When my love and I moved in together and were about to celebrate our first holidays together, our adventure in tree finding involved hitting several stores to find a mid range tree in life-like plastic. At first, the fact that we didn't have a real tree bothered me, but when I pulled the tree out of the closet for it's third holiday this year I felt a sort of sentimental joy at seeing it again.
My lovely and I spent an evening putting it up, hanging lights around the living room and putting the ornaments on. Each ornament we unwrapped was a memory, I can tell you where each unique ornament came from. The round baubles have less of a story, I bought them all at Lowe's. ;)
My dears, let me introduce you to my Yule tree:
For a closer look at some of the ornaments...
I spy with my little eye, the King of the Island of Misfit Toys, Batman and a familiar friend, Kitty Katan.
Hiding amongst the baubles and candy canes is the ornament we picked up while we were on our anniversary in Hershey, PA.
The left side of the tree is home to the Bumble, The Misfit jack-in-the-box, A Jolly Elf I picked up at Macy's when we visited Santa a little over a week ago, an ornament from Disney, NYC that I picked up in 2008 during my first outing to the Rockefeller tree. In the way back you may notice that these ornies are neighbors to my good friend, Jack Splat the Pumpkin Brat.
I searched high, searched low, gave up hope... but when I found them today, onto my tree the Wild Things did go!
The top of the tree houses the star of the show, although it doesn't outshine a vintage Santa that was sent to me from Ireland or Santa Cthulhu who is the first ornament I made for our tree way back in 2007.
There are many more ornaments; this is just a small sampling. I hope you enjoyed your visit with our Yule tree.