Keep the tree elegant & simple. Image courtesy of Amara. I love the closeness of the tree to the fireplace and the couch but I would prefer to have more colour in the room throughout winter. White interior makes it look that little bit colder.
cutest appetizer ever, no translation needed! use star shapes of various sizes & using a toothpick, stack big to small, sliding lettuce, cheeses & fillings in between. Stick a cheese star on top of toothpick end to hold it all together.