During a year when nothing seems to make sense, when stress never seems to let up, when fear is rampant, and insanity clearly right there in front of us......it's now Christmas. And, even that doesn't seem like any other one we have celebrated. For instance, my children, my friends, and others have not been in my house most of this year....I live alone and that has had a more complete meaning this year.
ALONE. So, having said all that....I decided that I would not put up a tree, or decorate in any other way.
I've never been a big Christmas decorator...so this idea didn't alarm me or anything...in made sense.
But, I did have a big container of twigs in the house. I do gather them from the yard and have used them in bunches around the house, on the porch....and then there is that 'tree' by the fireplace, which has been in the house now for years. I love those twigs/small branches. While thinking about having them always in the house, I decided that maybe it would be fun to at least decorate them for Christmas.
So I did.
I had purchased some small glass ornaments from the flea and decided to use those, plus some birds I had also picked up there. A couple ornaments my sister made for me and a beaded snowflake, a small bird in a nest, etc. These are TALL twigs, and way over my head, so while trying to set up the flower bucket by partially filling it up with rocks, the whole thing slipped out of my hands, fell on my foot and broke some of the glass ornaments. Everything went everywhere. And, my foot, although it doesn't really hurt, is black and very blue! So much for my bright ideas! Anyway, I managed to clean it all up and redo it.....I did have to trim a bit off several of the twigs....but did manage to get it done. While I had broken several of the glass ornaments, I replaced those with others. While it could use a few more, I did decide I had done enough.
So, there you are....my Christmas Twig Tree.
And, I'm sure I will use them in another way after the holidays.
Yes, it's kind of weird....but I, the only person in the house, will enjoy it.
And, just know that I am wishing you all
A Very Merry Christmas.
A safe, warm and happy one.
Wherever you are today have a warm and happy heart.
Bird Nest Cottage