Trim the tree with….tulips?

I lost count of how many Christmas trees we decorated this year. Back in the day, I would keep track. It somehow seemed important & made me feel like I had really accomplished something. Now I just look at my hands and feel my joints ache. They tell the story of what has been accomplished well enough.

 

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For this opulent home, we wanted to add another layer of wow factor, and as a flower lover, I am always inspired by fresh flowers. Putting them into an artificial tree seems somehow magical and over the top, extravagant & charming.IMG_7905

UCI has lovely glass orbs in many sizes, so I didn’t have to search far to find the perfect vessel. I added red silk dupioni ribbon loops to suspend the orbs, and filled them with just a bit of red crushed rock and water.IMG_7911

 

They look just lovely…the colors of red, the textures, the shine….
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This would be a great gift for a friend or family member. Its something you wouldn’t necessarily do for yourself and is a thoughtful token for someone to who is difficult to buy for. IMG_7868

And what a great conversation piece for holiday parties, when friends & family gather around the tree! IMG_7859

If they are kept watered, they should last for a good week or so. You can use a turkey baster to add water as needed. These tulips came from Mayesh, of course!IMG_7857

So as Christmas approaches, promise me you’ll take a moment to sit down in peace & silence. To reflect on the blessings of the season, the birth of Christ. Whisper a prayer for family & friends. And always take time to stop & smell the flowers. Merry Christmas.

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