Christmas Tree Link Party

Hi all!  Welcome to our Holiday Cheer link party- Christmas Tree edition!  Our tree is strung with red wooden garland, white lights, and an array of red, pink, aqua, and green ornaments.  This is a bit of a departure for me, but I like how it turned out.

My favorite ornament this year is from Crate & Barrel- the colors and shape are so pretty!

Having no proper mantle, I hung our stockings on the iron scroll on our stairs and you can see our tree in the background.  Of course, the “love” one is mine, and “joy” belongs to James. I’ve been looking for a Mickey or Elmo or a more toddler-like stocking for him, but haven’t found one yet. 

It’s nice how our leaning mirror reflects the tree when you enter our home. 
This adorable fabric wreath is a new find from Lowe’s.  Don’t overlook the hardware stores for holiday decor, they have some great stuff!
And over the weekend, I attempted some Christmas tree Bokeh!  I’ll share with you tomorrow how I took these photos and got the bokeh behind the stockings also. 

This year, we bought a 3 foot real tree for our son’s room.  The tree is cute, but loses more and more needles by the day.  By Christmas, I anticipate we’ll have just the trunk! We strung the pom pom garland we made, and he put most of the ornaments on by himself.

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I love how little kids cluster all the ornaments together.  I left them that way since it’s his tree and it makes me smile every time I see it.

                       Our 2010 Christmas Tree                                        Our 2011 Christmas Tree
Now it’s your turn!  Show us your Christmas trees here and please grab a button!  


  1. December 11, 2012 / 12:10 pm

    What a lovely tree you have! Love the color combo. And I think it is so sweet that you did not attempt to 'improve' your son's tree. You are right it is his tree and if he likes his ornaments all in one place, so be it.

    Have a wonderful Christmas time! Thanks for hosting the party.

  2. December 11, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    Your tree is gorgeous, Megan, and the reflection in the mirror is too perfect! James decorating his tree and 'helping' with the pom-poms are adorable!
    Thanks so much for hosting for all of us!

  3. December 11, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Hi Megan. I read both of your blogs every day and just linked my Christmas Tree post to the party. However, what does it mean to "grab a button"? Thanks!

    • December 11, 2012 / 3:35 pm

      You can copy the image that contains our holiday link party announcement and put it on your blog post when you link your Christmas tree. Thanks for linking up! So many beautiful trees!

  4. December 11, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting! I love your tree its so pretty and how cute your little one has his own too … lets hope it lasts until Xmas Day 🙂

  5. December 11, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    Beautiful tree, Megan! Thanks so much for hosting! I can't wait to check out all the trees!

  6. December 11, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    oh loving the aqua ornaments! Fun way to change it up esp for the kids! xo

  7. December 11, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    Love the photography! Your tree is gorg! And those stockings are so stinkin' cute 🙂

  8. December 11, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Thank you guys for the sweet comments! I can't wait to go through all the links! Thanks for linking up!

  9. December 11, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    I love that you hang your stockings on the stairs! We do that too even though we do have a mantle. Thanks for hosting!

    ~Anneke at This, That & Life

  10. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    December 11, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    So pretty, M!! And your photography is crazy good…can't wait to learn how to do it. I 'think' I have a 50mm lens under the tree. 😉 And the door behind your tree is gorgeous!!!

    As for the baby tree…are you watering it? That should help the shedding. Oh, and we LOVED your christmas card! J said it looked like James was doing the robot (our fave family dance), and he proceeded to make your card dance to his own soundtrack. 🙂 It was pretty funny…James is a good dancer.

  11. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    December 11, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Your tree looks so beautiful! I haven't' had a chance to photograph mine yet- today hopefully – fingers crossed 😉 Then I can link up tomorrow!

    • December 11, 2012 / 3:35 pm

      Great Carmel- can't wait to see yours!

  12. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    December 11, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    Megan, it's so pretty. I love the stockings, too. So so festive and fun. I wish I could just pop over to see it. Your photos are beautiful, too. Thanks for hosting.

  13. Michaela
    December 11, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    Love the pretty colors. The reflection in the mirror is lovely!

  14. Kim @ NewlyWoodwards
    December 11, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    Wow! Your tree and home are lovely. I am sort of obsessed with your staircase and all those twinkle lights are so pretty. Thanks so much for hosting. Can't wait to check out some other trees!

  15. Michelle @ Ten June
    December 11, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    That shot of the tree in your mirror looks like it's out of a magazine! Beautiful! And I love little James's tree… what a fun memory for him : )

  16. Colleen
    December 11, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    simply beautiful Megan!

  17. December 12, 2012 / 2:08 am

    Your tree is really cute and pretty, I also love that your son has his own tree! Thank you for hosting!

  18. Allison
    December 11, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Your tree is beautiful and James did an adorable job decorating his little tree. So cute. Your home is lovely Megan. I was in Target yesterday and they had a couple fun Elmo stockings in case you still wanted one.

  19. December 12, 2012 / 4:21 am

    Beautiful tree! Looking forward to hearing how you did the bokeh, as I finally figured out how to do it myself !

  20. December 12, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    I love how bright it is this year! The blues are super fun.
    Great bokeh pics today as well.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  21. December 12, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    I love your tree and your sons tree! You are very brave to put a real one in his room. I opted for the fake one in my boys room! Thank you so much for hosting!

  22. Richella Parham
    December 13, 2012 / 3:25 am

    Hi Megan! I'm so glad to finally be here!! I had hoped to post about my tree earlier in the week, but it just didn't happen. Still, better late than never, I hope! Thanks so much for hosting a lovely party.

    I LOVE a Christmas tree nestled by a staircase, so I think your tree is just stunning. 🙂

  23. December 14, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Gorgeous tree, decorations & house! Thank you for hosting this link party!

  24. December 14, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Gorgeous tree, decorations & house! Thank you for hosting this link party!

  25. December 16, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    Where did you get your stockings? Love them!

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