This is their 'Travel' Christmas tree. It's covered with ornaments that my sister and her husband have purchased on trips they've taken over the years, plus a few that friends have brought them from far flung places. My brother-in-law enjoys unwrapping each ornament and reminiscing about the trip when it was bought.
|Some of the ornaments are really fun, but I did notice a lot of moose on the tree!|
It's actually a pretty neat idea, if you travel a lot. My family tree has a few ornaments that we've picked up when we're away from home, but not this many!
So, even with this beautifully decorated tree up, my brother-in-law kept talking about the 'Cowboy' Christmas tree, until finally I said, "Oh, come on! Let's put up that tree too." It didn't take a lot of arm twisting for him to run to the basement to fetch the other decorations. (We first had to move the Travel tree into their living room, 'because the cowboy decorations need more space.')
I helped unwrap the ornaments, but the decorating part was all his.
|In addition to the tree, several Cowboy Santas decorate the fireplace mantel|
|The tree includes chili pepper lights, rope and faux barb wire 'garland.'|
|The barb wire garland is pretty realistic.|