T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
all creatures were stirring... likely even the mouse (who may or may not still live in the basement).
Papa, tucked in bed with the flu,
four days of coughing made him rather blue.
Visions of hot cars filled the man-child's eyes,
a new game for Christmas had already arrived.
Mama in her workshop, frantic with doubt,
would there be enough time to whip this one out?
That's it... that's all I got. I've never been really good with rhymes and poems.
This is a tale about a last minute Christmas Tree Skirt.
After 20 years of marriage, we have acquired enough Christmas Tree ornaments to decorate three trees. Lucky for us we acquired a second Christmas Tree along the way as well. Any ornament that is white, clear glass, or gold goes on the tree in the Great Room. It's not a very big tree so I tuck it next to the staircase.
The den tree is now 23 years old and is still looking as festive as ever. There are two options for the den tree since I've split up our enormous collections of Christmas Tree ornaments. Option number one is called the Trinket Tree.
The second option for the den tree is called the Vintage tree and features a large collection of these old blown glass bulbs.
Yes, it's very likely I'm risking lead poisoning every time I decorate this tree but I really do LOVE these ornaments. Some came from my husband's folks, some came from my grandmother, and a few have come from my mother. Even though I SWORE I would NEVER put gaudy silver garland on any tree of mine, I can't for the life of me, think of anything better for these vintage ornaments.
Sadly, this tree has never had a tree skirt. Most years, I've hastily wrapped the base in a couple of yards of silver lame promising that next year would be the year I would make the skirt. So I did... finally... and at the last possible minute... I made the skirt.
And now for one last Christmas Tree Skirt.... Alice Ghostley as Bernice in Designing Woman. Now THAT was a good show!!