As much as I absolutely LOVE Christmas, I never had a real tree growing up (or ever). My mom always said it was too hard on her allergies and probably would be on mine too since they are an issue. But, I decided to get on this year and try it; since I have hardwoods and all. I also figured that even if it did start bothering my allergies, I'd have a tree for my porch! Luckily, it hasn't bothered me, and now that I've experienced having a real tree, I don't think I could ever go back to the fake, sad looking one...at least not for awhile!
Most of my ornaments were either vintage ones I picked up at the thrifties or gifts from friends and families. I love the "ole-timey" look to it. I also used colored lights for the first time ever this year, and I thought they went pretty well with the retro look of the ornaments.
These are two of my favorite ornament finds. I got them at one of the thrift stores around town. Aren't they just adorable? I want to hold their little hands! :)