I couldn't help myself. I had all these Harry Potter and Twilight and Lord of the Rings and Spike (from Buffy) ornaments with no place to call home, so I broke down and went out and bought a mini black tree. The quality of this mini tree is not as good as my other mini trees, so that was a bit disappointing, but it still does the trick.I'm calling it my Sci-Fi tree. I've got it set up near my life-size cardboard cutout Edward near my sewing area in our finished basement. I threw the tree up quickly and finished it with some vintage Shiny Brite teardrop ornaments and some other vintage ornaments that didn't make their way onto my other mini trees. I also included some apple ornaments that I thrifted from Goodwill a while back when Twilight first came out, in honor of the Twilight book cover.Speaking of my sewing area and our finished basement, I've decorated that for Christmas as well and this post is technically the Part 3 of the Christmas Decor posts I've been promising.Tim bought us a mini Charlie Brown tree this year as well, so I've put that up on a spare bureau in the basement. If you include this tree, that brings my personal tree total to 6 trees. Do you think I need to seek help for my tree problem?
Also, here's a photo of the handmade Christmas cards I made this year...
Green polka dot fabric stitched onto cardstock with vintage ribbon and lace and a Martha Stewart doily-looking label and a glitter chipboard snowflake or star. A piece of advice, if you're going to make your own cards and don't want to spend extra money on postage, make sure to keep them as flat as can be. The chipboard shapes cost me an extra 20 cents a card to mail!
And finally, here's a fun find. I found this hand painted wooden miniature nativity set at Border's this year. It's made by Paperchase and I love how Joseph looks like some sort of ninja! Awesomeness!
How are your holiday preparations shaping up with less than a week left?