I love Christmas trees.
If I had my way, I would have a large tree in every room. As it is, I always have one large tree, a small office tree and some even smaller smaller trees that are part of vignettes that include an antique, objects from nature or some design element in my home.
That's why it was such a treat for me to spend an afternoon at the Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art. Created by area designers and businesses, the trees were, well, spectacular. As were the table creations, ornaments and holiday rooms.
This year, I have encouraged my southwest Florida decorating clients to keep their holiday decorating simple. Gathering your most cherished Christmas pieces together rather for a display rather than covering every surface, makes for much more relaxing holiday home. For tips for holiday decorating like a pro, read my article in the Fort Myers News-Press.
And while decorating, don't forget to declutter your decorations. It's a really nice feeling to take a box of no-longer-used ornaments to a local charity to know that they will go to give another home some of your holiday spirit.
Meanwhile, check out some of the fun trees and beautiful vignettes that I found at the Festival of Trees. Maybe you will come up with an idea or two.
Happy Christmas decorating!