Our Facebook page has fans…LOTS of fans, as we found out when we invited you to send in pictures of your Christmas decorations. Here are a few we’ve enjoyed so far! Little trees are perfect for small spaces — with Santa figurines beneath them, making up a lighted elf’s “body,” gracing an apartment window or a cozy corner, and even as a “junior” version of a big tree. Trees often show up with electric trains, mini-villages, or teddy bear collections beneath them. Tree skirts are star-shaped, ruffled, plaid, paisley, red or greet felt (or both), and even swaths of satin, seen beneath a striking white tree done in décor of white lights and blue and green ornaments and bows. Toppers run from stars, to angels, to glitter, to bows of gold, silver, or red.
Bows and ribbons cover these trees: lengths of chiffon drape gently over lights for a lovely gossamer glow, while red streamers trail from a tree-topper down to its bottom branches. White ribbons look heavenly paired with multicolored lights and white beaded garland. Silver ornaments and garland make for a classic shine — along with a casual aluminum “glow” of beer can ornaments! Some of these trees, you’ll notice, we see by both day and night — or unlighted versus lighted, an especially intriguing difference when light colors are “layered” as they are on one tree. Stockings, reindeer, and fabulous outdoor lights are here, too…and, of course, stacks of wrapped presents. Looks like our Stylish Eve readers are pulling out all the stops to enjoy their Christmas; we hope you’re enjoying yours, too!