Perhaps it has to do with my list making love, but I love to plan for all sorts of future problems. Not silly things like retirement or the class party I'm hosting for Dawn next week, but what colors I should use on my future "pretty" Christmas tree.
We now have a "happy" tree, which is just that, very happy and very sentimental. But I'm planning for when I have TWO Christmas trees. I browse tree decorations, I look through magazines and blogs, I stay up late at night pondering it in my bed. How will I decorate it?
I grew up with a Mom who loves red, so holiday decorating was uncomplicated, just red, red and maybe a little gold thrown in. I thought that was the only way. True Christmas colors. I told my mom I would always use real red and green. She just didn't buy it. And as moms often are, she was right. I want a tree that blends in with my decor which is decidedly un-red.
So what colors do I want? Silver, not gold. Burgundy and silver? Light blues and greens with pearly accents? Silver and white and crystal? A berry-ish pink (counterfeit red) with light green? The possibilities are endless.
And that is the problem.
What Christmas colors do you dream of?