She did allow me decorate the tree. I wanted to decorate my tree in gold this year. These gold ribbons were from my friend who didn't want to use them anymore. I bought some gold artificial flowers from Michael's at 50% off and inserted them randomly around the tree. The ornaments were from previous years.
I didn't want to spend any money or add anymore Christmas decorations since we have already gathered many decorations from previous years. However, I always like to have something different every year. We went out to the neighborhood and collected some pinecones and green leaves. I used whatever I had at home to decorate the dining table:
Then I removed them from the dining table and replaced this centerpiece when friends came over to visit. It's better to have a lower centerpiece on the table so that we can talk more easily:
I got this cute decoration for the toilet last year and forgot that I had bought them.
This tree used to be at the front door and I moved it to this quiet corner. It just made it feel cozier.