This year my husband and I decided that, although we love having a real Christmas tree, our money could best be spent elsewhere. But as an artist I truly felt that I should be able to create an artistic sort of tree as a replacement. So this is what I have christened my 'Boho Tree'.
I had a tiered lamp with 3 glass shelves...although I had to sacrifice the details to get this photo, and you can't actually see it, the shelves are holding beautiful large snowglobes that we've acquired over the years. There's also a tree skirt underneath propping up a few little stuffed Christmas characters.
At the top hang our two most precious ornaments, one is a white teddy bear angel that I bought the Christmas after we lost our beloved keeshond, Wooly Bully...he loved Christmas and this was our way of inviting our little angel to share it with us every year. The other is also an angel remembrance portrait in silver frame of our dear friend, Jim aka Doctor Hog, who passed away this year.
The frosted glass lampshade at the top is stuffed with 3 strands of lights and looks like a candy bowl of light. When I got all done and stepped back to enjoy it I thought of a conversation we are having at 1000 Markets in the forums, about starting up a Boho (Bohemian) Market...I couldn't help but think how this would fit right in. :)