But now that I see her fabulous "Coastal" Christmas decorating, that image I had of her doesn't seem to fit anymore.
She decided on a "Coastal" theme after our visit in November. While we were together, we took the girls to the beach to build sand castles and gather shells. Her collection of ornaments is mixed with shells that we found together.
She recently learned to quilt while her hubby was deployed in Iraq. She used those new skills to sew each 'leaf' for the tree. Then she attached them to a foam cone from Hobby Lobby and shoved a branch (from her yard) in the bottom to serve as a trunk. Jute twine was used to cover the top of the cone.
I love how it looks like a little potted tree. In the container, the tree is 'rooted' in floral foam and covered with reindeer moss.
Funny story... my sister ordered this cute Christmas tree online. Unfortunately, when ordering she didn't notice that the tree height was only 4 feet! I think her petite tree is gorgeous. Star fish and pine cones- yum!
I am so excited we all get to be together this year for Christmas. I might just have to give her a "Hanson" themed gift- you know, for old time's sake :)