Last year Wayne and I had a real tree but I realized I prefer my seven foot 1950s aluminum tree since it coordinates better, in my opinion, with my mid-century mercury glass ornaments.
I place a pretty Victorian advertising box in my sunroom every year and fill it up. She was a display for Fairy Soap.
This year I’m placing pink-toned ornaments on the tree.
121 “pom pom” branches in the original sleeves.
My late Nana’s musical Santa that I adored as a little girl–she gave it to me shortly before she passed away.
As for missing the aroma of a real tree, I balance out the artifice with accents of pine and balsam. The pine needles are from a tree in my backyard and I made the sachets by filling vintage Christmas hankies with balsam.
Wishy stopped by this morning and gave a kiss to the elf. I‘ll share pics of the tree once it’s set up and dolled up!