Friday, December 2, 2011

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Mahalo wanted to help decorate the tree by eating ornaments...

The tree is aglow!

Last night, the tree was adorned. This is my favorite part of Christmas decorating. Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey serenaded us from their Christmas albums as we hung ornaments and sipped on spiked Egg Nog.

It's not quite the "glitter-gold" tree I saw in the Pottery Barn catalog, but I sure made a good effort and I love that it glows as brightly as I wanted when purchasing all those iridescent glass ornaments. And I couldn't go without keeping some personal ornaments on there.

Yes, that is an Elvis ornament hanging on the lower left of the tree. There are three to be exact, one that plays "I'll Be Home for Christmas," my favorite Elvis Christmas song. (Ok, ok. They are ALL my "favorite.") 

The final touch is always placing the angel atop the tree, the same tree-topper I used to see on my family's tree each year while growing up. I loved her so much, my mom saved her and gifted her to me a few years back. The tree wouldn't be Christmas without her.

How do you like to decorate your tree? Do you have a real tree or an imitation one? What is one thing your tree can't be without?

And I found a lovely poem by Robert Frost for this occasion: Christmas Trees.

Happy decorating!


  1. I like your canine assistant there! I've got some musical ornaments, too. Brass notes that bring a feeling of a little jingle to the tree, giving it a little Fa-la-la-la-la :)

  2. Hi, Andrea, what a beautiful tree! We haven't gotten ours up yet. We have an artificial. It's pretty old and we talked today about this maybe being its last year. Kind of sad about that, but the poor thing is falling to pieces. Right now we have no decorating theme...just all kinds of memories in ornaments. but you are inspiring me to maybe try this theme one day!

  3. your tree looks great and your pup is darn good looking! Our tree looks very similiar.

  4. Joanne, thank you! He's enamored with the tree. Brass notes sound pretty!

    Laura, we bought this tree last year after Christmas at the most wonderful price. Ornaments carrying memories are the best. This is the first year I've tried the theme and it was hard to let go of all the old ornaments, but so far, I'm really enjoying it. Have fun decorating!

    Thanks, Sheila!

    Wishing all of you joy this Christmas season!

  5. Beautiful!! Just like you!! We do a theme every year. This year our colors are red, silver, and black! It came out very nice!

  6. Thanks, Kia! ;) I'd love to see a photo of your tree!