I have collected lots of table top Christmas trees over the past few years, and love the way they look all mixed together on my dining room table. This year, to go with our Woodland theme, I thought I’d add a few little friends to the forest.
I originally planned on painting all the little woodland animals white -you know how I love a little spray painting. But after seeing it all together, I kind of liked how they looked. Not to mention the kids pleading in the background. What do you think, should I paint them?
I found most of them at Michaels. I started out with one of those tubes of North American animals, but I didn’t like how the animals weren’t to scale. (Maybe you didn’t know I was quite that particular about things -well I am, and just the thought of the raccoon being the same size as the deer was bugging me.) So, I found these other, larger animals. At first I thought it might be a little expensive to get enough of them but…about nine or so 50% off coupons later and it worked out great. Most of them worked out to be a dollar or two.
I have to say I kind of love them. At first glance it’s just a regular, shiny, silvery Christmas tree display.
But then, you see them, hiding in the trees, and you can’t help but smile, even at the skunk.
It’s going to be hard to put them away after Christmas.
With a forest of trees and woodland critters on my table, life really is a party!
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