We have a tree!

I still cannot believe my eyes…we have a Christmas tree in our living room. Oh and we actually have a living room! I’m not sure which one I am more excited about.
Since we had very few Christmas ornaments I had to buy some at the good old Walmart. Next year we will add a bunch of handmade ones to the mix, but this year we are using store bought ones, which I have to say I love. I was so excited to see purple ones when I was scouring the shelves one day. I’m one of those people that likes to match their Christmas decorations to the rooms that they are being displayed in. I always remember my gram having the most beautiful pink Christmas tree that matched their living room. I just loved it and the nontraditional colors. I guess that is where I get it from.
So its purple and green decorations for this girl with a mixture of purple wrappings under the tree to match. Thank you TJ Maxx for the cute wrapping paper.
My tree skirt is actually a few yards of fabric just bunch up underneath the tree covering the stand. It is nothing fancy, but it works.
They may not be handmade or from Christmases past, but these ornaments are already loved by all.
It was so fun watching the kiddo’s decorate.
My son took his time picking out the best place for each ornament and carefully placed each one onto the tree.

Whereas the girls place all of their favorite ornaments all in one spot.
And continue to redecorate on a daily…or hourly basis. You can tell which ones are their favorites by where they are placed on the tree. They are always at the bottom of the tree all on the same branch.
And all of them just happen to be from a pretty special auntie and uncle.

How many of you have nontraditional Christmas trees? I know I am not the only one out there. How many of you saw this post over at tatertots and jello? I want that whimsical candy tree…adorable!!

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  1. Right now we still have our little 4" tree decorated with hand-me-down ornaments and homemade ones as well. We could have bought the full size white tree that I really really want, but just decided to wait until we buy our new house sometime next year. I have lots of colorful girly ornaments, lots of pinks, and bubbly garland, for my dream tree. Good thing I have 2 girls!

  2. Oh I forgot to tell you Merry Christmas! Those floors are gorgeous I was curious what they looked like since the last photos had them covered up

  3. Suburbsmama says:

    Amazing! Love everything about the room and the tree!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best for 2012

  5. Merry Christmas! I love that you totally color-coordinated your tree. My family's tree only matches in that most of the ornaments are handmade (from school with us kids' pictures on them) and none of them match. Haha, we put up our tree on Wednesday. =)

  6. YOU HAVE A LIVING ROOM!!!!!! And a tree! But MOSTLY, a living room!!! 😀

    Merry Christmas, Christina! I love the matchy-matchy of the tree, wrapping papers and the room. Big LOVE.

  7. sooo nice to read and see your tree in your livingroom! =)))
    I like the your decoration very much and wish you a very happy and merry Christmas!

    greetings from Germany!

  8. Kara @ Nest Candy says:

    What a fantastic tree! I love the purple and green color scheme. I have never seen such a fat tree! Lol

  9. Your living room looks gorgeous!! I LOVE that sliding barn door!!! Totally jealous of that!! 😀 How was your Christmas in your new living room?

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