This year, I used my super skinny tree, and I think I really prefer a fatter tree for all of my "loot"!!!! But, this tree had New Years on it, and after I took that stuff off, I just grabbed Mardi Gras and started on that! I have Valentines on the shorter, fatter tree, which I will show tomorrow!
I have used a parasol on top before, but the skinny little top couldn't handle the parasol, so I just plopped a crown on top and continued to decorate! It has some cross stitched ornaments, masks, and feathers, as well as several things I have bought through the years when visiting New Orleans. It also has beads from parades!
Here are a few close up photos! I like the bright happy colors!
Last year I bought a pack of plastic Mardi Gras ornaments on the deep sale aisle at Walmart! About four or five of them were cracked, so they were pitched a few weeks ago! (maybe a sign that I don't need to buy any!!) Skinny tree couldn't hold them all, so I put some around the house in jars and bowls. It spreads the fun and color!
He is a mix breed, with Turkish Angora being prominent in his appearance. I wasn't familiar with the breed, but they have a big mane and chiseled facial bone structure. I'd say that's a good description!
Lastly, cats do what they do, when they want to! He knows he's not supposed to get on the kitchen table (or any table) but I caught him in the act!
Thanks for reading this post, and I hope to have my Valentine tree posted very, very soon! I also have a few little completed stitches to show! I've been running around doing all sorts of stuff. My poor blog has suffered again, but I also have tried to look over yours when I can! Some of you are stitching such beautiful things! I am so envious! I must catch up with you! haha
Please stop by again soon!