It was the Christmas my husband jokingly said to me, “I think we have a Christmas tree everywhere but the bathroom.”
Yes, he should’ve known better to say something like that.
Because a few days before that statement I’d seen the cutest little 4 foot skinny pink tree. I’m not much for pastel colored trees, but this one really caught my interest, and of course it gave me an idea.
I’d also seen a bunch of beautiful glass ornaments with an underwater theme at Macy’s that were, you guessed it…on sale. 60% off. I had wanted to add those to my collection so badly, and when I saw that little pink tree, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
We have a large master bath off our bedroom. It’s for me, because as Ben says, the secret to a long marriage is having separate bathrooms, and he’s actually sort of correct.
And there was plenty of room in there for a little 4 foot tree. The color was perfect as well, since the bathroom is in shades of rose and green. It was meant to be.
Since the tree was small, I could set it up myself with no problem, which is what I did. One night after he’d already gone to bed and was sound asleep.
It didn’t take long to set up, and those glass ornaments were just perfect! I couldn’t wait to show it off!
The next morning I turned the lights on the little tree and waited for him to notice it when he walked by on his way to get dressed.
Do you think he did?
Of course not. And he walked by there a couple of times that morning. I had to finally show it to him.
His reaction? “Well, it really is cute, but no one is going to see it but us.”
Well, I fixed that. And the next year that little tree found a perfect place in the corner of my home office on a little stand, surrounded by a pink tree skirt and pink silk poinsettias.
It’s been there every year since. I’ve added a few new ornaments to the glass starfish, jellyfish, shells and tropical fish, including some I made myself to resemble ocean bubbles, and of course a glass flamingo, and this is now one of my favorite trees.
And now that I’ve been working remotely for almost two years I get to enjoy it every day.
But wait….we’re not quite finished here. Don’t forget to read the next installment of “Each Tree Has a Story, Part 7” to be published December 17.