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Christmas Trees and Memories

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Merry Christmas

Are your halls decked, your gifts wrapped and your cookies baked?

If you answered no, you're not alone!!

My halls are decked! Lots to wrap and still need to bake traditional sugar cookies and Monster cookies

Today I am sharing our 2 main Christmas trees along with my dear blogging friends and a few memories along the way.

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

 I stood on the porch to try to give you a full shot inside through the foyer to the family room. 

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

We have been getting a Leland Cyprus tree in the family room I'd say about 8 of the last 10 Christmases. This one is 9-1/2 feet. We've gotten up to 12 feet one year, but it's just too hard getting it in and out. 

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

We've been going to the same tree farm for about 5 years now. 

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

Here's the one! Woods is always over enthusiastic about photos. Ashlyn is always smile ready!

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

Hubby is sawing her down!

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

I love the warm colored LED lights. The cool ones have a bluish glow, but the warm are more golden. I use a lot of lights! I use regular lights and the larger faceted bulb kind.

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

My mother made these Wizard of Oz ornaments many, many years ago when I was a little girl. They are well over 40 years old. Aren't they beautiful!

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

She knew that I loved them (I hinted every year) and gave them to me a few years ago so my kids could enjoy them.

Also on OSH!  Decadent Trifle and More!

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

This tree has no formal theme. It is just full of collected and handmade ornaments through the years.

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

I do not store these ornaments in the attic with the others. I keep them in a drawer downstairs.

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

This is my artificial slimline tree that I purchased after Christmas a few years ago at a great sale. I added this tree only to hang my Lenox ornament collection that my mother-in-law started for us years ago. I get a new one every year on auto delivery. The family room tree gets a lot of traffic, and sadly we have lost a couple from breakage.

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

A little tip here to save money. Upholstery ticking, tape, webbing….whatever you want to call it is already very cheap. It can be wide and stiff for a tree garland. With this being a slimline tree, I cut the webbing in half to make in more narrow and got double the use out of it!

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

Up close of our Lenox treasures to hand down to our children one day.

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

Christmas trees from Our Southern Home....tips for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

 

Just to keeps thing real for you… Our tree was like this….lights only for almost 3 weeks before we all had time to decorate it together!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!

I'll be back Wednesday to share a few more pics from our home and to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Three of my blogging friends are sharing their trees and memories as well today. I know they'd love for you to stop by!

Restoration Redoux

Artsy Chicks Rule

Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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7 Comments

  1. Both of your trees are so beautiful Christy!! And how fun you pick it out and cut it down yourselves!! Both trees hold such special meaning, love that, thank you for sharing it and them with us!
    Merry Christmas friend!!! xoxo
    Nancy

  2. Christy your trees look beautiful!! Love the Wizard of Oz ornaments your mom made for you…very special! Your home always looks amazing…Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend!

  3. I love all of your trees, so pretty and I love that you can cut down a real one. So fun. I wish you and your family a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.

  4. Your Mom’s ornaments are so special. I love hand made ornaments and those are the ones I treasure too. Your trees are beautiful and your home is stunning as always! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!! XO

  5. Your home and your tree are gorgeous! I love your Wizard of Oz ornaments. I have a Raggedy Anne and Andy that my grandmother made that are similar that I love.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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