With just about a week until Christmas, I found myself cycling through old photos of Christmases past. It is fun to see what decor has changed and what has always made the cut. Some ideas definitely stand out as more of a win than others. Want to take a look at some of our past Christmas trees?
I was big on burlap and primarily gold ornaments in 2011 and years prior for that matter. This tree seems light on ornaments. Less is more, I suppose. I am not sure that I still subscribe to that though. Those red drapes in our old house. They weren’t ever really my style but they did work really well for Christmas and framing the tree.
In 2012, we purchased a ball & burlap tree that would later be planted in our yard. It was a small, shrub so we kept the decor to mostly red ornaments & rocking horses. The red drapes were still up so I guess they were more of my style at the time than I thought. Have you ever had a ball & burlap Christmas tree?
2013 was the year we moved to Cape May and also the year of orange slice garland, dried hydrangeas, twigs & peacock feathers apparently. As crazy as they all sound together, this might be a favorite Christmas look of mine. Considering you already have a dead tree in your living, there is just something about layering on more organic, natural ornaments. I also like the toile panels that framed the tree that year. This photo is making a strong argument for putting the tree in that bay window again next year.
In 2014, we broke away from the themed ornaments and started incorporating more color and sentimental ornaments. I topped the tree with vintage arrows and draped chenille garland that made an appearance again on this year’s tree.
And then there’s 2015. This year the tree is less themed than it has been in the past. I kept with the light colors we’ve been incorporating in our space as we’ve been updating it. I used cotton stems as an ornament. I like the softness, yet fullness that it adds. This year, more is more for sure.
Trees aside, what’s Christmas without a pink flamingo holiday sweater, candlelight, a chubby beagle and an awkward photo? Yes, more is certainly more. More ornaments. More lights. More silly photos. And more time with family and friends.
Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
We hope you enjoy this magical season.