On the coffee table in our bedroom is a plaster of Paris Nativity I purchased 30 years ago. It was a kit that came with the paints and you finished it yourself. My husband has a much steadier hand than I do and so he painted it for us. There was also a stable to assemble included with the kit. Through the years our children all played with it and now our grandchildren do. The paint has chipped in a few places over the years, but the kids have always played with it tenderly and it has survived intact. It is the sweetest Nativity I have ever seen.
I love a live Christmas tree. Nothing beats that sweet smell of Christmas. We wanted a really tall live tree to go in our great room and two years in a row that live tall tree we bought decided to take a tumble after it was decorated! At that point, I gave in and said, if it's gotta be tall, it's gotta be artificial. So, my husband and I agreed that our bedroom was the perfect place for the live tree we both wanted in our home.