Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The trees and other decor

I don't know why it's taken me so long to get around to posting our holiday decor, considering half of it was up long before Thanksgiving, but here goes the tour...

I kept it simplish this year, because we are still so disorganized from our move in October. I can't even find one whole Christmas bin.

Here's our artificial 6ft. tree. I decided to keep it decorated in colors that match our living room, so blues, brown, cream, white, silver.

I did buy some new ornaments this year, since I didn't have enough in that color scheme to cover this tree. This is one of my favorite new ones:

And we were given some beautiful bird ornaments by our friends Karin and Sam that went perfectly on this tree. I think someday I'll do an entire tree of bird ornaments.

Under this tree is where you'll find Bean hanging out and causing trouble. The tree skirt is just a tablecloth wrapped around the bottom, cause I can't even thread a needle let alone sew anything.

Our advent calendar hanging on the entry closet door:

Entry table decor:

Balls, balls everywhere...

Also on the dining table:

Mini tree on the makeshift dining room sideboard:

Part of the mantle:

Pretty beaded garland on the bookshelves:

The main tree, where we put our ornaments that we've collected over the years. Some have been given to us, some we've picked up on our travels, and we also collect Hallmark ornaments...

First married Christmas ornament from last year:

And this is my all-time favorite ornament. I don't know why, it just is. I can't wait to dig this one out every year when we're decorating my parents' tree, and this year my mom insisted I take it home. My little walnut boy...

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed it. I haven't been able to get enough of seeing everyone's tours. I'm linking to

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester


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  1. Very pretty! You have a unique collection of ornaments. I especially like the birds. That advent calendar is cute as a button!

  2. Wow. Everything is so pretty. I love the colors you used, and I love the ornaments on the squiggly sticks.

  3. Love it all! The touches of ornaments around the house. Both of your trees are beautiful. And what a cute first married ornament - love it!

  4. Would the room with the big tree be the family room? It looks so warm and cozy just like it should. And the bird ornaments are adorable! I'm gonna keep my eye out for birds after Christmas because I'd like to do a bird-themed tree next year too.

  5. Hi, Ashley, thanks for stopping by & for the nice comments! So glad you joined the party. All of your Christmas decor is very pretty, love your tree. Hope you'll come back to see me again!

  6. Beautiful tree! I really like your cute bird ornaments!

  7. Yes, I agree, both trees are beautiful! And that church ornament with the snow on the roof is precious! (I also had a cat named Bean!!!!) Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Happy holidays!

  8. Nothing but birdy ornaments sound great. Glad you like the them.

  9. Your trees are so beautiful! I love the birdy ornaments!

  10. You have done such a great job! I love it all!

  11. Your trees are beautiful. I love the idea of a bird ornament tree, I am currently obsessed with birds. It started when I moved into my new place and picked up a bird pillow from Urban Outfitters.

  12. It is gorgeous.
    You did a great job.
    Your new follower

  13. Love all the decorations, those bird ornaments are so cute! And good idea with the little garland on the bookshelves, I should do that next year!

  14. I DO believe one of our children has the boy baby in the walnut! (Now you've go me curious...whose it was and where it is!?) Your home is beautifully decorated! A bird tree WOULD be interesting next year. Merry Christmas.