I don't know how many years I've told myself I wanted to have a Christmas tree completely trimmed with my own handcrafted ornaments. Starting last January, I made a dozen or so ornaments each month (though I'm still finishing December's) with plans to sell them at some craft shows or a home show, but none of the shows worked out for me this year. I debated about using the ornaments but decided it was silly to have them put away when I could be enjoying them, so tonight I used them to trim the tree. At first, I pulled out three or four of each one but in the end I used many more than that. After I viewed the photo I realized there are a few ornaments I'd like to re-arrange, and I wish I'd "primmed" them up a bit. Had I realized I'd be using them for my own tree, I would have. I still have time to add some primitive touches. My reasoning for not making them look more primitive was that shoppers in this area don't seem to appreciate the primitive style.
I've also wanted a tall primitive tree. They're difficult to find in this area and when I do find them, they most often carry a hefty price tag. I found this one at a thrift store of all places. It looked good to me and the price was right. I like it and I think Tucker does too. He was a big help in trimming the tree, as most kittens are. Let's just say I'm glad all the ornaments are soft and unbreakable this year. Tucker will be going to the SICSA adoption agency in the morning so I was happy to be able to spend some extra time with him tonight. I'm trying to not think about the possibility of this being his last night here. We'll have to see what tomorrow brings.