Triple Tree-at in Her Home!
By Naveena Vijayan | Published: 25th December 2013 07:55 AM |
Sherene John takes Christmas decoration to great heights. Literally. A 12-foot tall Christmas tree rests bang in the middle of her house, draped with festive ornaments. Spiralling along the staircase are giant stockings, which lead to a balcony with another Christmas tree.
“I have three trees in total. One in the foyer, one in the balcony and the other one in one of the rooms,” says Sherene, taking us around her little Christmas palace. “I start putting these up from December 1. A single tree takes two complete days to put up, with help from friends. We have fun putting up the glass pieces or arranging the set of dolls which I have been collecting for over two decades,” she says.
Sherene, who has been married for 26 years still has the decorative items which she bought the year of her wedding. “Every time I travel to a new place, I make sure I buy something to add to my collection,” she says, pointing at a whole set of caroler dolls. “These are handmade dolls and a few of them are original pieces with the artist’s signature. Most of these I bought from a site called Byer’s choice,” she tells us.
Although her house is presently filled to the brim with Christmas decor, Sherene recounts her days as a kid where she used to use balloons and decorate the house and later find them all sagging in a couple of days. The excitement, however, remains the same as when she a little girl. “Even if I am not home during Christmas, I set up trees, do the decorations and leave home with the lights on,” she adds, adjusting the tiny figurines and then smiling at the perfection.