The photos are pretty bad, sorry in advance for that. As it turns out, it's just as difficult to get a good photo during the day as it is at night.
At night, without flash:
You also get to see our genuine vintage wood panelling (our house was built in 1973). The previous owners added the very 1980s-looking diamond mirrors, presumably to try and lighten the place up a bit. At least they had good taste in curtains. At night, with flash:
I decided a few years ago that I would buy a few decorations each year. I bought the green flocked reindeer from Etsy, and the green sparkly bird from our local Coles supermarket, of all places.
My taste in Christmas decorations is eclectic and has a definite lean towards the kitschy, while (hopefully) staying just this side of creepy.
There's the tram from my set of 5 wooden Melbourne-themed decorations.
The only thing I'm having trouble finding is a suitable topper for the tree. As a kid, my family had an angel. I usually only see stars these days. Neither of them quite seems right to me. Perhaps I'll make one for next year.
Happy Holidays to everyone!