Year 3 of using the same year round indoor tree ~
the Christmas my oldest grand-daughter,
Sabrina, when she was here, on break from
Studying Animation at the New England Institute of Art.
decorated the schffleura tree. When I said I was
not having a tree that year she had a plan!
I had for the past few years celebrated Christmas
at her house. My tree and ornaments had gone to
her house after my divorce… I’d been living with them.
Three years ago, Sabrina’s mother and sister
moved to Texas, and Sabrina came to my house
on breaks since I live closer to her school in Boston.
Sabrina (Brina or Bree…or Zelda☺) now lives with
her mother and sister in Texas and is planning to
transfer to the Institute of Art in Dallas.
On the scheffleura remains an ornament she left behind.
It was hidden behind a large leaf and not noticed for
several months. I decided it would stay there, year ‘
round and be the only ornament on the tree as a reminder
of that fun Christmas with her when we watched movies
in Japanese and enjoyed each others company.
Blue is her favorite color, and she decorated the tree
in all blue ornaments.
A new ornament, an Origami star, was given to me
last week by Nai, an artist friend. I love her origami that
she says she loves to do and it relaxes her. Nai decorates
and folds the stars with love. She immigrated to Maine from
China when a young woman.
In place of a tree skirt this year, I used the gift bag from
my artist friend, Freda. it is colorful and delightful to look at.
I especially love the whimsical trees on the side of the bag.
Wishing all a New Year of Peace, love and prosperity.
Sunday Trees – 58
by becca givens
December 28, 2012 at 3:37 am
This is lovely Siggi. I opted for a simpler tree this year too and it looks great! 🙂
December 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm
this is a step up from previous non-traditional trees … the others were pitiful attempts by well meaning people !
Thanks for the comment…
December 27, 2012 at 6:16 pm
If I could … I really wouldn’t mind leaving a tree up all year round … but as I have 7 very curious beings in my midst … I haven’t had a tree for quite a few years. I miss putting each ornament on them … I don’t have any traditional ones, ie ball type ornaments!! I would enjoy learning how to create ornaments with origami!!!
December 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm
This year I got the kind of lights that don’t heat up, so I leave them on all the time. The ornaments that Brina put on were cheap but cute ones, and ball type that were unbreakable. So, after Christmas, I went and got some red ones, but decided I like the bare tree with lights.
Oragami ornaments are just a matter of finding the balance point for me…had cranes one year that were gifts. Still keep them out on the mantle or book shelf. The star that Nai made is flat…I’ll have to ask her if it is a traditional star that directions can be found for..
Over the years, I have collected a few origami instructions from the craft store that come with origami paper…I’d give the package for a gift, but … naughty me, … I’d photocopy the instructions first !