Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's a Christmas tree par-tay!

Whew, what a weekend! A Disney show, two holiday parties plus a birthday party for a two-year-old that was a hit. Do any of you have children born in December? It's tough...wouldn't change it for the world, but talk about adding one more thing to your list this time of year! Although with each year, I enjoy having the party this time of year more and more.

I know I'm not the only one in blogland hosting a Christmas tree party, but the more the merrier, right? I couldn't resist! So share your tree(s), your ornaments, your themes, whatever!

I have a total of five trees in our house. Before you have a conniption, the extra four aren't nearly as big as the Tree of 08 That Tumbled (I gave it a name) but they are still fun. One is an itty bitty tree in our son's room, another is a kid's tree upstairs for the kid ornaments, one is another itty bitty tree in the kitchen, and the last is our family room tree.

It's my silver and white tree and houses most of the ornaments that hold special memories for us:

These I got our first Christmas together: (Just say it, "Awwwww...")

This one is from the December we got married in New York City. Talk about magical. NYC in December...sigh...

Plus all the pretties. I love every every single ornament on this tree...

This tree is a "thrifty" one. Translation = I was too cheap to buy one tall enough years ago, so I have to prop it up on an ornament box. I cover it with a snow blanket and tulle and make it a little ballerina tree. :) This year, the day after Christmas, my first purchase will be a tall, skinny tree for this spot. I'm on the lookout...
Sooo, now show us your trees! I want to see all the ornaments, the colors, the lights, everything!! Remember -- click on the title of your post, then put that html code into Mr. Linky.

1. Julia @ Hooked on Houses
2. Mere @ These Are the Days
3. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home
4. Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land
5. Daily Mish Mash
6. We are THAT family
7. Amber.Filkins
8. Shannon@Silver Trappings
9. Angela (Cottage Magpie)
10. Gigi @ Lemonade House
11. Lisa @ Simply Blessed Bliss
12. Cyndi
13. Elizabeth
14. Christmas Home Decorations@Completely Coastal
16. Kelly's Korner
17. Holley@WindyCorner
18. Julie @ The Ice House
19. Angela @ Diapers & Stilettos
20. Jamie Lea
21. jennwa
22. Cali Girl 1
23. Cali Girl 2
24. Cali Girl 3
25. Cali Girl 4
26. The 4 Sullivans
27. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
28. Nicole @ The Graves' House
29. Jerri (Simply Sweet Home)
30. Lamp Tramp
31. Diane
32. One Beloved Sister
33. Natalie-FLHomeBlog
34. Kristen@PajamaMama
35. The Undomesticated Wife (part 1)
36. The Undomesticated Wife (part 2)
37. coco@ordinarymiracles
38. Cottage Industries
39. Historical Home
40. Carrie from Oikology101
41. Deb@ribbonwood
42. Lacy's Purple Christmas
43. HSingMama
44. Southernseven
45. Viva Law Vegas
46. ImNotYourAverageSoccerMom
47. Tidymom
48. Jill @ Live Laugh Blog
49. The Nester @ Nesting Place
50. Rachel@ I'm Telling...
52. Jamie {rose cottage}
53. Laura Bruen @ Shoot Scoop
54. A Little More Crazy Than Cool!
55. Liz@Violet Posy
56. Miss Priss
57. Gin, Good Morning World!
58. Brittany
59. Carrie in Colorado Springs
60. Em @ Bunch of Scrap
61. Kendra@My Insanity
62. Girly Stuff
63. Jennifer on the Front Porch (Tour of Decor)
64. VeryVeryCherry
65. Canyon Wren Cottage
66. Beca @ Ruby Lane
67. Junk Mammas
68. 7MSN Ranch, New Mexico
69. Meredith @Eisele Family News
70. Blueladybugpam
71. Tanya
72. Amber.Filkins
73. Satsuki - Christmas Apato Tour
74. Amber.Filkins--Home Tour
75. Robin
76. amanda@imperfectlybeautiful
77. Amanda @ Bibs & Cribs
78. Cupcake - - A wife of Asperger's
79. Cali Girl 6
80. Sarah @ A Beach Cottage
81. Calamity Anne
82. Vivian @ Repurposed
83. Mama Lou
84. Angela (Cottage Magpie) - Tour Part 2
85. Bella Casa
86. The Charm House Christmas Tour 2008
87. Charlotte
88. Tasia
89. Dana @ Just Passing Through
90. Melissa Miller
91. Judy@In His Grip
92. Melissa Burford
93. Tamara
94. A Cat in My Lap
95. Dorese
96. Kirsten of B&K
97. kerri
98. Vintagesquirrel

Oh, Oh! Go over to Julia's for more holiday fun this week!

Ohh...and Kimba is having party too!


