I love Christmas and each year I look forward to putting up decorations. I have to admit though, that this year I just wasn’t feelin’ it. When I feel that way I know I need a change. Maybe something big, maybe something little. This time I went for something little, changing one of my trees. I know that sounds silly, but it works for me.
I was recently asked how it grew from 1 to 7. Well, when I was little I wanted a tree in my bedroom, so when I got older that’s what I did. Then when I had kids I wanted them to each have one. At first it was a small one, then I upgraded to big ones. Then I wanted different themes and I just started adding trees. You can see in my past posts how I make it easy to decorate by storing everything close to the rooms they are set up in. It really doesn’t take that long. I can do it in a day, but this year I spread it out over 3 days to allow myself to get work done too.
Enter our house… and this is what you see… three trees at once.
Tree 1 – The Parlor Tree
I’ve always wanted a tree of woodland animals, so when I saw this flocked tree at Artco I knew it was going to be the perfect tree to replace the live one I usually have in this spot. I bought a lot of the ornaments at The Goodwill for only $1 each and I used a table cloth for the tree skirt. I have one thing to add to it and will be making that on my girls craft night! You can see the idea here Ornament.
One of the oraments looks like Cecchetti (we call him Ketters). He likes trying to chew on this one.
Tree 2 – The Livingroom Tree
I usually add to my trees every year. This tree represents our family and this year I added books to represent Amanda starting TCC, a boom box to represent Nick’s love for music and finally, a dog bone for our little pup.
Tree 3 – The Kitchen Nook Tree
This tree came about when I just wanted another one to decorate! I couldn’t find a spot and then I realized I could fit one here. Since it’s in the kitchen I decided to make it kitchen themed. I added the Gingerbread house, Chef’s hat and cookie sheet this year.
Tree 4 – The Basement Tree
Since the basement is devoted to music, I made this tree all about music! I added the note ribbon and a microphone this year.
Tree 5 – My Bedroom Tree
I actually didn’t add anything new to this one this year. I do want to add a decoration to our bedroom door though. It’s on my todo list!
Tree 6 – Nick’s Tree
No new additions to Nick’s tree either this year. His tree celebrates his love for Penquins! I added the WSU ornament last year when he started college!
Ketters wanted to play while I was taking pictures.
Tree 7 – Amanda’s Tree
We did get a few new ornaments for Amanda’s, since she was shopping with me and found some she liked. The majority of her decorations are ballet related mixed with snowflakes and blue and while balls.
There are 2 things all the trees have in common. The first is that they all have a star as the tree topper and the other is there’s a cross on each tree (some are new this year). If you are looking for crosses Hobby Lobby has a ton of them! Almost makes me want a tree in all crosses!
Well, that’s all 7 of them. I hope you enjoyed the tourand an early Merry Christmas to you all!