Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Christmas Tour Continues

The tour continues today and I am moving into our center hallway. 

One of my favorite pieces of furniture is my yellow painted desk. 
I usually decorate this desk with my Dee Foust snow people, like here.
This year, I wanted to switch things up though.

 I sent out a distress text to my husband while he was shopping at Walmart... 

"Are there any fake Christmas trees there, maybe 3 feet high or so?" 

 Believe me, this was a dangerous text.
 I have waaaaay too much Christmas stuff already 
and he makes me know it every chance he gets. 
This was a real risky move on my part.

Believe it or not, he responded with little fuss
and he came home with a little tree, 
which was exactly what I was looking for. 

Up into the attic I went,
digging through my old boxes of unused Christmas goodies.
I found the box holding all my pretty glass bulbs.

Then I had a grand time decorating this little tree:

It's so colorful, I love it!

 Now if you would please follow me up the stairs behind this tree...

Do you see them yet?

There they are!
A couple of silly elves!

Yep, they're up to no good, I can tell.

This tree is upstairs in the hallway.

Both of my kids bedrooms are up here,
so it was only fitting to give them a tree of their own.
It's filled with all the ornaments they've collected over the years,
from their first Christmas ornaments to those from recent years.
(I'm just noticing I need to fix those lights on the bottom.
I hate that the cord is so obtrusive.)

Where else can you find Chewbaca, Phineas & Ferb, 
and the Hunger Games Mockingjay, 
living happily together like this?

Once again, I thank you for visiting me today.
I have a few more things to show you,
then the tour will be complete.

Have a Holly Jolly kind of day!


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  1. Lovely! How great that you have a tree for your children too. I have too many decorations apparently as well, so you are not alone! xx

  2. Gina, I love that your home is full of whimsy - it made me smile, just like your writing does. Love that Santa tree topper!! Merry Christmas, young friend!!

  3. You need to give the guy points ;) he could have brought a miserable that size tree. But he went and brought a winner. Turned lovely and so easy and unobtrusive in that space.
    Love it!
    And the kids tree is too lovely and fun to even comment on it.
    You're The Best Mom!
    Happy Holidays Gina!

  4. Cute trees!
    The little one, is so fun and vibrant, and I think that the kids tree is awesome!


  5. Gina, I love your little tree. I also love the fact you gave your children a tree of their own with kid like ornaments.
    Your home is beautiful!

  6. Okay so my husband would have brought me a tree but not sure it would have.been the size I asked for.:) what a sweetheart... He know you love this holiday!

  7. I love the stairwell and to have 2 more fun trees is awesome! It is fun for the kids to see all their ornaments and things that they remember from their childhood! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Forgot to add... so I had to reurn and will once again say "I'm not a robot" ahahah... I love the ree skirt of your first Christmas Tree. Precious Fabric. Joyful vibes all around.

  9. Hello and Merry Christmas G! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!! Off to see more of the house :) Shan

  10. Oh, Gina! I just love your little tree. Now, can you really have too much Christmasing things! :) I think not. Your little sneaky elves are so cute. Love your children's tree and the fun decorations!
    Thanks for popping in to see me - always!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  11. What a fun tour up your steps, Gina. I don't remember ever going up your steps before. Love the kids' tree. My kids always had their own tree, too. AND I love your naughty elves. Everyone needs at least ONE naughty elf in the family....and you have two! xo Diana

  12. Beautiful, Gina! Love the tree topper and the tree for your kids is precious! Merry Christmas!

  13. You have such a fun and festive home, Gina, with little peeks of Christmas around every corner!


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