  1. Oh, how fun that you're having a party, too! Why don't you add a link to my party on this post and I'll add a link to yours on mine. Then if people show up at your blog in days to come they won't have to search for your party post.

    (Did that make sense??)

    I'm amazed that you have 5 trees in your house. I barely managed to get my 2 decorated (one upstairs in the playroom for the kids, one in our family room). Love your colors. Everything looks beautiful!! -Julia :-)

  2. Your ornaments are beautiful!!! Thank you for hosting this party!

  3. Wow, I could barely get one tree up! Love yours!!!

  4. Your tree and decor are beautiful!

    So glad to join your party too!

  5. Glory me! Love your tree!

    Ok. Trees. But it didn't rhyme that way. :-)

    I linked up my Monday post and added your link to the list of parties I'll be swinging by. Woo hoo!


  6. All your ornaments are gorgeous, but my favorite is NYC ornament. It really is a magical place to visit during the holidays.

  7. When you said you had five trees up I was like "Dannnng!"

    But then I thought about it, and I have 7, lol. BUT three of them are not decorated. They just sit on top of my cabinets in the kitchen. They are still pretty though. Next year I will decorate them.

    The others are the one shown in our living room, one in the dining room, and one in each girls' room.

    I love Christmas!!

  8. Beautiful home... beautiful baby!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  9. Beautiful tree! I think a silver and white tree is the most elegant and stunning kind of Christmas tree.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  10. I love that sweet newborn baby face. What a special ornament! Also love the pearl hearts, intertwined forever. Aww, now I have a big lump in my throat.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Just found you via HookedonHouses, and I'm so glad I did! I love your blog and your style, and you just gotta know I LOVE thrifty decor!!! I'm adding you to my blogroll right now so I don't miss anything.
    Happy Holidays!
    ~Angela :-)

  12. Love your decorations. Simply Beautiful.

  13. Yup, I said Awww when I saw that ornament photo! Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Love your ornaments! Glad to know there are other people who like to have a bunch of trees!

    I gasped at your tree laying on the floor. Our real tree this year has been leaning several different directions so far. I'm holding my breath, just hoping it stays upright.

    Thanks for hosting this party!


  15. Your decorations are just lovely, Sarah! You should enter Tip Junkie's tree contest.

  16. What besutiful ornaments! So glad to be a part of this fun party!!
    We also have a fun giveaway in honor of women going on and more tomorrow!

    kari & kijsa

  17. Sarah, everything looks GORG!!! Ummmmm...5 trees? I will rename you super woman!

    p.s. You won my giveaway!!! YAH. E-mail me your mailing address so I can get your cute trees in the mail tomorrow!


  18. It's party time! Thanks for hosting this Open House. Your decorations are so pretty and I can't wait to see what everyone has done this year. Merry Christmas!

  19. I love that you have so many trees! I love putting trees outside (because the outside around my house doesn't seem to have them) and lighting them all up nice and perty at night. Fun, fun, FUN!

  20. Your home is just beautiful, thanks for having us. :-)

  21. Thanks for the wonderful Christmas tree party! Your trees are so elegant, love the ornaments. That's a lot of work but so much Christmasy spirit showing your your lovely home.

  22. I read your blog regularly and love it. Thanks for all the creative, thrifty ideas. Your home is beautiful. Merry Christmas! :)

    P.S. Couldn't figure out how to post your button on my blog? Is there a place to copy the code?

  23. Hi Sarah
    The ornaments are your tree are so beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  24. Wow, beautiful!

    I am in love with the off white ornament with the gold swirls.

    Adding my link, and your link, etc. :)

  25. I'm having a party too! Hope everyone comes by and joins in the Holiday fun.

  26. It's ALL GOOD my little thrifty friend! And I especially love the photo of the little guy & the beaded hearts from NYC! Happy b-day & anniversary! ((((((HUGS!!)))))

  27. Your decorations are beautiful and so is that sweet little one!
    Out granddaughter turns 1 on Christmas Day...we were definitely blessed with the best present last year!!

  28. Beautiful Tree - love the glow of the lights and your glass ornaments. I'm still decorating at my house!

  29. YIppeee this is fun...I love a good decorating party and yours is wonderful....I have my coffee, I'm in my's snowing's a perfect day for visiting!

  30. I love your sentimental tree! So pretty!

  31. Thrifty decor chick...that sound just like me! Love decorating and bargin hunting. Everyone thinks I spend tons on my house, the secret is that I don't. Love thrift stores and craigs list!

  32. Love that silver and white tree - it's just beautiful!


  33. My head is spinning with all these parties!! I feel like such a social butterfly! LOL

    Your tree is GORGEOUS!!

    Thanks for hosting this shindig!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  34. What a gorgeous tree! I'm so excited you're having a tree party! I linked up from Kimba's.

