The tree is up and the halls are decked. Casa Moore is looking as magical as ever and the Christmas spirit has taken over. Every corner has been kissed with Christmas...even the air smells festive in here! We made our way in the snow last week to pick out the perfect Fraser Fir. The 10 ft. tall beauty glows (thanks to 1200 lights) in our living room every night and is big enough to even take a nap under. MM and I are both lucky enough to have nice little ornament collections of our own making our tree covered with 59 combined years of beauties. It's pretty safe to say that we have plenty of ornaments...I can only imagine how full our tree will be 10 years from now. I can't wait to keep adding to our already enormous collection. The sweet ornament above was a bridal shower gift from my sweet CAC Muffin. It was the very first ornament that went on the tree!
Being the Sugar Plum Fairy that I am, I had been on the lookout for the perfect Christmas tree skirt since September. I am very particular about this piece of the tree and since this is something I want to have for years to come, I wanted to find just the right skirt. Well, come Thanksgiving, ad the perfect tree skirt had not yet landed in my hands. While home in Charlotte for Thanksgiving, sweet MOD inquired if we had a tree skirt yet. She winked and said nothing more. I don't know how that girl's mind is so in sync with mine, but I swear, she always just KNOWS. No less than two weeks later, did a beautiful package get delivered on our doorstep with the most gorgeous Christmas tree skirt I ever saw! This was our wedding present from MOD and S2H and let me tell you, it was one of the best presents! Not only is it a gorgeous red velvet and ivory trimmed skirt, but it has our name embroidered in the center. This is a fantastic Wedding Gift idea if any of you out there are in search of the perfect something. Our skirt is from my favorite, Pottery Barn, and can be found here.
MM's favorite childhood ornament. He insisted this be in his line of sight.
One of my very favorites when I was little...I love the miniature cookies on her tray and it always reminds me of baking Christmas cookies with my mom and sisters! I do believe this ornament is dated 1989.
Ballerinas and Barbies can be spotted in several spots on the tree!
Red and gold ornaments in candle pillars make great Christmas sparks.
A little holiday pop for our table. Check out the gold and white printed Badgley Mischka tablecloth I found at TJ Maxx for under $20.
Ornaments, ornaments everywhere!
Even my nightstand has a little Christmas bling...MM really didn't know what a sucker for the season I am! There may or may not be jingle bells tucked in his pillow every night, too.
Santa is watching! Look what my sweet mom slipped in my bag when I was home for Thanksgiving.