This was the most fabulous weekend! Not only was the weather here BEAUTIFUL, but I spent all day Friday in bed watching The Godfather, which I'd never seen until now. I didn't get dressed or step a foot outside, just watched all of parts 1 and 2, and a little bit of 3. I know it's so bad, but it was so good, I had to tell you. You know those days where you're inside and not even trippin' about being out and about? Friday was one of those days for me. I was so happy not to be out in the crowd and crush of people. I don't know when I'll be doing it again, but it was fun while it lasted!
I normally love to put my tree up the day after Thanksgiving, but it didn't happen until today because I just didn't have it in me. I was so happy to finally be able to break out all of the decorations I bought last year after Christmas for 80% off. I try to do something different every year (don't know how long this will last), and decided to go with black & gold this time around.
I love it! I'd been searching for black holiday ribbon but I couldn't find it anywhere ("anyhwere"= Hobby Lobby & Michael's). Why is that? With so many people doing "designer" and "out of the box" themes, I wouldn't think it would be this hard to find black ribbon, or at least black and gold. I think an all black tree would look really good and would love to see one, if it's been done (and I'm sure it has, in some magazine, somewhere). Anyhow, I initially decided to go ahead without any ribbon, but as I started decorating the tree, I felt like something was missing. I figure gold is better than nothing, so I might try that. I don't know how well it will work to add the ribbon now that I'm done, but I can always keep it and use it for something else, so it won't go to waste. I also wish I had more of those "pom-pom" things, but Target doesn't have them anymore. :( I love large ornaments.
I added the white and gold ornaments to break up some of the black & gold--the black looks so dark when photographing without a flash. Oh, and excuse the broom--it was a leftover decoration from Halloween. Just kidding, but I wish--I took it out to sweep, but never did it since I don't like to clean. Just being honest!
And of course, no tree is complete without my special angel ornament.
I also found this silver serving bowl this morning at Goodwill for $5!!
It's slightly tarnished, but nothing that a little toothpaste can't handle. I love old silver pieces that I can actually use! Well, that all for today--I hope everyone's weekend went just as well as mine!
**EDITED** And can anyone help me with this black line? I don't know why it keeps coming up and how to get it off!!!!! HELP!