Merry Christmas! Ornament Show & Tell

You may already know that we are eagerly anticipating Christmas in my home if you read the post Why I Believe in Santa Claus. When my friend Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife suggested an Ornament Show & Tell, I eagerly jumped at the chance to take pictures of our tree and stroll down memory lane. You can see the rest of the ornament show & tell from other bloggers by clicking the photo below.
Christmas Ornament Show & Tell with Musings of a Housewife
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We’re celebrating back-t0-back Baby’s First Christmases in this house and I am overwhelmed with joy this season. This summer, we purchased a new home and my husband has worked feverishly to complete all the updates on our fixer-upper in time to host his family for the celebration. They are arriving today and tomorrow from Kansas and Seattle. We can’t wait to welcome them into our home! I’ve been ‘working’ with Hannah to learn how to say Merry Christmas by reciting the phrase each time we pass the tree, but she has yet to attempt it. I have faith that she will catch on soon since she seems as enthusiastic about the season as we are. I can hardly keep her away from the tree and, luckily, we’ve only lost 2 ornaments to the clamoring hands of TODZILLA.

This authentic Douglas Fir fills our foyer with the spirit of the season.

This authentic Douglas Fir fills our foyer with the spirit of the season.

Zac and I shared our first Christmas together in 2008. Our tree occupied most of the living room of our small apartment and we decked it with classic gold and red ornaments. Since that year, our family has furnished a delightful collection of ornaments to showcase along with a few of our favorites.

After the jump, I’m taking you between the boughs for a sneak peak at the ornaments I reach for first in the storage boxes. Plus, I’ve shared our Christmas e-card.

Merry Christmas friends and family!

These personalized mice are nestled next to Hannah's first Christmas ornament.

These personalized mice are nestled next to Hannah’s first Christmas ornament.

 

This ornament is a helpful reminder for Zac of the year we got married.

This ornament is a helpful reminder for Zac of the year we got married. It’s next to his favorite Nutcracker.

 

The souvenir pickin's were slim on our honeymoon, but this ornament takes me right back to the sandy beaches.

The souvenir pickins were slim on our honeymoon, but this ornament takes me right back to the sandy beaches.

 

My Mother-in-law Hand painted this ornament. Now it's a thoughtful reminder of our snow-loving German Shepherd, Brutus.

My Mother-in-law Hand painted this ornament. Now it’s a thoughtful reminder of our snow-loving German Shepherd, Brutus.

 

This is so true for me right now. I'm stock-piling in anticipation of my sewing desk that will one day hold all my goodies.

This is so true for me right now. I’m stock-piling in anticipation of my sewing desk that will one day hold all my goodies.

 

This ornament perfectly captures the spirit of Hannah's first Christmas. We welcomed our puppy, Baja, on Christmas eve and she quickly doted on him as this eskimo does to her seal.

This ornament perfectly captures the spirit of Hannah’s first Christmas. We welcomed our puppy, Baja, on Christmas eve and she quickly doted on him as this eskimo does to her seal.

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and yours from your friends at Eco Incognito.

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6 comments on “Merry Christmas! Ornament Show & Tell

  1. really cute, that last one reminds me of a collection of super delicate ornaments from my g. I’m so scared to hang them but they aren’t being appreciated sitting in a box

  2. great tree! full of memories and love all the ornaments. thanks for sharing your special tree

  3. Heather M says:

    Such a lovely tree. Have fun celebrating all the firsts and time with family.

  4. Lauryn says:

    I LOVE your sewing ornament. I too am a huge stockpiler of fabric…we will have time one day, right???

  5. […] of Christmas. We love decking the tree with our favorite ornaments, which you can read about in my Ornament Show & Tell. The first step to successfully recycling your Christmas tree is to remove all the lights and […]

  6. What a beautiful tree!!! I missed having a real tree this year, but it just wasn’t happening for us. 🙂 Thanks for giving us a peek into your home!

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