Our tree is trimmed! I'm doing a little fist punch in the air right now.
It might not be traditional, but we love it. We decided that we didn't want to run out and buy a bunch of ornaments just to fill the spaces, so we've been slowly collecting a motley mix. It's perfect for us. We have ornaments from trips we've taken and some that were gifts and the rest are handmade.
The simplest are just prints (from some of our original linocuts) that I backed on colored cardstock and cut out.
There are some laser cut robots (having access to a laser cutter is incredible - it is literally the only thing I miss about Dustin being in architecture school).
And of course, the luchadores from last year peek out from all over the tree.
Your tree is very original and beautiful! It is great to be unconventional!!ReplyDelete
The mish-mash approach is always best :)ReplyDelete
very sweet. I like how you mix the tree with things that you both make and love. xoReplyDelete
your ornaments are amazing. and i love how you just gradually collect special ornaments instead of buying a twenty pack of matching ones. ornaments should have some sort of personal/sentimental meaning!ReplyDelete
I agree with the above posters. Growing up, our tree never 'matched'. A great Christmas tree is like a charm bracelet, and as you peruse the ornaments, they should bring back memories of Christmases past.ReplyDelete
what a fun tree! it's far more imaginative than mine that's simply filled with anything that's silver or white.ReplyDelete
that is what makes the tree special to me - any decorator could run to the store (if they had funds) and do whatever, but a tree developed over the years has true 'heart'ReplyDelete
I've been waiting to see what a "Rachel" Christmas Tree looks like :) I love it!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful....My tree is alot like yours in that the ornaments are from all over and evoke special memories! Have an awesome day! :)ReplyDelete
i love the fig ornament, it's very classic and simple. decorating for christmas makes me so happy!ReplyDelete
I love this tree and I really miss having access to a lazor cutter!ReplyDelete
I love it! Ours is the same way. We pick out a set of two together each yearReplyDelete
so cute! I just love your blog!ReplyDelete
Luchador? That is one rad Christmas tree.ReplyDelete
very cool! I am a big fan of the robot ornament and now desperately want one for my tree...ReplyDelete
Motley mixes of ornaments gradually acquired are one of my favorite things about christmas. It's like an artful, whimsical little personal history. I love that you shared yours here.ReplyDelete
Such a magical tree! So pretty! I love the double decker bus!ReplyDelete
Oh! My little boy would love a robot ornament :) Maybe next year we'll make some!ReplyDelete
collecting ornaments over the years means that each one will have meaning and a story. love the robotsReplyDelete
I lub your fig.ReplyDelete
Ah so jealous - We don't have our tree yet.ReplyDelete
It's so creative and unique. Having this Christmas tree without spending much is cool and very nice idea.ReplyDelete