This is a metal branch chandelier that I found at Crate & Barrel last Christmas. It looked nice then with about thirty ornaments of various colors and sizes hung at different lengths. This year, I came upon some extraordinarily beautifully made animal ornaments in a shop in Cambridge when my daughter and I had lunch for her birthday this past weekend.
I woke up the following morning and thought about transforming the branch chandelier this year into groupings of these wild and domesticated animal ornaments. Playing around with them, we clustered the five reindeer in a herd at the center with a gaggle of three geese with wreaths around their necks on one end. The result so far is an asymmetrical one that we both find rather pleasing.
And we will undoubtedly tweak it ever so often for the remaining ten days until Christmas!
Happy Holidays to one and all!