All of these years, I have thought of my tree as a Victorian lady getting dressed for the biggest night of her life. Dressing her with gorgeous sentimental baubles, beginning at the bottom with ones that would not break, moving up to precious balls and fancy trinkets. And at the top, small, little sparkley jewels that would surround our angel. Then, beginning at the bottom of our tree, and working to the top surround it with necklaces of pearls and lastly ribbons.
This weekend, I followed the directions found on the internet.
Step # 1 : after the lights, apply the garlands starting from the top and working to the bottom
When it came to the ornaments, I had to have my little ones decorate the bottom of the tree with the unbreakables.
Almost completely decorated. The magic pickle was hidden deep within the branches.
Now, a prize needs to be bought to be awarded to the finder.
The old way and The new way.
Was I really wrong??