Here is the evolution of my Christmas tree experience:
Whew! It's up and straight. Okay, time for lights.
Alright, this will suffice. Not the greatest light hanging in the world, but I did it.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Shiny Brite vintage gold and red ornaments that I purchased on Etsy. They really look outstanding. I know it's hard to tell, as I'm still taking pictures on my cell phone (Where is my battery charger?!) but they make me happy!
A few other favorite ornaments of mine came from a good friend who was moving and needed to get rid of most of her extraneous possessions. She gave me wonderful vintage indent ornaments. I always hang those first in a prominent place where I know they'll stand out. I have about eight of these in red, green, gold, and blue. These are the only ornaments on my tree that aren't all gold and red.