12/14/11

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree! How lovely are your branches...

My new 9 ft. tree!

Today, I'm linking up with Sarah's Christmas Tree Party!  It's all about our Christmas trees today, ladies.....so take some pics and share them with us in blog land ;) 

Here's a look at it with the lights off...our fireplace/mantel is my favorite thing about the room!

I have all kinds of ornaments....from new decorative balls to homemade ornaments to DG finds.
My favorites are the ones Dillan made as a child and the simple ones like the elves, Santas, etc.
Something about those mystical little characters brings me back to my childhood....full of wonderful Christmas memories :)


one of Dillan's 1st Christmas ornaments

I LOVE gingerbread men!
I have a huge collection of gingerbread items in my kitchen


cute little elf :)


another Baby's 1st Christmas ornaments


a cute little Santa

I was a little later than normal getting my tree up this year.  We had to purchase a new one.  While I was looking for just the right tree, I went ahead and got the other Christmas decorations out.  But it never looks like Christmas until the tree is up.

We've been in our home for 3 years now.  I knew when we built the house that I would put the Christmas tree right next to the fireplace.  Why is it that women think about stuff like that? 

It's the first thing you see when you walk into the front door into the foyer. I had a 7 1/2 ft. tree for a long time, but I knew all along that I needed a taller one for that area.  I had to look a while to find a 9 ft pre-lit I could afford, but we lucked up and got one at Kmart on sale!  It's a Jaclyn Smith tree, regular price $300 and we got it for $245!!  That's still a little pricey for me, but it's alot cheaper than wasting money on a live one each year that will die.  I think we will enjoy this one for a long time to come :)



1 comment:

annewalker said...

Hey, that was a pretty tree! The gingerbread ornaments look so cute! Thanks for sharing inspirations.

Merry Christmas
Anne Walker
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