Our Christmas Tree

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yep, over the long Thanksgiving weekend we put up our Christmas tree. Come take a look…

Since the fireplace mantel makeover that I showed you yesterday has a lot of red in it, I decided to carry the color scheme into our Christmas tree.

This year I was lucky enough to have an eager helper to hang the ornaments.

Some of my favorites:

1. My  trolley car ornament in Chinatown from my summer work trip to San Francisco.
2. And since I like to have an ornament from each vacation, I grabbed one from our weekend getaway to Trout Lodge in Missouri.
3. And we grab an ornament to follow my daughter’s extra-curricular activities. Last year was a ballerina; this year we’ll have to find a soccer player!
4. And of course every year I purchase a little family ornament. It’s a tradition that my mom started when we were young and I love it!

The kiddo was quite proud of her masterpiece… although the tree seemed to be getting bottom heavy quite quickly. Her little arms could only reach so high…

I still need to find a new tree skirt, but I might just wait until the after the holidays to steal something on clearance. I have to say, I was a little nervous about all of the bright red, but I’m kinda diggin’ it now!

So, do you have your Christmas tree up yet?
And is it real or artificial? 

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  1. says

    Looking festive….Don’t have my tree up yet, I usually put up a fake tree because the real ones die so fast. But, I do get a real wreath so I have that yummy smell.

    • deede says

      VERY nice!
      We have a live tree; TOTALLY worth the fuss! It’s not a ‘theme’ tree, but one of ornaments bought, made or received as gifts. There are several that are from my childhood and my late Momma’s, too! (She was born in 1937.)
      I started buying and making ornaments when I was in high school and they’re on there, too!
      It’ll be about Dec. 15 before we put ours up since it’s a real tree. We leave it up until Ephiphany (12th night). My grandsons are enjoying some of the same ornaments that I and their Momma did when we were their ages (seven and three-and-a-half).

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