Our Family Christmas Tree

When I first photographed our home decorated for Christmas, you may have noticed one thing was a little bit off.

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There were very few ornaments on our tree.

Well, the reason being was hubby was out of town and we were not going to decorate our tree without him.

So me and my girls put up a few and then we waited until he returned home.

And now she is all decorated.

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She is filled with all of the decorations my kids have made over the years, and treasures from places we have traveled.

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And treasures my husband has brought back from his travels.

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And new treasures found this year.

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And speaking of new treasures found this year, check out this fabulous guy…

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He is from the Cherry Valley Tinsel Company and he made this amazing machine that makes these fabulous Tin-cicles that are adding an extra bit of sparkle to my tree this year.

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We met him in Sharon Springs, NY when Hubby and I snuck away for a night.  Of course I could not tell you about meeting the Tin Man, without sharing this picture too.

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Yup that is Brent, one half of the Amazing Race winning Beekman Boys.  I also bought their book and he signed it for me.

Sweet little town, crazy amounts of style packed into to one little town.

If you would like to see any of other trees from this year, the links are below:

Toolbox Tree

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Black and White Boxwood Tree

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Joy to the World Tree

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Galvanized Tub Tree

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Thanks so much for reading!

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About Finding Home

My name is Laura and I have been running a small interior decorating business since 2004. I have always had a love for decorating but I never fully realized it until about 10 years ago. I live in New York with my husband and two daughters. They support me and encourage me at every turn. I have always loved the “hunt” for the next treasure, especially when you have to get down and dirty to discover it. I feel like it is time to start taking my business in a new direction. I am not sure exactly what that will be, but this blog is about that journey. About finding a sense of home, a place where we belong and can most be ourselves. Thank you for being part of my journey.

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  1. Your tree looks gorgeous!

  2. So charming…my favorite is the boxwood tree! (and the quote from It’s a Wonderful Life) I see you use lots of boxwood in decorating, do they stay fresh when you put the cuttings in pitchers and vases? Or do you change them out often?

  3. Your tree is so pretty. I love the ornament you found this year with the bottle brush tree. it’s so adorable.

  4. Your place looks so charming and festive!

  5. Your tree is beautiful! I love how you decorated this year, definitely gives me some ideas for next year! I was so surprised to hear you mention Sharon Springs and Cherry Valley, they are only about 45minutes to an hour from my house. :)

  6. I am speechless. Each tree is more fabu than the next! Too creative. Glad I found you thru Funky Junk.
    denise

  7. Gorgeous tree, Laura! :)

  8. All your trees are simply stunning! And I’m still staring at a blank tree with lights only … between business commitments and homework and concert rehearsals, we haven’t been able to carve out family time this week!

    :) Linda

  9. When I found your blog last week and read your story, I felt like we have a lot in common. So, today, when this post landed in my email box I giggled a little because your post title today is exactly the same as mine that I posted earlier this week (http://lilacsandlonghorns.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-family-christmas-tree.html). I don’t normally leave links to my blog, but I thought you woud get a kick out of it! I LOVE a memory-filled tree and mine is filled with home-made ornaments and past memories, too — not that unusual, but in blogland, it seems like they’re not so much.

    I envy the fact that your tree is real, though. Living in Texas and having a 20-foot ceiling it just seems more practical to have an artificial tree, though I totally miss the look and the fresh smell of real (I grew up in Minnesota where we cut our own tree every year) Your home and your tree are beautiful. Enjoy the holidays! :).

  10. you really outdid yourself on these trees…i LOVE the Joy to the World tree…really love
    it is so bright and colorful and the white tree just makes it.
    xo

  11. I love all your trees! Especially your family tree with all the homemade ornaments! Have a Happy Holidays!
    Leslie

  12. Oh I just LOVE your tree! I like that you decorated it with sentimental ornaments too. You are so sweet to wait on your husband like that and make it a family affair. I’m so bad and just do it all myself (except for the lights). LOL! Your home is so charming. I love all the country touches around it. I like a casual family home and yours is just that! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me too.

  13. I love all your decorations. The shadowbox ornament is really cute as are the twisted tin icicle ornaments.

    XO

  14. Hi Laura – Your tree is just beautiful and how wonderful that you waited for all of your family to be together to decorate it. A great tradition. Also, your Toolbox Tree and Galvanized Tub Tree are SO unique, I love them! You have such a talent. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment. I appreciate it so much. Take care! :)

  15. Laura…your tree is so beautiful…just like your other ones throughout the house…i love the sentimental ornament with the picture…it stole my heart!…..Cool pic with the Brent…and p.s. You look fantastic in hats!!!

  16. Laura!
    We always do a family tree too – and have the same Disney ornament! Every year, I give my girls new ornaments to hang on the tree, mark the date and plan to give them their collection when they move (hopefully never)!!

    Glad you had fun in Sharon Springs – it’s about 3 hours from my house. Maybe next year!
    Kelly

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