Some families have ornaments that have been handed down from generation to generation. Other's start collections of their own.
Sometimes all this tradition works really well for families. They blend and compromise and all is
jolly. Others just get creative and throw tradition out the window.
Most of you probably don't remember the days of the soft shiny tinsel that took hours to hang on the tree.
It did look outstanding if it was applied abundantly and with patience. (My dad with Barb, me, Margaret and Jim.
This might be a better example of how it was supposed to look. But who's comparing, right?
This was 2003. I have several pictures but none of a tree. Maybe I just decided to make the chandelier the tree that year. It sorta looks like that was the idea.
It's a combo I still like and have plenty of decorations to prove it. But, my decor is so different now that those colors don't work as well.
Here it is in chartreuse and teal.
(retrorenovation.com)Years ago these were referred to as aluminum trees.
This year I decided to put the tree in the living room. I chose sapphire and black because that seemed to work best with the colors of the room. Probably the same reason for the color choices in the above picture.