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.

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!  

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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 : )

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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. 🙂

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