Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Very Girly Christmas

I took some photos of my family's Christmas decorations. For most of my life, I did the traditional real tree with a bunch of collected multi-colored balls, including many that were used when iIwas a kid or were made by me. Then, one year I was at Walmart and I saw the cutest little tree all done up in pink, purple, and a funky lime-green. I loved it! So, I picked up a little tree, set it up on a table (eek, so not what we did growing up), and I decorated the rest of the place in girly colors. My little tree saved me so much money and I liked the idea that I wasn't hurting any live trees.

I usually put shells in this glass vase. I really like the bubbles in the glass. You can see my little white tree in the background, above.
I know that a pink, purple, and blue is not for everybody, but I really enjoy it. It's fun to change things up - to hang purple stockings and ropes of pretend pearls (I hung those above the artwork in my living room).

Here's the tree. It's almost like an Easter tree, in a way. I couldn't take a photo that didn't wash out the pink glow with the stronger flash. Trust me when I saw that it's pretty.
I hope that my kids enjoy Christmas this year. I'm trying so hard to make it special, but I can feel myself starting to slip into a sad place. I miss my boyfriend and I'm pissed at him, too. I miss my Grandparents and I worry about how the holiday is going to be for my Grandma. This will be her first Christmas without Grandpa.
Mom, it's going to hard for Mom, too.
Sometimes the holidays can be tricky. There'a a lot of pressure involved, pressure to make things nice and memorable. Special. I look forward to them, sure, but there's also a part of me that wants them to hurry up and be over. I'm really fighting that part of me right now.
I'm going to sit back and enjoy my pink Christmas. I'm determined.


{i}Post said...

I love your tree! It rocks and it shows off your personal flair! As far as the holidays being tricky, this was the first year I didn't cry since my grandparents died while I was decorating. This is a tough time when family is missing!

spiCes said...

very pretty!

Raven said...

So pretty! I especially like the second one.

Leah said...

Preeeeettttttyyyyy! It is girly, but beautiful! I love it! The balls in the vase is a very cool touch too!

Hildegarde said...

the pink christmas : cool ! and original. Pencil box : maybe you can draw and color christmas cards ? It certainly is a long time ago that I did that.

Askew To You said...

Thanks for the tree compliments.

Coloring cards sounds fun. :D

ramblingwoods said...

I love the tree. We don't put up a tree anymore and usually used an artificial one so this is great. I'm sorry that this is going to be a difficult holiday for you and your family. It's kind of like the holidays bring out happiness and sadness, but magnified 10 times over. ..hang in there..

Homemom3 said...

I love your tree and the girly wrapping paper. :) Wouldn't fly in this house, we are even numbered.

Teri said...

We had a pretty nice Christmas. We all gathered at my Mom's even though they had about three feet of snow on the ground. Grandma stayed with Mom, which I was glad for. Grandpa was very much missed but I think that we made some happy -albeit bittersweet- memories nonetheless. Grandma was very brave. Also, she made the pies, which were delicious.

I gave her a digital photo frame and just now, I swiped a bunch of your photos to install on them when I get down there later today. Hope that's all right. You're a great photographer.