Holiday Fun: Trimming the Tree

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We've been working hard around here.  We've baked a couple kinds of cookies already (recipes to come!), presents have been bought, but not quite wrapped yet, and we lugged all the decorations out of the basement.  Gus and I worked hard on the tree last week and I finally got a few non-glare-y photos to share.

Our tree is tall and skinny, from the days when we had just a narrow space for one in our apartment.  I wondered when we would finally fill up the tree and need a bigger one, and two kids, a dog, and a house later and I think we may be there.  I love our tree, though, so we may just need to edit next year because we are getting overrun with ornaments!  Here are a few of my favorites:

 Our full tree!

 I love the look of antique glass (?) ornaments.  We have a bunch.

 Rustic snowman

 Stuffed reindeer

 Teapot (of course!)

Polish pottery tree- matches our dish collection, which I should share one day

I really love unwrapping all the ornaments each year and rediscovering what we have and the ones we cherish.  Gus was an ornament monster this year, unwrapping faster than I could hang them.  It was quite an experience.

And just for you (well, for me too) I found some fun ornaments and how-to's, all on Pinterest:

Things to try for next year!!  Did you make any ornaments this year?  Do you have a tree-trimming tradition?  Favorite ornaments?

Happy Friday!

(Check back here Sunday for a link to my chocolate peanut butter ball recipe guest post!)


  1. I love that seed bead one, such a clever and glittery idea!

  2. very pretty! all of our ornaments are bright pinks, blue, and greens with a lot of glitter on them. all the ones without glitter got turned into that ornament wreath i made lol :)

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