Friday, December 12, 2008

my favorite little trees

I love finding sweet little vintage bottle brush trees to add to my collection. Last year I found this little baby pink one and I immediately knew where I wanted to put it - in Grace's room! The mini tree skirt is actually a baby bib fashioned out of a vintage hankie. And the little pink toile bunny is Grace's favorite bunny...he guards her tree :) As she gets older I'd love for her to decorate her little tree with ornaments she makes.

This little lamb is not a holiday decoration, but it's one of my favorite things in Grace's room! I found it at one of our local antique stores and fell in love with it right away. I initially intended to give it away as a baby shower gift, but couldn't bear to part with it after seeing it on top of Grace's armoire, my favorite piece of furniture in the entire house. It was a birthday day gift to me from my mother and grandmother and actually the last gift my grandma gave me before her memory failed due to Alzheimer's. It has such a special meaning to me.

And this is my little village, as I like to call it. It's full of little vintage houses, trinkets and treasures and some sweet felt ornaments, both new and old. And topped with a tiny, glittery jingle bell wreath ornament I found at Target a couple of years back. I love transforming the house for the holidays. Makes me happy to look at all the little trees!


Meandmyboys said...

Those are all so cute and just sweet to look at! Marshall would of course have them torn down in minutes :) I love Graces pic's with Santa. The one where they are looking at each other is great! Hope your feeling well and that Grace and new baby Miller are healthy and treating their Mama right.

Jessica said...

Grace pretty much leaves the tree alone now. At first she would take off the little plastic ball ornaments and wear them as rings around her fingers, exclaiming "beautiful". Gotta love their imagination!! Hence the introduction of the "bunny that guards the tree". That picture with Grace's mouth open is Lance's favorite as well :) And by the way, Grace now has three super cute piggy tail bow sets to wear - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!