Funny thing is, I can decorate well and keep things looking quite organized and pretty, but my favourite way of decorating, especially at Christmas time, is to go shiny. I think it has everything to do with when I was a child. As a child, I was fascinated with the garland that my grandmothers would have hanging from their ceilings. I am sure you saw them too. The garland that was like tinsel and would have cut-outs of bells, trees and angels. Of course, you could not have the streamers without the tinsel-y star center piece You know, that one that looked like a leaf when you started out with it, but when you magically connected the two side together, you had e a star, a bell or a snowflake.
I love having this stuff in my decoration collection. It makes me happy. I don't care if it is tacky, I love it. Whenever I have grandchildren (oh and I will have grand babies), I want them to come to my house and see my tacky tinsel garland and be happy.
:o) Shiny and Tacky, just the way I like it!