Finally, pictures of some of my themed Christmas trees! I wish I had a better camera (and better picture-taking skills)! I'm also dealing with a Mac (not my trusty PC), and that is a whole new ballgame to me.
The bird tree is filled with feathered creatures, miniature birdhouses, and birdie-related ornaments. Topped with a berry bouquet for the birds!
The winter tree holds ice skates, mittens, nordic sweaters, woolen stockings, snowshoes, and more. Topped with a festive pair of red skis!
The woodland tree is my favorite! I love the richness of the predominantly brown palette. This tree holds a variety of wildlife (bears, squirrels, a wolf, a hedgehog, a quail, owls, and more) plus pinecones, antlers, leaves, nests, mushrooms, and mini-wreaths crafted of natural materials. This year, I topped the tree with a feather wreath. A bunch of feathers add some effect in the back.
The patriotic tree is another favorite of mine. Stars, flags, Miss Liberty, Santa Claus as Uncle Sam, snowmen wearing red/white/blue, and eagles adorn this flag-topped tree.
The snowman tree is filled with snowmen of every type and material. In honor of Frosty, this happy tree is topped with a black top hat.
This Santa tree was a last-minute addition this year. When I realized I had so many Santa ornaments, a tree was born! I especially love the HOHOHO plaque and the Santa hat topper.
My two children each had a personal tree with special-to-them ornaments. I also had a cat tree, an African wildlife tree, a fish tree, and a 7-foot tree trimmed with all shiny ornaments. But, with this new Mac, I can't find the pictures. iPhoto is not easy to use, and Picasa (which I am comfortable with) is more roundabout with a Mac. Oh well.... I'll learn in time.
Wishing everyone a Happy 2012!