Ah, 'tis the season. I do love me some Christmas. I love all our decorations, even the ones I'm too lazy to use. But Miss T. and I thought perhaps y'all would like to see what warms our hearts this time of year. Welcome to a Knit Think Christmas!
Candles! Lots of candles. I like candles. I've no doubt there are many of you out there who could do a very artful job of arranging them. Not me. I just slap 'em on the chest and enjoy the randomness.
This tree, which is metal, has little shelves behind each open star. The idea is to put tealight candles on the shelves, which would then light up the tree. However, since at least one of our dogs (I'm talkin' to you, Gracie) would find lit candles an appealing sort of toy, we've never actually tried it out. Geez. If it's not kids, it's dogs.
We also have lots of homemade, high-sentimental-value decorations, such as the above picture, done by my dad on a scroll saw. Or, from my dearly departed (several years ago) MIL, who was a very gifted ceramicist:
Yes, it's artificial. Sorry about that. Have I mentioned some general laziness in our household? But still, respectable, yes? And lots of fun ornaments. Got this one at a local craft show a few years back:
Another of my dad's scroll saw pieces:
Among my favorites are the handmade school Christmas gifts. Oh, how I miss those days, when the kids would bring home their felt and glitter and painted projects. I may be a cranky old thing at times, but I have a huge soft spot for all my kids' projects and presents.
Then there are fun ornaments, gifted to me by friends.
What? You don't have South Park characters on your tree?
Beware the Borg!
I don't even know what the hell this is. Deep Space 9, maybe? Nearly crashing into a reindeer. That final frontier is a dangerous place.