Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our Christmas Tree

Last year, we were engaged in November so we spent the holidays knowing we were going to be married soon. Andy and I set out to put up my Christmas tree but when we went to get it out of the garage, we discovered it had been ruined in the Nashville flood the previous May. It was sad that it was ruined, but it meant that we got to go buy a tree together!

This year, we set it up the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Our house is pretty small and in year's past, I had to set the tree up in front of the front door, rendering our front door unuseable! This year, I thought we might set it up in front of the dining room window so we can open the blinds and share the joy! :)

Here are a few of our special ornaments...

1. I love gnomes and last year Andy surprised me with this cute ornament!
2. I try to pick up ornaments when we travel and I bought this in an antique store in Puyallup when we visited in September.
3. On our honeymoon, we took a little roadtrip to Atlanta and Chattanooga to do all the touristy things we had never done. We picked up this polar bear at the World of Coke in Atlanta. We are definitely Coke people, so it's fun to have him on our tree. :)
4. Living in the south, we knew it was a must to "see Rock City." We had no idea what it was, but we knew we had to go. It was beautiful and we picked up an ornament to represent the iconic "See Rock City" barns.

I don't go all out with decorating because we don't have much room, but I set up my vintage ceramic tree in the living room since our actual tree is in the dining room. And....my tree has a new friend!!

Look at this adorable owl that Stephanie sent me! She is so sweet and thoughtful - with SUCH great taste!! Thank you, Stephanie!!!

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  1. aww, everything looks great! :) I so need to get busy decorating!

  2. Your tree is gorgeous. When our daughters were home and I had a bigger house, we had two trees. One in the livingroom that was more victorian and the one in the familyroom that held all the memories of ornaments from childhoods and trips. The 2nd one is the one they still talk about.

  3. Oh my gosh! That tree is so classic and cute. You guys did such a beautiful job on it. So festive and vintage. Love the owl's new digs:)


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