Monday, December 5, 2011

annual ornament exchange

There are no truer words. I hosted our Annual Ornament Exchange on Friday. Last year B and I hosted a blow out Christmas party that ended with a mouse in the house and too much indulgence. I decided hosting this for the gals instead of the whole crew was a much better idea. 12 of my closest friends from the DFW area gathered for food, spirits and ornaments to get us in the holiday spirit!

We had a great time and it was so nice for a gals night...I hate to say its been months since I've had one, and it was much needed. I ended up with this beauty from my friend Erin. She has impeccable taste! Head to her blog, The Simply Fabulous, for all of her fabulous ideas for your home, children, friends and yourself!

I have a very eclectic tree. The beads are from my childhood tree, I have lots of ornaments that are from when I was a kid too. Note: golfer for B and the cat ballerina to the bottom right corner. I have lots of glass balls from my parents coordinated tree. Sparkle, natural, child-like, I do not discriminate! I love ornaments. As long as they have a special place for you they have a special place on the tree! I always appreciate the beautiful and coordinated trees with the bows, matching balls and ribbon but I will stick to my random tree of happiness.

What's your tree like? Coordinated and classic or random and eclectic?


  1. I don't think you should have to choose between coordinated & classic and random & eclectic! Growing up we had mulitple trees: my mom had the "grown up" tree which was always beautiful and coordinated, and we had a small kids tree with all our kids ornaments (and multi-colored lights!! That was the ONLY tree with multi-colored lights!) near our bedrooms as "our" tree. We have a fall/winter harvest fruit tree, a nutcracker get the point. I love that all your ornaments have a special story - that's the best.

  2. Thanks for the shout out sweet friend! I truly had a blast this weekend. It was such a great way to reconnect with you all. Looking forward to the next time we do it, surely it won't be next December. As a side note, stop back by the blog, I am hosting a little giveaway and would love for you to enter :) Oh and I am loving the heart on your tree! So glad you ended up with it!