  35. And you are having a party as well! What a fun day this has been! Thanks for hosting, TD chick!

  36. Good for you being so positive about having a child born in December. My husband's birthday is today and his brother's was yesterday. My mother-in-law would not put up Christmas until after the boys' birthdays when they were kids. She is just a little nutty!

    I love the party. Everyone's trees are so pretty!

  37. I absolutely LOVE your ornaments!

  38. What a lovely party! So fun! I'm glad I stopped in.

  39. Love your tree, it's beautiful!! Thanks for hosting such a fun idea, I'm just off to look at everyone else's tree's, I can't wait :)

  40. Thanks for having a party! Parties are fun! Your stuff is beautiful!

  41. Just gave your peppermint box a shout out on my post today...thought I'd give you a heads up. And a thank you for the inspiration.

  42. Your tree is so beautiful. I love all your ornaments and all your fun touches! The ornament of the picture of your sweet baby is so adorable! Great job Sarah!

  43. It's all so pretty! Your ornaments are to die for!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with all of us!

  44. Mr. Linky crashed - too much eggnog I think ;) My Christmas tree can be seen here

    I am bookmarking your blog to try and add it later and visit all the other trees!

  45. Woo Hoo! Mr. Linky worked! Thanks for the great party!

  46. How fun!!! Wow..there is so much going on today in the blog world!!! I did the Boomama house tour! What a busy weekend you had..wonderful decor!
    -sandy toes

  47. It's so enchanting to see everything lit up in your home! It's a Holiday Paradise!!!

  48. Thanks for hosting this way-cool party.

    You want thrifty? I've got thrifty. Some might call it straggly...I call it a Cowgirl's Christmas tree. Hope you have a chance to visit the ranch.

  49. Thank you for hosting such a nice party and for sharing your's beautiful. I hope you will visit my nest to see my Christmas decor!

  50. So many swank parties to little time in the day! I just linked up to Boo Mama and was #688. Is that for real? How stinkin' crazy is that?

  51. Eveything is so pretty!! Someday I hope to be that clean and organized so i can put up that many trees lol...

  52. Hi Sarah,

    Your tree is gorgeous and oh so special with all the family memories. :)
    What a great idea to have a tree party. Thanks for hosting!

    Have a wonderful week.
    ~Melissa :)

  53. Glamourous!
    Come visit when you get a chance!

  54. So beautiful!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  55. Hey chick! So I just got my little package! YAY for real mail! I love it all!!! Thanks again. My hubby laughed when I made him watch the kiddos for an hour last night while I soaked in my bath salts! :)

    Your trees are GORG!! I am IN LOVE with your tear drop glass sparkley orniment!

    Merry Christmas!!

  56. So many parties, so little time. Yours is beautiful!

  57. enjoyed your party and love your tree! very beautiful.

  58. Regarding your question...I added a link to "real candles" where you can see a Christmas tree Swiss style..., small candle holders that clip to the branches are used....Thanks for your visit!

  59. I've put up another tree so I added it, too! Thanks so much for hosting, this is great fun!
    ~Angela :-)

  60. Sarah,
    Your tree is gorgeous! I love it that you have so many. I would love to have more than one - maybe one day....
    Thanks so much for inviting us to your party. I am having a blast!

  61. You are my thrifty IDOL!! Seriously, your house looks absolutely fabulous!

  62. Just added my tree...with all of its toy, beanie baby and Dollar Tree gory, I mean glory ;)


  63. Thanks for the party! Everyone's trees look great!

  64. haha so I really wasn't sure about entering this, because my tree does not even compare to all these beautiful ones BUT my tree is hilarious!!!!

    It doesn't have lights because the crazy dogs chewed the wire from the outlet, no ornaments because of the dogs, also the pinecones are slowly being eaten from you guessed it THE DOGS!!!! Oh and my crazy hubbys iguana lives in our tree!!!!! haha

  65. I have not been by your blog lately. I am a little late for the party but thanks for letting me join in.

  66. You are the best! Just love this Christmas tree party idea.....sooooo much inspiration for next year :)

  67. I posted a link to our Christmas tree. If you have time, tour my blog the month of December for almost every post on Christmas memories, crafts and recipes.

    Merry Christmas!
    Dana and Daisy
    A Cat in My Lap

  68. Thanks for hosting a great party! Between your party, Hooked on Houses, and Kimba's Holiday Open House, my brain is loaded with great ideas for next year!

    Kirsten of B&K

  69. I'm a lil late for the party .. but I really enjoyed seeing everyones beautiful decorations.

  70. I will make a nice Christmas tree like these and will gift it to my little cousin who is fond of
    decorations and Christmas tree. I will ask her to make one for herself too. She loves to make all kind of fun stuffs.


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