Stashed for Safe Keeping

Knowing we would have a Christmas tree, last week I carefully folded our tree skirt and put it nearby for safekeeping.

Our tree skirt is white felt with a ruffle of green and red gingham-checked taffeta.
Our tree skirt is white felt with a ruffle of green and red gingham-checked taffeta.

Well I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find the tree skirt I had made about 30 years ago.

One year we put a bedazzled tree skirt on the plain one.
One year we put a bedazzled tree skirt on the plain one.

One year we had topped it with a bedazzled vintage fabric skirt my mother had made. This year I sent that to my newly married niece — something from her Gran.

Last year's tree came in a decorative red bucket.
Last year’s tree came in a decorative red bucket.

Since I can’t find our real tree skirt I’m draping the tree stand with a blue batiked summer dress topped with a circle made from the pillow fabric seen here.

I hope the real skirt shows up.
I hope the real skirt shows up.

How does one lose a Christmas tree skirt?

How do you disguise the bottom of your tree?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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