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Our first Christmas tree on our own was at our first apartment in 1992.
I remember burning out our red vacuum when I tried to clean up the needles with it.
21 years later and we still love Christmas tree day.
It stems from our childhood.
When I was 8, I would smell the branches and look at myself in the shiny ornaments.
I would eat chocolate kisses and sit on this couch admiring the tree’s beauty.
That’s me with my new red nail polish my sister painted on for me.
Well, my nails aren’t red anymore, but I’m still eating chocolate kisses, and I’m still admiring the tree.
This years tree is full of tradition and memories.
Every ornament holds a story.
Including the angel that is 40 years old.
We all participated, even our new kitty, Sylvia.
I went a step further this year with a tureen I found at a thrift store.
I filled it with white lights and big bulbs.
If you look closely you will see the cord.
We are enjoying the tree against the new color on the walls.
Depending on the time of day the tree seems to transform itself.
I tried to capture that for you in the photos.
Our living room has an open loft.
Don’t pay any attention to the dust on the fan.
It’s an optical illusion 😉
While up there I noticed the tree’s reflection was even prettier.
You may have noticed the toboggan on the wall.
It was a steal for $38.
It’s the final touch on our “Winter Beach Lodge Living Room”.
If we ever want to use it, we can just unscrew it 🙂
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Before I close, I have more tree inspiration.
I invited some of my favorite blog friends over so I could share their trees with you.
Each one is beautifully unique and has it’s own personality.
Just like a snowflake, no 2 trees are ever alike.
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