It's the simple things that can make the holidays memorable. I found this string tied with a bit of greenery at my local antique shop.
The tree is finally decorated. It seems harder to get it all together....but so worth it. All the vintage glass balls have been hung with whatever wire we could find.
The tinsel you can see in the lower left of the picture above is some I've used each Christmas for about 23 years. I haven't been able to find any more like it and it's my favorite. We pick it off of the tree at the end of each season and reuse it the next year. My husband and I laugh about which of our children might inherit the tinsel. We were trying to decide if they are tinsel worthy. Jeff.....you are definitely not getting it! (He's the one that globs it on the tree and then laughs!!!)
I have a small collection of Wagner flocked animal ornaments from West Germany. These felted animals are always sweet. I purchased them in the 1980s when the kids were small. I did have lots more....but the dogs ate some of the ones that were within reach. Now we never decorate the lower portion of the tree.
During this hectic time Barb and I wish you all a bit of time to enjoy the simple things you love.