Tuesday, December 15, 2009

naked no more




Hooray... our tree is naked no more! Here he is in all his glory. Every year we go against the color-coordinated Martha-inspired designer-looking trees and opt for the old school, mismatched, "let's try to fit every ornament and bauble we have onto one tree" methodology. After inheriting so many of them from our parents and grandparents... the odd ornament combo (some from the 60s/70s/80s), mixed in with some handmade ones thrown into the mix seem to work. Ok... so some of the ornaments are worse for wear.. the glitter is slowly coming off, or I have had to redraw some on some of the eyes for some of the characters, but we love it, and I think the tree really loves it too.

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23 comments:

Renee[Q][C] said...

haha we do the same thing @ my house!

M.M.E. said...

Trees are supposed to match. Last year my family even put up one string of white lights and one string of color lights because the Grinch had stolen our other lights away, leaving us with only one of each. It looked very unusual but I think the tree enjoyed it. Your tree looks adorable.

MAB Jewelry said...

So pretty. I love the lively mixture of ornaments kind of tree. Theme trees are for department stores!
Happy holidays.

The Stapelia Company said...

Aww, your tree is beautiful. Is that an A&W Rootbeer bear on there?! Love it. :)

daisyfleur said...

Lovely tree! We adore mismatched ornaments in our house and I have some passed down to me from my mum & Grandma & Great Grandma on my tree ;o)

SleightGirl said...

I hate matchy matchy trees...I love Christmas trees that show off the personality of the decorators...Our's is a little bit too matchy right now, but it's our first, so we haven't collected enough stuff yet to make it good.

Rebecca said...

I LOVE your tree! Ours is the same here too! HURRAY for mismatched trees;)

RosyRevolver said...

I LOVE it! It's so happy and takes me right back to being a kid. It's the best kind of tree!!!

Stacey said...

We decorate our tree in much the same way, it is soooo beautiful with all the mementos from years past...what a lovely tree you have. :)

T @ Poppy Place said...

I'm with you (you will see soon :) We mix and match too! I think it is so exciting to remember the history in the ornament and how it relates to family :) Lovely colourful tree, regards, T. :)

Kristin said...

We're old school too! Scads of memory ornaments. Yours looks fab!

Burning Moon said...

Great looking tree! I think a lot of people do odds & ends for their Trees I know I did with a lot of ornaments I got from my mom when I moved into my own home.

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Tara said...

The best kind of tree! Love the vintage ornaments.

CAPow said...

cute!!

TMCPhoto said...

I have that same Santa and a red frocked angel with gold foil wings to match also inherited from my Mom plus 30+ mismatched ornaments that were given to us each year while we were growing up.

Your tree is beautiful

Jen at Simply Inviting Cards on Etsy said...

The little odds and ends like that give a tree character! Ours is all decked out in red, blue, and gold with a couple of miniature French horns, a Darth Vader ornament, and a Bluetick Coonhound ornament.

audreyscountrycrafts said...

I'm totally with you on the miss-matched tree! We have ornaments that have been collected over the last 20 years, some the boys made when they were little :)
Matching decorations is over rated.

love_again said...

The deer and panda decorations are soo cute! You have me feeling all festive now!

ChallenCharms said...

Nice tree. It's a lot taller than mine and looks very decorative. I posted my tree on my blog yesterday.

Patrizia said...

Oh I love it. I prefer an old fashioned decorated tree too.

Nina said...

Sweet tree!

Fern said...

Lovely :)

Nicole Bergman said...

Love the A&W Rootbeer bear... we used to have tons of those kicking around, but I'm not sure where they've gone to! Your tree looks beautiful and full. Mine looks very "charlie brown" in comparison :)