My Christmas decorating changed a lot this year due to new furniture layouts in the living and dining rooms. Also, I didn’t have a desire to pull out as much stuff this year. We put up the tree and changed the foyer and dining room decor over from Fall decor to Christmas digs. Bradley made a time lapse of us putting up the tree again this year:
Because I put the fish tank away, we had room for the tree in the living room this year. That is wonderful for two reasons: 1. we don’t have to cram the tree into the corner of the dining room, making it difficult to have people over for dinner and 2. we get to enjoy the tree as we spend more time in the living room than in the dining room.
We have a few new ornaments this year from trips we took together. Click here to see last year’s post with a complete list of sentimental ornaments.
1. A keychain-turned-ornament from Las Vegas (April 2010)
2. A brass ornament from our Boston trip (July 2010)
3. A hand-painted lizard from Mexico, which we named Azul (October 2010)
4. The last is a ‘make up’ ornament. In May of 2005, while visiting my best friend in NYC, Bradley surprised me at Tavern on the Green with a proposal of marriage. I of course said yes, but the restaurant closed its doors forever last year, so we will never have a chance to go back. I found this ornament on ebay to commemorate our experience there.
I am linking to the Christmas Tree Party at Thrifty Decor Chick.