Remember our tree from last year?
I love this tree! It's so beautiful. We have it up again, but this year, I decorated the mirror banister with lights, ribbon that matches the tree, and poinsettias. And we hung a wreath (given to us my Justin's super nice boss) at the top.
AND, I was lucky enough to find a FREE tree on freecycle this summer. So we have 2 trees this year. The fancy tree in the formal living room/office area and a family tree in the living room!
The family tree has miscellaneous ornaments on it like ones from our childhood, ones given to us as gifts, milestone ornaments like our first Christmas together, our first Christmas in our new home, etc. I'm going to carry on the traditions of both of our mothers and buy/make ornaments for us and our kids every year. But since we don't have kids yet, I bought Dexter and Molly ornaments instead!
What? These doggies love Christmas as much as we do! And I needed an excuse to buy more ornaments to help fill up the family tree (got them at Dollar General for a buck a piece!). Who wants to look at a sparsely decorated tree?! Ok, ok, I admit it. I'm kinda a crazy dog lady...both doggies have a present and something to go in their stocking. But they can't be left out of Christmas! =)
More posts to come-mantel and Christmas shelf decorations, an awesome, sentimental diy gift and lots more!