Linda over at 2nd Cup of Coffee is hosting a Holiday meme today! It’s time to have a blogosphere tour of holiday trees and favorite ornaments.
Decorating the tree at my house is a staged event consisting of several phases. I don't think in the history of Christmas at the Be Still and Know household it has eve been completed on one evening. It used to be a family affair but over the years as the children have flown the coop and gotten fully immersed in the iPod and hair care products it has morphed into a singular activity. The Hubs get the tree standing up right and then retires to the chair to supervise.
Tuesday afternoon I finally got the last ornament on the tree and it’s as decorated as it is going to get this year.
I will admit to having a bit of lackadaisical attitude about the holiday decorating this year and I have done a somewhat what abbreviated version this year. The majority of the garland and decorative nic-nack’s are remaining packed away this year in favor of just a few holiday highlights scattered around my home.
Here is the view of the tree and the mantel. I am still looking for some poinsettia to place on the mantle. I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday looking for artificial but did not find any within my price range which is really cheap so maybe I’ll have better luck at the old Wal-Mart later this afternoon.
I think I may have shared pictures of these treasured ornaments before but do mom’s ever get tired of showing casing the brilliance of their precious little ones even when they are not so little any more. We all have them. The sweet little handmade ornaments put together with Elmer's school glue and Sunday school craft supplies. These three ornament are my top three favorites.
My new favorites are from our latest vacation. For some time now we have made a point of making sure we pick up a Christmas ornament from our various travels.
This one is from our visit to Mount Rushmore….duh! But it is really nice I think!
I love this one from Yellowstone. It is a moose holding a fishing pole with a fish inside a bloke of frozen ice on the end of his line.
These last two are my newest additions. Each year I give the sale rack at Hobby Lobby the once over and try and add to the stash of decorations. I did a bit of early shopping yesterday. These were only 50% off but I had to get this gorgeous silver cross and this sweet puppy ornament so captured the spirit of our own sweet Buster that it made it’s way to my cart.
These aren't really ornament but I got these decorative candle rings for a steal at Hobby Lobby and I thought they were kinda cool.
Well that all the decorations here at Be Still and Know Christmas 2010. So for more festive fun y’all head over to Linda’s and link up.
Merry Christmas Y’all