Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Married Christmas: Decor

Due to other monetary priorities, we didn't put up a tree this year.  Which was a little bit sad, but since we were gone the whole week of Christmas and surrounded by our parents' amply laden trees, I got over it.

I got my fix when we helped decorate Eric's parents' tree when Ryan got home from school.


I'm looking forward to next year's decorations though, because we were gifted with lots of ornaments over the holidays!
A few from Eric's mom...the leaning tower of Pisa memorializing out Italy honeymoon and a frame for one of our honeymoon photos!

a darling snowman ornament I bought from Kohls

As we bought or recieved ornaments I set them out on our fireplace.

from grandma B.

from 'grandma' G.

german ornaments from friends

the gift 'wrapping" of a gift card exchange

I used several coupons and Kohl's cash to purchase a few decorations including this snowflake candle set and holder.

I also purchased several sets of silver and red ball ornaments and displayed them on our mantle in an antique silver dish I purchased from the thrift store.


 and used a string of lights from our wedding to decorate the mantle

the stockings were bought on after-Christmas clearance last year.
Here's the display all together.
I think it ended up kind of tacky, but we'll be prepared for our first tree now!

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