To answer to that question: 9. At least, I’m pretty sure it’s 9. With that many, it’s easy to lose track! But, to my Uncle Tom, that’s just the holiday usual. To him, there is no such thing as not going all out during the holidays. Without a doubt, holiday decor at his house always looks fantastic. The highlight of the holiday decorations was most definitely the roll of wrapping paper used as wallpaper in the dining room area. Trimmed with poinsettia napkins, it creates the perfect festive space to serve the completely traditional (or is it just tradition to us?) Chinese food dinner, buffet style. For the cost of the roll of paper, and napkins, plus an hour’s time – it is a perfect example of being holiday decor savvy. Uncle Tom would more than likely like me to mention the fact that during that hour, he was ALSO on the phone. What a multi-tasker!
I would love to say that during our time at his house on Christmas, I was able to take really wonderful photos of all of the trees. Since, I didn’t have my digital camera with me (or so I thought, but it ended up being in my purse the whole time, and I’m apparently blind), I used my phone to take some of these photos. Pardon the quality, because it was really hard to get the detail and my little phone couldn’t take a picture of the grandeur of the main event Christmas tree! The tree was just too big, and the scale just wasn’t jivin’.
All I can say is that next year, maybe I won’t refer to wrapping paper as “the enemy”. Maybe I will embrace the paper, now having been shown the ways.
(Please note, the first four pictures were taken with my phone, and the second two shots were originally posted on Tom’s Facebook. I had to steal um!)
Love, J and A