Sunday, November 13, 2011

Our 1st Christmas

As Lee and I are approaching our 3rd Christmas together as a married couple {7th otherwise!}
I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our first Christmas together.
We were living in my sister's basement apartment because we were about to move to Grenada!
I was thrilled to decorate for our 1st Christmas.... all our decorations came from the Dollar Tree or were handmade!
{I'm so glad I took all these pictures even though I didn't blog then, whew}
Mom loaned us the tree :)
ignore the rustic fishing lodge boarder, this room was formerly my brother-in-law's man cave before Lee and I took it over for 4 months :)


my Willow Tree Nativity set my mom got me for Christmas that year!
& you can sort of see my awesome vintage mirror I got for $5 behind it! Can't wait to have house where I can use it someday.
Our ornament we bought on our honeymoon in Mexico.
I worked at Pier 1 Imports this Christmas and when it was slow I would select ornaments I liked, like the elf boot and the birds, and trace them on scrap paper!
Once I got home I'd re-trace them on cardboard and cover with scrapbook paper!
haha! sneaky!
I was also inspired by a wreath I saw at Pier 1 and decided to make my own!
The silver ornaments are all from the Dollar Tree and I hot glued them to a metal wreath form and stuck tinsel in to fill any gaps and covered up all my glue marks!
This may be one of my favorite things I've ever made.

Oh and the outside looked like this....
should I mention that my husband is 6'5? 

I'll share some of our "Christmas in the Caribbean" pictures soon! :)


Karen said...

Cute wreath. I love Love Silver! Love the Dollar Tree. Hope your having a great weekend! Would love you to link up your wreath at my new link party Friday Frolic:)

Natasha said...

love these!! LOVE the photo with the snowman!!!

Natasha xx

skye @ neathering our fest said...

i love the silhouettes on the tree! that is so cute! :)

Just Jaime said...

I love the added touch of tinsel!

Hannah said...

what a pretty first christmas! i am so excited for my first christmas as a married lady. :)

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

How very wonderful! We had a small table top tree for our first Christmas. I'd love for you to link up at my party, Stitch n' Niche Saturdays:

SheDan said...

You did such a great job on your first tree! We haven't got a tree yet, but have started collecting ornaments. Can't wait to see it all together!

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