My purple, white, and silver-themed Christmas tree is up, thanks to dear friends who came to decorate with me. I have the hardest time decorating a Christmas tree each year. I enjoy putting out a few other things, but the tree just depresses me. Probably because my kids live so far away and aren’t taking part in the decorating. Having a relaxed tree decorating party is a great picker-upper for us empty nesters. 🙂
My friends Susan and Shay came over with Shay’s children (Susan’s grandchildren). First up were the purple and lavender balls with names of Jesus on them. My friend Lisa lettered them for me years ago.
We decided not to use the blue ornaments that I usually add, instead opting for a purple, white, and silver themed Christmas tree.
Lydia also decorated a couple of small trees around the house.
Elizabeth gets snuggles from her nanny.
I mostly stood back and watched, but I did make some treats, Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and Cinnamon Brittle Candy. Sugar high included, no extra charge.
This just may be my favorite tree ever.
To add a little height, I had placed the tree in the DIY Wicker Basket with Wheels that usually holds the throw pillows from our bed. Remember how we covered up the fake tree trunk?
Having a smaller tree meant paring down on some of the ornaments, but we were able to use a surprising number of them by layering them at different depths along the branches.
I didn’t buy a prelit tree this year. I’m wondering if lights with white wires would have looked better than the green on the flocked tree.
I know my purple, white, and silver themed tree isn’t everyone’s taste, but I. Love. This. Tree!
I’m so glad that I admitted to my friends that I was feeling a bit down about decorating our Christmas tree. If I hadn’t said anything, they wouldn’t have known to reach out. Thank you, Susan, Shay, Joseph, Miriam, Benjamin, Lydia, and Elizabeth for making this such a wonderful day for me. Love you guys!