I had resolved to NOT decorate the trailer for Christmas. I’m no Scrooge, it’s just that we always go home to WV for Christmas, and by the time we get back to Mississippi (on January 3rd) I’ll be ready for spring. But I let my creative side get involved, this wine bottle nativity scene happened, and that resolution was over. The decorating snowballed to include a Charlie Brown Christmas tree that we plucked out of the backyard. It’s so petite—bless it—that it can’t support lights, so I ornamented it with some mauve lace from my craft stash and the contents of my jewelry box. It’s a very girly little tree and a wholly unorthodox setup altogether, what with the wine bottle nativity scene and all…but sometimes it’s fun to see what you can do with stuff you already have :).
Figuring out how to decorate the tree proved a bit difficult. Asa and I tried putting lights on it, and the poor thing nearly crumpled. We only had two ornaments, both pretty heavy, that we attempted to hang on it. One broke after the tree’s twiggy little branch gave way, spilling sand from our honeymoon all over the kitchen table. Asa gave up after that, and the only small, sparkly stuff I had left to try was in my jewelry box. Doubtfully, I put it all on the tree and added a piece of lace. And you know what? The bracelets, necklaces, and earrings on our little evergreen are kind of pretty and, I realized, also very meaningful for me.