So good to hear from you. I have gotten around to visit a bit between chores and will do the same today. You all are keeping me inspired with your warm hearted stories and gorgeous Christmas decorations.
This little potted, pre-lit tree came from Marshall's a few years ago. The size works well for this space. Since we don't have any lights outside it lends a welcoming glow from the inside to the front of the house at night when the lights are turned down low. With this little tree lit, the foyer chandelier lit and turned down low, and the primitive lighted sign in the living room bay window that is across the hall, balance of the lighting is achieved to light up the long winter nights.
The needlepoint, pink poinsettia, tree skirt from Horchow came with a small tree that has since disintegrated so I used it to cover the tabletop of this tree in the dining room bay window. The tree topper is a Mark Roberts elf from a Valentines Day collection many years ago. Pink, wired french ribbons curl down the tree top to connect the tipsy elf to the rest of the tree. That sums up the frame work of the tree.
The ornaments with their sentimental value and sparkle are really the stars of the show, each and every one have a story to tell. Reading the stories of your ornaments always puts a smile on my frazzled Christmas face. If I had more time I would write a small book describing the love that surrounds each and every one of mine, but a basement of unwrapped presents are calling my name so I will leave this post as it is for now.