It was an Auntie Mame sort of phone call when a dear client of mine called and told me that she needed a little Christmas. No worries, done. She also said that she wanted a BIG tree and she meant a BIG tree. It has been so long since I have had the oppurtunity to put up a really big tree. There is nothing like it right? We all don't live in the White House, where this year's Blue Room tree tops out at eighteen feet. This grand beauty that you see above comes in at a not too shabby sixteen if she stands on her tippy branches. Not too shabby! It was no easy task to get the tree up and to make sure that however it was in it's place that it stayed there. I have gotten in trouble in years past for trees that were too BIG and too worrisome. I too would have a meltdown if a 12 foot tree covered in fragile ornaments comes crashing down into the living room. It has happend. Not fun, part of the world that I love in.
Within the same home we did brighten other areas. But my favorite was the mantle in the sitting area that is just off to the left if you are looking right at the Christmas tree. It is filled with a collection of white and bisque ornaments that are part of the clients Christmas collection. When I saw the snow globes in my travels, I just had to pick out a collection that would fit perfectly on this slim mantle. They do look so lovely, sitting there waiting for Santa to come down the chimney.