The last installment of 'what I did at my mom's thanksgiving weekend'. Every year she and I do her Christmas tree in a theme. This year she picked 'A Cajun Christmas'. I grew up in Louisiana and my Mom has a major fondness of all things Cajun and typical of the state.....New Orleans Saints, crawfish, Mardi Gras, zydeco, I could go on but I think you get the point. So for the decorations/ornaments we had mini Tabasco bottles (courtesy of the US government...Thanks to hurricane Ivan and MRE's), alligators and crawfish shiny trinkets that were originally on Mardi gras beads, larger plastic crawfish, real Spanish moss (that I plucked off trees on the side of the interstate on the way up), and red chili pepper lights.
here is a close up
And here is a crappy picture of the tree lit. I think it looks rather swampy, if I do say so myself! My mom also made a star tree topper out of Tabasco bottles and the plastic crawfish but it's not too clear in the photographs.