Our very first ornament…

Okay, so if you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram you’ve already seen this pic, but on the chance you didn’t I simply had to share :) I found him at a boutique in Berkeley this morning and he’s officially the Armour family’s first Christmas ornament. Let the collecting begin!

How do you decorate your tree? Do you have a theme? I’m trying to decide whether to buy ribbons, garlands, bulbs…? Help!

9 comments on “Our very first ornament…

  1. chelsea

    Perfect! We decorate ours with found ornaments over the year that mean something to us, for the most part. I think it makes it more fun to unwrap them come Christmas because they remind you of different times of your life. My moms tree has ornaments on it that we collected as kids 20+ years ago, and even though I’m almost 30, I still love looking at them all and remembering. It’s a fun tradition, but of course you may need some fillers for a while until you can collect enough.

  2. Shannon

    Since I moved to NYC, and can’t store a bunch of ornaments, I have used my great grandmother and grandmother’s brooches and clip on earrings. They look so pretty sparkling against white lights, and they fill my apartment with memories from the past.

  3. Rebekah

    I’ve been collecting adorable Crate&Barrel ornaments the budget-friendly way. I always go the day after Christmas and buy a few. They have so many cute ornaments and a huge variety.

    On another note, I didn’t know if you’d seen the Kate Spade “Matchbook Bon Shopper.” It is so precious and made me think of you.


  4. Katie Armour Post author

    Aline – Mismatched is the best :)
    Chelsea – My family is the same way. I can’t wait to go home and see my mom’s tree this year!
    Shannon – Ohhhh I love this idea! Smart use of baubles :)
    Rebekah – You’re so sweet to think of me! I have seen their matchbook bag – love it!

  5. Stuff and Nonsense

    what a sweet little
    doggie ornament

    we don’t have any particular theme
    on our tree but
    just cram-jam it full
    of sentimental and pretty bobbles
    we’ve collected over the years

    i’m sure yours will look lovely.


  6. Decor Arts Now

    A tree that evolves is the best —- but you can never go wrong with vintage ornaments! And these days they are doing lots of reproductions!

    BTW, I decorated my first tree with Larry with one White dove ornament (still have it) and lots of ribbon bows. Our apartment was so small it almost took up the whole room!
    Xo, Lynn

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