Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Trimming the Tree, my favorite ornaments {Christmas 2012}


When J & I decorate the den tree, we love to reminisce about where and when each ornament was purchased. Some of the ornaments have been collected through our 14 year history. Many are new finds since moving to the Big Easy.


Since moving to New Orleans in 2008, we stop by Adler’s annually to pick up one of their custom-designed New Orleans-inspired ornaments to add to our growing collection.

Our Favorite Ornaments from Adler’s…

Green Street Car


Limited-edition Green Street Car covered in snow (The last snow here was in 2008)


Red Canal Street Car


Vieux Carre

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Landmark Swingin’ in the Big Easy


Oysters on the Half Shell Marquee


Other Favorite Ornaments…

Glittered deer from Boxwoods, Atlanta


Glittered orbs from Old Estate, Thibodaux

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Glittered deer orb from Hazelnut, New Orleans


Favorite Berries and things…

Glittery berry clusters

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Glittery acorns, Savor, Atlanta


Glittered orbs from Limetree, Atlanta


Framed photo ornaments


Pine cones from Hill Street, Atlanta


Are you finished “decking” your tree?

Decking the Tree, y’all!


  1. Just Beautiful!! I love a tree with collected ornaments. Our tree in our Living room is that tree here. So fun to talk about the history of each ornament as we put them on :). Love your collection.

  2. An absolutely beautiful tree! My tree, too, has many ornaments that are meaningful to me. My oldest ornament is a vintage one from when I was a young girl. There were only two left--so my sister and I each took one. I've never seen another one like it! Have a great day! :)

  3. Your tree is gorgeous! I love all the different ornaments! I love to reminisce about the ornaments on my tree also.

  4. I just love the streetcars! Your tree is stunning, Ron! I have to say, although I am very sentimental, my trees don't hold many collected ornaments. Most of mine come from Walmart, Big Lots, Target and Marshalls. Are my trees pretty?-yes (if I do say so myself!-HA!) but not very sentimental. It is probably because I switch themes every two-three years and I end up buying so many mass produced ornaments to fill up the tree. I do collect snowmen though-which are very sentimental to me. I can write a book about those guys! Hugs, Meghan

  5. Hi Ron, my favorite is the snow-topped streetcar, but I love them all. xo, Jill

  6. Unwrapping and hanging tree ornaments each year definitely takes us on a trip down memory lane. Beautiful! ~Amy

  7. Ron- Your ornaments are beautiful! I LOVE the little snow covered streetcar-it will probably be the closest you get to snow this year! Your tree is gorgeous-I gave the kids all the ornaments they grew up with this year-they took turns picking. I think I had about 200 or so for them. I kept some that I wasn't quite ready to give up yet. Blessings to you- xo Diana

  8. What a beautiful tree Ron. I love all your ornaments and the special ones for this year from Adler's. The streetcar is fabulous. Hope to finish my "decking" tomorrow! I'm adding a small flocked tree in the dining room this year (dreaming of a white Christmas). A southern girls dream.................
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    The French Hutch

  9. I LOVE those ornaments, Ron! Not only are they beautiful but it's nice when ornaments have special meaning for you!
    Cheers! - Shelley

  10. Luv the tree and all the special ornaments Ron.
    Cheers, Gee

  11. Wow. I can't stop staring at all your gorgeous ornaments. How very cool. I love your tree and I couldn't help but notice the burlap ribbon with the red pom-pom trim in the next post. Where did you get that? I haven't seen that around here.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  12. Each and every one of your ornaments is lovely!! Sending Christmas cheers from California! :-)

  13. Wonderful collection of ornaments. So many memories to treasure.
    I am all finished decking my trees. Enjoy the holidays.

  14. Ron; Your Home is just Stunning!!!! Your tree is so personal to both of you since you both have the best taste in Ornaments!!
    I absolutely adore the Street Cars and the New Orleans balls.
    I collect Snowmen, so I am always on the lookout for something different, to add to my Collection.
    Your Home is a Work of Art. Thank-You so much for sharing photos.
    Merry Christmas!!!!! :-)

  15. I love your New Orleans ornaments! So fun to collect them!

  16. Your ornaments are gorgeous, and I can see why each has a special meaning to you. Love that! Beautiful tree, and LOVE your living room.


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