Christmas tree 2Although I may be a semi-minimalist, when it comes to decorating the holiday tree, more is just right. Some overseas factory is kept in business supplying the fifteen strings of clear lights it takes to satisfy my need for illumination. The white and crystal decorations I use might be a little tame for some tastes but the finished tree seems mesmerizing to me.
The ladies at Steve’s Ace in Dubuque, Iowa, outdid themselves with tree decorations this year. Robust engineering must have been needed to accomplish some of their voluptuously stunning holiday trees. Their magic inspired me to get into the decorating mode and reminded me that holiday decorating provides a great opportunity to express artistic style.

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