O’ Christmas Tree

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we were a little late this year on our holiday decor.  This past weekend we had some catching up to do, but made up for lost time rather promptly and managed to get lights on our house and ornaments on our tree in the SAME day!

I’m pretty proud of our efforts and how we the whole family helped to decorate our very own Christmas tree, so without further ado, here it is!


We were able to purchase our tree from the same farm group that does our CSA (community supported agriculture).  It was great to support them and we also got a nice discount on our Christmas tree for being part of the CSA.

I feel like I say ever year that it’s the best Christmas tree we’ve ever had, but this really is the nicest trimmed Christmas tree we have EVER had.  It was also the fastest we have ever picked out a tree.  Usually, we are at the lot for a good 30 minutes to an hour nit-picking at every angle, but as soon as I saw this tree, I knew it was perfect.

One thing that wasn’t perfect was the height.  We went for an 8′ tree and gave our ceiling height a little too much credit.  It does fit (barely) but the Christmas star will have to wait until next year to come out.IMG_7608

Of all the ornaments on our tree some of my favorites are ones we have made over the years. Last year, I made gift tags out of these wooden ornaments by painting them with craft paint and puff paint.  It was a nice added benefit that we could use some of them on our Christmas tree this year.IMG_7603I also helped my mom make these Santa napkin rings out of mini pinecones, wood craft balls, cotton, pom-poms and felt for our holiday table last year, but this year they make a great tree hanging.

I didn’t make any DIY ornaments this year, but after decorating our tree and seeing all the fun ornaments from years past, it kind of makes me want to. Do you have any DIY ornament ideas you’d care to share?

5 Comments on O’ Christmas Tree

  1. Macey Snelson
    December 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm (4 months ago)

    That Santa pinecone is just about the cutest thing ever! Your tree looks beautiful and so festive! I always go to my parent’s house for Christmas, so I’ve never put up my own decorations or tree. I think next year that may have to change though, because it really helps to get in the holiday spirit!

  2. Spencer
    December 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm (4 months ago)

    YAY for CSA trees! I love the hand painted ornaments so cute!

  3. Geoff (Steep Stories)
    December 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm (4 months ago)

    If it’s any consolation, I saw a neighbor JUST getting their tree into their house today. So, I would hardly call this late. If it’s before the 24th, still legit.

  4. pechluck (@pechluck)
    December 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm (4 months ago)

    As long as the tree brings your home warmth and happiness, it doesn’t matter what day it comes in, what kind of trimmings it has or doesn’t have! I love the homemade ornaments that make this tree so special and unique to your family, eclectic ornaments with stories are part of the process of putting up a tree!

  5. Erin // Clementine & Olive
    December 18, 2013 at 8:44 am (4 months ago)

    Your tree looks so festive! We just got our tree yesterday… still yet to decorate it… better late then never!


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