Wednesday, December 8, 2010

O Christmas Tree ~ 1

This is the Christmas tree in our bedroom.  I changed it up a little this year and I love it.  We have 4 full size trees in our house, and the other 3 have been the same for a long time.  This tree, in a previous home was our travel tree and all of the ornaments we collected on our travels went on it.  But it didn't look right in our room.  A little too "cluttery" for me.

So this year it is a "Family Tree"  in every sense of the word.
 I just stuck a few picks in the top.  Hobby Lobby was out of everything in the pick department right after Thanksgiving so I had to take what was left.  I like it, I just wish I had a little more.
 This is my most treasured ornament.  The ball with my name hung on my paternal grandparents tree.  On Christmas Eve when we arrived at their house we would rush to the tree and search for our names.  I am so glad I have it, it's the only ornament I have from when I was little.

  I also hung Bob's and my silver baby cups on the tree.  I wish I had Laura and Jessica's.  Do you girls want to give them back??

And I have a lot of red frames from Pottery Barn Kids.  I have put old pictures of our family in them.
 Here is a pair of our girls baby shoes and a picture of them more than 20 years ago.  {Wow it felt weird to say that!}
 I used my daughter's Cricut and made these initial ornaments for the whole family.  I think I need to fill them with something white.  I bought artificial snow but that was impossible to get in the top so I need to look for something else.  I think they will stand out a little better if they had some white in them.
 I had all of these initials, just missing the T and J.  They were gold, but a little spray paint fixed that.
 Pictures of the grands 1st Christmases.  This is cutie Cooper.
 And to finish it off, 2 yards of red burlap makes a nice tree skirt.
I love our family tree!    and my family:-)

and I'm happy to announce that Debbie from Words on Wheels won my Christmas giveaway.  Please email me with your address Debbie and I will get your goodies out to you.

I am linking to the party at Thrifty Decor Chick

Merry Christmas


The Martys said...

I love this tree too!!! I may have to do something like this in the future. Your letters turned out good. I may do that too. They really do pop much better than the gold. Your house looks good.

CAS said...

I love your family tree. That would definitely be something I would enjoy putting together in our next home. Just an idea about the clear ornaments with the initials -- have you tried white "shred" that is used in gift baskets? I know our $Store carries it in several colors. I'm a new follower.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful...I love the framed photos! And look at your shelves of books...very nice! Happy holidays! ♥

jessica said...

Love your family tree, so cute in your room! I too will steal that idea someday.

Skooks said...

What a great idea! Those ornaments filled with memories are the best ones in my opinion. :)

Michael - Innkeeper said...

love the tree!

ornaments with meaning are always the best ornaments!