Yes, that's tulle wrapped around lights at the bottom of the tree to give that lovely glow.
Definitely the last time (at least for a while) I can decorate the tree how I want.
Next year she'll be getting around on her own.
But as much as I love our family tree I would LOVE to style my own tree with purposefully collected ornaments. So here's my first idea for a Christmas tree that is "so me."
And, no, not the kind from "The Office."
First off, tree skirt. Some fun sari fabric, of course! Or a nice kantha quilt. OR, if money was no object, a layering of kilims! Ooh, how haremy.
For garland I would use strings and strings of those gold coins from belly dancers' outfits. I could even mix silver and gold.
Moroccan tile would be a must. It would be cool to use broken tile pieces and make ornaments out of them. I could also take brass wire and make that classic Moroccan tile shape. You know, this one:
Wall stencil from Royal Design Studios.
I'd add some fun camel ornaments and some mini lanterns then top it all off with a pretty glass star lantern. Now, how about a mood board?
Clockwise from star:
Glass star lantern from Pier 1 Imports. Unfortunately not available anymore, but I have a couple.
Belly dancer chain sold by Time Raveler on Etsy.
Tile - unknown source.
Elephant ornaments from World Market.
Kilim rugs from Mister Pillow and Kilim Warehouse on Etsy.
Mini lanterns and Middle-Eastern-looking-Matryoshkas from Pier 1.
Felt camel ornament from Beady Eyed Fancies on Etsy.
So that's my idea of a Moroccan Christmas tree. Stay tuned for some more "designer" tree ideas.