Holiday Open House- Week 3, Show Me Your Tree!

O, Christmas Tree! O, Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can’st give me;
How often has the Christmas tree
Afforded me the greatest glee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can’st give me.

Welcome to Week 3 of the Holiday Open House!

holiday open house button

It’s time to show off those fabulous Christmas trees!
If you have more than one tree, then show them all off!

I can’t wait to see them!

I have showed you glimpses of mine but would you like to take a closer look?
I’ll show you some of my favorite ornaments and the other things that adorn our tree.

Here is a view of our whole tree.
I have a red tree skirt under it. I think it is Martha Stewart.

Here is my tree topper.
I’m totally drawing a blank on the name of this thing. It is normally just a table top decoration but there is the perfect sized hole on the bottom of it to slip onto the top of my tree.

I wrapped the tree in two different Silver ribbons. The first is this ribbon that I have had for a few years now and it is Martha Stewart. Love the silver, glittery swirls.

The next ribbon is this shiny dot ribbon. It really bounces the light around and off the tree.

I made these Tree picks this year and they add a little dimension to the tree.
Tutorial coming up for these!

On to the ornaments:

This is Travis’ hand blown ornament.
It is blue and orange but the blue pretty much overtook the orange.

And here is my hand blown ornament. I choose yellow and a light blue.

My little Noel Santa was a gift from my Aunt when I was younger. She would give my sister and I an ornament every year with our gift.

Every year, my mom buys my sister and I an ornament and vice versa.
This is the ornament I got from her in 2008. I love the unique little trees. There is a single tree on the back of it as well.

I’m a big glass, glittery ornament girl (I’m sure you’re not surprised). I just love the simplicity of this white ornament with the snowflakes on it.

This was the ornament from my mom last year.
It actually came from Cracker Barrel Restaurant (they have awesome Christmas decor in their Country Store).

What’s a tree without a Santa on it?!
This was a gift from my aunt growing up and he is still one of my favorites.

Chartreuse egg shaped ornament.

I love the shape of this and how simple it is!

I bought this one for myself this year from Hobby Lobby.

My sister actually gave me this hand blown ornament a couple years ago.

My mom gave me this ornament the year Travis and I got married.
We got married in January and one of our wedding colors was Chartreuse so she thought it worked well for our wedding ornament without literally being a “First Married Christmas” ornament.

I bought this one for myself last year also at Cracker Barrel Restaurant.
Perfect saying for the season!

Holly ornament.

Fun red and green glittery ornament.

Light blue snowflake teardrop ornament.

Most of my ornaments are light colors or red but I fell in love with this pink polka dot ornament and had to have it.

Glittery ornament was a gift from a friend in high school.

Another simple yet elegant ornament.

I bought this one this year as well at Hobby Lobby. I love the mirrored look of it.

Festive polka dot ornament.

I love this ornament as well since it is different from all the rest.
I also got this one from a friend in high school.

White teardrop snowflake ornament.

Another Santa ornament that was a gift from my aunt growing up.

I love the dark gray color of this one.

Simple, white ornament.

Love the glow of the tree at night!

So that’s my tree!
I can’t wait to see yours now.

Just a reminder that next week is the Last Holiday Open House and it is your Outdoor decor!


1.) Link up to your specific post not your blog in general. (I will have to delete any that do not follow the criteria.)
2.) Please ONLY link up your Holiday Decorations. This is not a normal linky party sharing recipes, crafts, etc.
3.) It would be fabulous if you add my Holiday Open House button on your blog somewhere so others can join in on the fun!
4.) Link back to this post somewhere on your blog or at the end of your post.
5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!! Visit and tour some of the other links and leave a comment.

Linking up to some of these parties.
It’s So Very Cheri- Ornament Party
Thrifty Decor Chick- Christmas Tree Party
Coastal Charm- Open House
Flamingo Toes- Ornament Party

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  • cleverlyinspired
    December 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I love the Christmas header on the blog! Super cute!

  • Lesley
    December 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    love this! Gorgeous tree!

  • Michelle L.
    December 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    The tree picks are the coolest thing! Love them!

  • Shellbelle
    December 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I came to you via Linda of Coastal Charm's Party. Your tree is beautiful, but the best part is that each ornament has a special meaning for you. I've done the same thing for many years and it makes decorating for the holidays even more fun and meaningful.

    I read that you're an Army wife, so I'd like to give a special Christmas thanks to you and your hubby for all you do to serve and protect our country. My nephew just came home from Iraq last week, just in time to share his son's first Christmas with him.

    Bless our troops!

  • Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm
    December 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Hi there, I am a new follower, joined the Holiday Open House week 3 show me your tree party, and would like to say thank you for hosting it. Thanks!

  • Shelly
    December 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Great close-up shots of your ornaments! Beautiful tree! Thanks for hosting.:)

    December 18, 2010 at 6:01 am

    your tree looks great the glass ornaments are beautiful

  • Anonymous
    December 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Your ornaments are so cute, love all the polka dot ones. How did I miss those cute ornaments at Cracker Barrel last year??? I am linking up to your tree post. Merry Christmas!

  • Its So Very Cheri
    December 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I love your ornaments, the oblong one is so unique, I love the one your Mom got you last year too. I love the tree topper–eveything is so pretty.