12.03.12

A few of our favorite ornaments....

Posted by Christina // 5 Replies

Everyone has been putting up pictures of their beautiful trees.
They are so gorgeous…the ribbon and bows.

I just can’t do it.  I need my childhood popsicle ornaments all up in that tree.  Our tree is not classy by any means, it is full of love and memories.

You know from our Road Trip earlier this year that we buy ornaments when we visit a place we really love.  While in Chicago a few weekends ago we bought an amazing ornament from West Elm.  I wanted to make sure we never forgot where we got it and the awesome book tour that brought us there. So I busted out the gold bling pen…and bedazzled.

Now it is one of our favorite ornaments…thanks for the memories.

Speaking of memories.  Check it. My mom’s friend made this for her when I was the size of a peanut.  Not sure if I was going to be a Christina or a Christopher they played it safe.  Good call.

You may not know that Tim is half Jewish.  We celebrate both holidays…and I can’t resist his childhood macaroni skills.  He is so crafty.

Here is my very first ornament….Barbie of course.  I seriously still love this ornament so much.  Hot pink and bling, girl was way ahead of her time.
Eat your heart out Nikki Minaj.

Not technically an ornament.  This Nativity scene has been passed through our family and is one of my most precious belongings.  I remember being teeny and staring at Mary and baby Jesus.  MVP goes to the Nativity scene.

Look at all the nostalgia Tim is bringing to our tree.  I love, love, love all of his hand-made ornaments and anything with his name on it.  I got so lucky that his mama held onto all of it and trusts me not to eat the macaroni right off his ornament.  We all know tree-decorating makes you hungry.

My mother made this stained glass ornament.  I obviously love doves since I got one tattooed on my wrist when I turned 20.  Maybe this ornament sparked my love of that sweet little birdie.  And my rebellion.

Whoooweee that is some sweet paper mache.  Nuff said.

I bought this ornament for T on our first Christmas together.  He says it’s his favorite.  What can I say, I know what guys like.  Mushy ornaments.

Here is the ornament I bought this year.  We may not be able to be two peas in a pod for too many years.  Once we start adopting all the kiddies I see on the news needing homes.  I want to adopt them all.

Do I really need to explain this one?  We have lots of Cardinals ornaments.  The World Series champs one is my kind of bragging.

Here are from our travels this summer.  The octopus we bought at Shedd Aquarium and the other was from Maine.  We’d live in both of those places.

What is your favorite ornament?

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5 thoughts on “A few of our favorite ornaments….

  1. Laura @ Heartbeat-At-My-Feet

    I’m with ya, 100%…the best Christmas was when my mom sent me my box of Christmas ornaments from when I was a kid, so I could put them on our own tree. I bet our trees look pretty similar, I love an eclectic tree filled with memories! Leave those “theme trees” for Macy’s. 🙂

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    1. Christina Post author

      Right! Don’t get me wrong I think those trees are beautiful, but I could sit and stare at our tree and remember being a chittlin putting those ornaments up and it warms my heart. I love the character of old ornaments.

      I do have a huge collection of Barbie ornaments and I have promised myself that one year I am going to get a pink tree and bling it out and make it my Barbie tree…..too much haha???

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  2. junglefrog

    I wish I had any of those childhood memories for our Christmas ornaments but well, they’re the sparkly new kind mostly. I’m a silver and white only tree kind if girl but I think your tree has much more personality. It’s just that I don’t have any of those pretty special thingies. Mmm, I think I’m just gonna start a new tradition now!

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    1. Christina Post author

      See and I would love to have a gorgeous tree that is just for looks too…I just can’t afford it 🙂

      Maybe one day!!! I really like getting ornaments from the places we travel, then they have special memories. With how much you travel that should be easy 😉 Make sure you get a couple from Cambodia!!!!

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