Quasimodo [kwah-zee-moh-doh] noun: a grotesque hunch-backed evergreen indigenous to the upper states of North America. I found Quasimodo at a local tree farm, and it was ugly.
Alright. So what did I do? I knew I was going in a different direction with my tree this year because of the new curtains. I wanted something more natural and in line with the color scheme of the living room. But…I didn’t want to spend much money (shocker). Enter stage right—Hobby Lobby. I’m pretty sure the most I spent on any of the ornaments below was $1.00. At the dollar store.
I bought some grapevine (for half off) at Hobby Lobby and used the burlap garland from past years. A few light blue picks and ornaments tied in a touch of blue so it wasn’t too neutral.
Wanna see some close ups? The Joy to the World ornament was pricey. $4.00? But I wish I would have purchased 75 more of them. Love it.
The grapevine garland and I didn’t get along well. It was touch and go. At one point, I was pretty sure I was going to be wrapped in a cocoon of grapevine, but I won. In yo’ face, grapevine!
The feathers add a little touch of wild, eh? Let’s just say you agree. I love the look, and I love how it offsets the Quasimodoism of the tree.
And of course…the night shot. Oh. my. Christmas. I could stare at it for hours. I do stare at it for hours. And then my daughter interrupts me and says, “Mommy, aren’t we supposed to have presents under our tree?”
Step off, little girl. Mommy’s gettin’ her Christmas on.