We decided not to get a tree this year so I decorated our tumbleweed branch instead and I love how it looks! I bought those tin stars in San Miguel de Allende ten years ago. Ornaments have come and gone but I never get tired of the stars.
It's a lovely way to bring Christmas into the home without the decorations overwhelming. The stars are lovely. I have my favourite decorations too and sneak them into pride of place positions on the tree.
I am delighted I found your blog! GREAT STUFF... you and "the boy" and the dog! Found it because I was looking for "winter bird" images for a newsletter I do for a small women's group. I love how your paintings and embroidery compliment each other. Happy New Year.