Our modest little table top tree, loaded with entirely too many ornaments — just the way hubby wanted it. Believe it or not, he didn’t even put all we had on the tannenbaum. There’s still a bin and a half full.
That’s what happens when ya downsize. We went from a 7 footer to this cute little 4 foot prelit easy to set up wonderful faux tannenbaum. Yes, the scent of fresh is wonderful, but hacking down a tree and lugging it inside isn’t really our style.
The mish-mash of ornaments may not be oh-so-chic, but we love them all, especially our dated ones.
Hubby started it in 1992, our first Christmas together, with this precious little heart ornament. We’ve been getting a dated ornament every year since.
We started with simple (inexpensive) ones while still in college …
… then graduated to lovely ones like this cloisonne. Cloisonne was our choice for a number of years.
This hand painted winter scene on a spoon is one of my favorites. We picked it up at an arts & crafts fair in Winter Park one year. Wish I knew the artist’s name to post it, but I don’t. It wasn’t dated, so I Sharpie’d it on the back.
This ugliest ornament ever is my husband’s favorite. It’s the buffalo mascot for our Alma mater, the University of Colorado. It’s not one our annual dated ones — just one that caught my baby’s eye. Unfortunately, it’s made from some indestructible plastic resin — so it’ll never have “an accident”. Sigh. Marriage is compromise, isn’t it?