1 My Christmas trees, from Grandin Road, are boxed up.
2 The tree branches in the box.
3 Taking apart the box of the Christmas tree and laying out the branches.
4 Here is the space where I will be placing all of my trees.
5 The first tree has been put together but no ornaments have been added.
6 The second tree has been put together!
7 The three trees are built and now I am testing the lights.
8 Two trees are light!
9 All three trees are put together and the lights are working!
10 The trees light up my living room -- now it is time to start decorating them!
11 Several boxes and storage containers filled with decorations and ornaments are lining my hallway.
12 The Grandin Road Christmas trees are stacked.
13 The polar bears in that box will be part of the decorations below my tree and on top of my Christmas tree skirt.
14 Here are the trees the next day.
15 The trees from Grandin Road are the Martha Stewart Gold Tinsel tree.
16 My friend's dog, Watts, is ready to help me lay out my decorations for the tree.
17 Watts is curious and interested in what is inside the containers.
18 I love these gorgeous ornamental acorns.
19 I layed out all of my decorations before placing them on the tree, this way I was able to stay organized.
20 I covered my couch and chairs with sheets to protect them from the massive amount of glitter on the ornaments.
21 Hmmmm, where should these go?
22 The ornament parade is growing.
23 Some of my ornaments I have had for many years.
24 Many ornaments came from Grandin Road -- the same company where my trees came from.
25 Other ornaments I decorate my Christmas trees with come from Home Depot, Macy's and Martha By Mail.
26 Home Editor Anthony Santelli put together a holiday greenery kit for me to help me assemble my tree and decorations.
27 I used some thin gage wire to help with my decorating.
28 I sort my ornaments by color as I do most things in my life.
29 A closer look at all of the Christmas balls used to decorate my trees.
30 At the end of my sofa are a couple of Christmas ball wreaths.
31 Bubble wrap is so important.
32 And the ornaments and decorations keep coming.
33 A few friends stopped by for dinner.
34 And Watts joined us at the dining room table.
35 We ate sushi for dinner.
36 Great food and drink to sustain me through the decorating process.
37 Some of my ornaments are more unusual... bees for Christmas?
38 Here is a collection of my holiday wreaths.
39 I ran out of sofas so I needed to use my coffee table as well.
40 These icicles are so delicate and beautiful.
41 You can never have too much silver as far as I'm concerned.
42 Doesn't this look like glittered fettucini?
43 A classic Christmas tree ornament.
44 Some different varieties of snowflakes.
45 A close-up of the stars.
46 Some smaller and more delicate icicles, Christmas balls, snowflakes, and bumble bees.
47 At last the trees are decorated... but I am not done yet.
48 Next I have invited some Grandin Road polar bear decorations.
49 Aren't they cute?
50 This one is getting a closer look.
51 Grandin Road sells these polar bears that are in many different poses.
52 The next day I realized I needed some tree skirts.
53 Now it looks like the bears are resting on a glacier.
54 Editorial Assistant Yvette Gonzales created these pretty skirts.
55 A close-up photo of a glittered pinecone ornament.
56 All of the light in my apartment does wonders for the glittered ornaments.
57 The completed trees with the Hudson River behind them.
58 I am so happy with the finished trees.
59 I love the mixture of shape and color.
60 Finally my sofa and coffee table are cleared of ornaments.
61 A polar bear peaking through the Christmas Trees.
62 We can't wait for Christmas!