I think I am going to lose those tinsel garlands - they look so overwhelming and distracting.
I don't usually go for a "theme" when it comes to decorating the Christmas tree - I find it difficult because first of all, I don't buy a complete new set of ornaments every year; and secondly, I find it hard to stick to a certain theme in mind whenever I come across eye-pleasing pieces - I just buy them without thinking whether they are going to work with the rest of the ornaments. Interestingly enough, this year after most of my ornament shopping is done with, I find the new pieces I added are mostly related to a woodland and forest themes: they are mushroom, pinecone and acorn mercury glass ornaments. Today I also loaded up on these cute glass birdie and feather ornaments from GlucksteinHome collection during the Bay's BOGO sale. The sale is still on if you are interested.
I hope I can get around to decorating the mantel this weekend. Final reveal of my 2013 Christmas tree and holiday mantel to follow.