Sunday, November 25, 2012

More Fabulous than a Kardashian

Alternate post titles included “I Want to See Your Peacock” and “Put a Bird on It.”  And while we’re on the subject, yes, I do realize that the whole idea of a bird-phobic girl choosing to base her Christmas d├ęcor on peacocks is completely wackadoodle.  My only explanation is that I like jewel tones and peacocks are covered in pretty jewel tones.  And I’ve kind of come to love peacocks.  So long as they’re are fake.  Because the good Lord and sweet baby Jesus knows that if I come within 10 feet of a live peacock, I’m gone.  Running.  Screaming.  Maybe crying.  Definitely hyperventilating.  You get the picture.

When I opened my boxes of decorations from last year's tree, it was like opening early Christmas presents because I had honestly forgotten what a lot of the stuff looked like.  I was giddy with excitement looking at all my sparkly things.  In case you also forgot what I was working with (or you're new to the blog), here was my foundation for this year's tree:

(2) 30-ft rolls of purple ribbon, (8) peacock feathers, (1) package of silver swirly stick things, (6) strands of silver beads, (1) silver tree topper...

(10) small purple ornaments, (6) glittery green ornaments, (6) teal ornaments, (4) glittery peacock-esque ornaments, (4) green ornaments with glittery swirls...

A blue ornament with a gold feather-ish print, a peacock feather ornament, a pinky-purplish ornament with teal and gold detail...

And this gorgeous purple peacock ornament that kind of looks like a swan now that I stare at it.  

But after my two three sixty trips to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Pier 1 (they all put out peacock Christmas collections this year because they love me), my single peacock of yesteryear is now just one seventh of an entire menagerie.  

And while I was out buying birds, I went a little crazy buying other things as well.  This is what happens when I get drawn into the Christmas aisles and see the words "50% OFF!" in big red print. Ornaments covered in glitter, ornaments covered in beads, ornaments covered in sequins, and ornaments that look like teeny tiny disco balls. 

I need help.  Is there a support group for this kind of thing?  My name is Krystal, and I am addicted to Christmas decorations.  Especially of the shiny and peacock variety.

Put all of the above together, and my Christmas tree is rockin' more glitter than a two dollar hooker.  

And here's a closer look at the stars of the show: the birds.  I gave them each cute little names, too.  Because I'm weird.  I think we've already established that I need to be committed.  So ignore my quirkiness and say hello to Prince Peacock.

And Porfirio Peacock.

I call this one Padlocked Peacock.

He goes by Prim Peacock.

And then there's Posh Peacock.

These last two I call Bird 1 and Bird 2 because my crazy only goes so far.  That and I ran out of "P" names.

Christmas trees are notoriously difficult to photograph, so I was pretty proud when I got a clear, crisp picture.  I also just wanted to show off more of my fab tree.

Check out the lights on that baby.

There you have it friends.  One glittery, sparkly, peacock-y, fabulous Christmas tree.  I can't stop looking at it.  But just because this style is right up my alley, maybe you like something  else.  Do you prefer a more rustic or traditional look?  Maybe no theme at all in favor of homemade ornaments?  Do you even bother with the tree?  Tell me all about it!


  1. Great tree, looks like you had a blast decorating! Here in Austria, Europe, we never put up our Christmastrees before Christmas Eve. We use real trees, maybe that´s why. I you put uo a real tree it would be completely dry on the 24th and too dangerouse - since we also use real candles.

    Penelope Peacock, Periwinkle Peacock... ;-)

    1. Thank you! That's interesting about waiting to put up your tree! The norm here in America is the weekend after our Thanksgiving if not early December. I know many people that have real trees, but the actual candles is something different (and sounds particularly hazardous, haha).

  2. Diggin' the birds (OMG that sounds BAD!!!)... and Yes, Periwinkle Peacock, Precious Peacock, Pashmina Peacock (for a knitted one?), Pasquale Peacock (for one that looks like a cabana boy at a fancy schmancy resort???), Persimmon Peacock, Passionate Peacock, Purrrdy Peacock....

    See Krystal, you've got to go back out there and get more peacocks!!

    BTW, love the tree and the colours... It's Perfectly Peacock!

    1. You're right, I do need more peacock friends! I'm going to try to restrain myself and wait until next year. I love adding something new to my tree each Christmas (and I might have bought all the cool peacock ornaments that were available this year...)