed on the tree is covered with it. And you know what that means: glitter on the floor, on my hands, on the pets after they swish their tails against the tree.
I've been fighting it for a week now and have come to the conclusion that it will be banned from my house next year. Already I have boxed up many decorations that are going out the door, and these glitter-covered ornaments will soon join them.
In browsing the shops this year, glitter ornaments are everywhere. But another trend I'm seeing is more the local, handmade ornaments that are rustic in nature. Little wooden carvings, birds nest made from twisted twigs, ornaments fashioned from burlap -- these things are appealing to me more and more.
So next year I'm going to concentrate on the natural look. In fact, I may join a growing trend to have a totally unconventional tree such as the one Heather has on her beautiful blog, Lost in Arles. A branch tree! The idea appeals to me very much. And of course, I love silver and white at Christmas anyway.
If you, like me, are tired of messy glitter, lets ban together and buy no more!
What do you think?