Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Show & Tell Tuesday...Christmas Decorations

Happy Tuesday Girls!
Today I am linking up with Andrea for "Show & Tell Tuesday"...y'all need to link up too!

Today we are showing our Christmas decorations!  I LOVE these kind of link ups...I always love seeing how beautiful everyone has their homes decorated, especially for Christmas!
I am still trying to get used to the fact that it is like 86 degrees here (wish I was kidding, but I am not), and Christmas is in like 2 weeks!  It has definitely felt weird, making the inside all cozy for Christmas, and I step outside and it's a darn heat wave!
Anyway....Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year!  I love everything about the season...the decorations and all the magic that comes along with having little ones at Christmas.  I dread the day, and I mean DREAD the day when my last one stops believing in Santa Claus...I mean how depressing right???
My most treasured and favorite Christmas decoration, my grandmother's jewel tree, I don't have it with me here right now:(  It didn't go on the truck with the movers, and our cars were so jam packed and the tree is so fragile, so we left it with Harrison, and he will be bringing it when he comes! 
This tree means the world to me.  My great-grandmother made it, and it's all costume jewelry making this tree...as a little girl I would just stare at this...and now I am so thankful to have this!  I can't wait for it to get back to me!
Every year since as far back as I can remember we have always gotten a real Christmas tree.  It was always so great loading everyone in the car, heading to the tree farm and picking out the "perfect" tree!  Well, this year we decided to get an artificial tree, I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first, but I am LOVING it!  No mess, no needles everywhere, no watering, no sap...LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  I couldn't believe how crazy expensive artificial trees were..holy sticker shock!  I have my eye on one that I LOVE and I am hoping that I can snag it for super cheap right after Christmas!  Since spending hundreds just wasn't in my budget right now, I went to Target, got a great deal, and am pretty darn happy with our tree this year!
I just love sitting at night, watching Hallmark movies, staring at our tree!
We have a few touches of Christmas in our eating area!  That Santa on my table I have had for 20 years, and it is still one of my favorites to pull out each year!


The Christmas cookie jar was my grandmothers, and I love that I have it!  So special to me

This little wooden calendar is Olivia's favorite!  Every morning right after she finds the Elf, she runs over to this little calendar and switches the numbers!  She is all about the countdown to Christmas!

I love my snowbabies!

We through a few things Christmas on this shelf, Buddy happened to be there with candy that morning for the kids!

I love this little centerpiece on my table.  I got those adorable burlap trees from the dollar section at Target.
We don't have a mantle, so I am still trying to figure out what to do with the stockings this year!  Can't wait to see everyone's decorations this year!
Have a great day



  1. I love it all! I wish I had a home big enough to have so many Christmas touches throughout. Just love it.

  2. Wow, that jewel Christmas tree made by your great-grandmother is so gorgeous!!!!

    1. It's so beautiful...and it's so special to me...it's over 100 years old and it's my absolute favorite holiday piece I have

  3. Love ALL of your decor and the kiddos are adorable! The jewel tree and cookie jar are my two faves, however, as I love sentimental touches like that! :)

    1. Thank you! And I love having my home filled with sentimental things! Have a great day!

  4. Everything is so pretty! The jewel tree is definitely my favorite!