As it is my first Christmas with my own tree to decorate, I couldn't wait! So it got our apartment decorated a week after Thanksgiving - as soon as my husband and I had a day at home. I am happy with result and look forward to adding to it year after year.
I really like thick ribbon cascading down the tree, but I did not have enough thick ribbon. So after a few days of contemplating, I decided to use a thin ribbon and I think it looks quite nice. The tree is so small that a thick ribbon might be overbearing.
My ornaments consist of a set of matching balls and then a random assortment of ornaments that I have gathered over the past 20 years. The tree is unique and tells a story about my life, but the balls pull the whole thing together to bring a nice matching feel. Happy, happy. =)
We still don't have a tree topper. I am debating between a star and an angel. I don't want something too gaudy and large, but I do love sparkles...hmmm. The hunt continues. Here is what it looks like without anything on top. What does your tree look like?