I can't believe that it's December 23rd already and I haven't posted since we got back from vacation around the middle of November. I have been crazy busy with sewing and alterations along with substitute teaching. I love all of it, and we can certainly use the money, but I really miss writing and hearing from all of you.
Last Friday was an early-release day so we got out of school at noon. After that, I picked up my very good friend, Janna, for lunch and our annual git exchange. I took this opportunity to photograph Janna's beautiful Christmas tree. She did her tree with the same theme last year and I was hoping she would do it again this year.
The white tree features a beach theme with white lights and blue garland. This year she painted and added the beach picture to accent the wall behind the tree. I think it's a nice touch.
All of the ornaments on the tree are in keeping with the beach theme. There are sandcastles, mermaids, octopi, crabs, ships, starfish, and many other beautiful ornaments. The tree topper is a big blue starfish. The most interesting ornament on the tree is a doll that was a gift from one of Janna's friends. Her friend, who is now very advanced in age, owned the doll since her childhood. A close-up look shows how delicate and fragile it is. Even though she's made of plastic, the doll looks to be held together with old elastic thread.
I fell in love with Janna's tree last year and I like it even more now. I hope you've enjoyed seeing it.
Our Little Princesses will arrive before noon tomorrow and I still have much to get done. There are gifts to wrap and beds to make. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas surrounded by those you love the most.