December 24, 2011

Christmas 2011: Our Tree

Merry Christmas Eve!  I can’t believe the big day is almost here.  Presents are wrapped, dessert is baked, but I haven’t yet shared this year’s Christmas tree.  You can check out part 1, my vintage inspired faux Christmas tree, and part 2 my holiday living and dining rooms, but I’ve finally taken some photos of this year’s big tree and family room to share.  Here she is!

christmas-tree-and-mantle

This year, I chose to put the tree to the left of our fireplace so it’s right between our kitchen and family room.

decorated-christmas-tree

Keeping to my vintage inspired theme this year, the tree is decked out with ornaments from Christmas of yore.  This year, I brought over a lot of ornaments from my childhood since my parents no longer put up a large tree like they did when we were kids.  So I added a lot of wonderful and sentimental ornaments, like this fabric owl ornament:

owl-ornament

This year we also have some vintage ornaments that were passed down to Rob which were originally from his great-grandmother.

vintage-ornament

I think the old family ornaments are so special and make our tree more meaningful.  In addition to all of the real vintage ornaments, I sprinkled some vintage looking glass ones and glittery baubles.

christmas-tree-decorating

For an added vintage feel, I added tinsel to the tree this year.  We used to have tinsel on our tree when I was a kid so I really like the added touch of sparkle.

indoor-christmas-decorations

Over on the mantle, I used a tinsel garland for the vintage feel and decorated with some mini light up trees and a few more of those glittery ornaments that I love so much.

christmas-stockings

mantle-ornaments

On a nearby side table, I set up a little Christmas village, another thing that I loved as a kid. 

christmas village 

christmas-village-church

Our staircase ties matches the mantle as it’s decorated with even more glittery ornaments (can you tell how much I like them). 

christmas-staircase

I also added some colorful garland that I used on the mantle as well.  I think it ties everything together nicely.

holiday-bannister

And of course, my colorful glittery ornaments are a must for this year. 

christmas-garland

I’m so happy I went with a more colorful look for this year, but most of all I’m excited I was able to decorate with a  lot of vintage ornaments from both of our families.  Did you have a theme for your tree this year?  Are you feeling more colorful this year too?

1 comment:

Van said...

So glowy, so pretty. The holiday decor at your place is beautiful!