Thursday, December 12, 2013


I know many people have a theme with their tree. Do you? We don't. I just like classic ornaments. Classic toys, or classic as in pretty.

Years ago Mica loved peacocks. I know it's an odd animal for a little boy to love, but he liked their beauty. You wouldn't want them to live by your own home. They eat whatever. They're a scavenger bird really. His eyes lit up when we went to the zoo to see them. He argued with a farmer in preschool that there were in fact peacocks on the farm. Daddy said, "He's right there are peacocks on some farms." Daddy had a neighbor growing up that had peacocks, and other farm animals. I got Mica a Folkmanis Peacock Puppet. It still sits on his bed. I took him loving peacocks as a sign to get peacock inspired ornaments for our tree.

The ornament to the left was made by a friend of ours last year. She didn't know I love the peacock ornaments.

I have a handful of these Russian looking ornaments to. They look like dreidel tops to me. A classic toy.

A lot of people told me I'd never be able to have a pretty tree with having kids. They told me that kids and glass do not mesh. You have to get fun ornaments when you have kids. Knock on wood, only 1 or 2 ornaments have broken. None of them were my favorites. I've had more hangers fall off ornaments than kids breaking them.

Here's an all glass ornament.

We have some fun ornaments to. Most of them are classic toys. Both boys have a yellow submarine.

My Mom loves Hallmark, so we have some Hallmark ornaments.

If you celebrate Christmas, what is one of your favorite ornaments? How do you decorate your tree?


Masshole Mommy said...

I love your ornaments! OUr tree is a mix of Baby's First type things, things the boys have made and things I've picked up along the way. It's definitely an eclectic mix. I also make it a point to get an ornament every time we travel, so I have lots of ornaments from various places we've been. They bring back fun memories.

~ Noelle said...

We luckily have 2 trees now that we have a house... I am SO EXCITED about that! The one tree is travel ornaments and just random ones from all my years... the other tree is everything to do with the boys... photo ornaments of them, uga/lsu ornaments and of course, the ones broxton has made :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Our tree is a mish mash of everything. Handmade ornaments, the ones we pick up from our travels, Hallmark, ECG. I saw a peacock ornament at pier one a few month ago that I loved, so I bought it. It's the line bird on the tree.

Ai Sakura said...

The peacock-inspired ornaments are so pretty!! We don't have any themes for our trees.. just use the classic baubles/ lights year after year and maybe add a few new ones we spot that year in the stores ;p

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

mail4rosey said...

You've got a see n say ornament, how cute!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love those! We have a lot of silver ornaments my mother in law has given us over the years, mostly Lenox and Wedgewood. We have all sorts of colors on the tree, some kid crafts, some of my husband's childhood ornaments. Lily loves to decorate it!

Veronica Lee said...

Those peacock ones are very pretty, A! Mica has great taste!


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