A little pink bird sits in the Christmas tree in my studio sunroom. He looks out at me from the white branches (fake table-top tree:) as I sit every morning to
sip guzzle coffee, to read and reflect. This is one of my newly acquired ornaments this year. I’ve spruced up this little tree, as it is “my tree”.
I announced to the family two years ago that I wanted to have, instead of a Frasier Fir tree, a white fake tree for the living room. I had seen this absolutely gorgeous tree in a friend’s photograph of a Paris store window and I wanted a bit of Parisien holiday in my house. But my family revolted! Gasped in horror. No way I could win. So, just like my dear grandmother, I decided I would have my own little table-top tree, white for me (hers was green) and decorate it however I like. It is in process…I hope to add a new decoration to it every year.
This year, along with the pink bird and a few other ornaments, I added a crocheted tree-skirt. I’ve typed up a little FREE pattern for it, so that any crocheters who’d like to can make it for their table top trees. My tree is nowhere near what I remember the Paris shop tree looking like…but I like this little tree so very much, with it’s pinks, lime greens, and blues, a very happy site in the studio!
*The second drawing I made December 2010, when I first got the tree. I remember now that it sat on a table very close to my drawing table and wound up with art supplies underneath it. Now it sits in one of the many windows in the room to be enjoyed by those driving or walking by on my neighborhood street. I’m prolly stretching it…but perhaps it’s a teensy bit of Paris for my Kernersville street. 🙂