Ah, but if you get a little closer, you'll see it's not what it appears to be. It's a Halloween tree! Not one quite as spooky as Ray Bradbury's Halloween tree though.I've wanted to make a Halloween tree for a few years now. I've had a teeny wire table top one, with teeny decorations. I still have that one and I plan to put that one up too. But I wanted to make a bigger one. I have a small black and orange tree, about a foot and a half tall perhaps. I figured I'd use that one and put some of my larger decorations on it. Then I found a seven foot tree complete with lights on sale after the New Year for ten dollars. I couldn't pass that up, now, could I?
I was a little worried I wouldn't have enough ornaments for it but it turns out that all those little bits and bobs are much easier to put on the tree than on counters and shelves all over the place. It went up fast and if I had a problem with ornaments, it was that I had too many! As you can see in the first picture, it attracts wee people, so I put unbreakable things all around the bottom few feet.
I did a bit of decorating outside as well. I put a photo up on Beach Treasure.