Has anyone else looked at photos of beautiful Christmas trees in magazines or on Pinterest and wondered..
“Where on earth are all of the ‘real’ ornaments?”
You know the ones I’m talking about, right?
The paper angels, the picture frames made out of popsicle sticks and the cotton ball snowmen?
I always wonder if they are frantically removed before the photo is taken or if they are hanging on the branches of the Christmas tree that gets relegated to the deep recesses of the house like the basement or the playroom.
And honestly, there isn’t anything wrong with that. I mean, I have my ‘mommy tree‘ which features only pretty ornaments and is mostly decorated just by me. If the kids want to help decorate it, I let them but then after they’re in bed I go and rearrange all of the ornaments. 😉
But, the thing is, those precious homemade treasures are kinda sorta my most favorite of all the ornaments.
So that is why, in our house, they have their very own Christmas tree to hang on.
We call it our ‘Family Tree’…pun intended!
And this year I was so excited to have the opportunity to select a tree from Balsam Hill that would be perfect for this little corner of our family room.
The Slim Red Spruce fit the bill perfectly!
Putting it in a giant basket not only adds a lot of charm and texture, it also keeps the floor space open since this is definitely a high-traffic area in our home.
And can I just say that while I love everything about this tree, I think my most favorite part is this button light switch which I can turn off and on with the tap of my foot!
Adding some frosty branches and mercury glass jars helped add some sparkle to the tree and I truly believe the more ‘fancy’ ornaments and the homemade ones can peacefully co-exist and create a wonderful layered effect.
My photo box tree topper completes this family tree.
Last night we sat in this room with some dear friends as all of our kiddos ran around the house. One of them turned towards the tree and said,
“I just love that your tree looks pretty but you still have all of your kids’ handmade ornaments hanging on it!”
And I thought to myself, “mission accomplished!” 🙂
I’m so thrilled to be joining Balsam Hill for their 12 Bloggers of Christmas series and you can find me today on their blog sharing more about my Christmas decorating ideas, inspiration and some personal stories about how to add more meaning to your home this season.
Next up is Jennifer Rizzo’s gorgeous Pom Pom Christmas tree so be sure to stop by and check it out in all of it’s fabulousness!
And be sure to head over to Jennifer Rizzo Design Company to enter the HUGE GIVEAWAY with over $2,000 in prizes from Balsam Hill!!
As always, thank you so much for joining me here today at the Fence,
P.S. Between now and Dec. 22, get $25 any purchase of $200 at Balsam Hill or more with coupon code 12BVANESSA25