One string had a bulb missing. I didn't have much hope that the lights would work.
Lo and behold, the lights did work and I didn't have to add lights to our mini tree. I replaced random white bulbs with color ones since John has to have some color. I describe it as colored jewels among diamonds.
|simple round ornament with band|
I really didn't want to go up to the attic in this cold and bring down the ornament boxes when I needed so few ornaments. I did have a few vintage ornaments I had picked up at an estate sale, so decided to use just those.
|A really worn glass bell|
|glass grape cluster|
|Santa in fiber oval with flower and large tear drop|
And, then I wrapped the stand in a bit of a skirt with a bell on it, to which I added another old bell and a small train engine. Does it suggest The Polar Express to you? It does to me.
|Vintage tin Ohio Art tea cup|
|tree on top of tea table|
But, all in all, there are not many more of our own traditions on this tree. However, for this year, it is our tree, and it does warm up a little corner of our living room. (John says it looks nice - for a nursing home)