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our family christmas tree adventure

Holiday traditions. The first weekend post Thanksgiving, our little family (including our 12 year old corgi, Napoleon!) bundles up for our annual Christmas Tree adventure. We don’t chop down our own tree (a gal can dream, though), we simply visit a sweet San Francisco middle school parking lot that houses hundreds of noble firs of every shape and size. The hubs walks alongside lil’ T while me and our pup pick our sweet mini wreath. And after we find our perfectly imperfect, funny tree, we spend the rest of the afternoon running, chasing, sliding, squealing, and giggling at the baseball field and playground next door.

Then the best kind of fun happens. At twilight, our fireplace roars to life, spiced cider fills our mugs, our favorite holiday tunes fill the home, and so starts the tree decorating party! For our tree, we sprinkle and string and dot it with silly, whimsical ornaments that make us smile – ice skating moose, glittering polar bears, sassy flamingos, portly snowmen, and a beaming Flounder (yep, that Little Mermaid Flounder!) on top. Most are felt or some other natural material, since we ditched our glass decorations when T was born.

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confetti system

Every holiday, we find a few more friends for our funny family tree. Here are some of our faves that we have on our ornament inspiration list….the penguin, pineapple, and doughnut are super awesome!


Festive Pup
Magical Miniature
Balloon Letter
Enchanted Snowglobe
Glitter Owl

Now it’s your turn – share your Holiday traditions and your favorite ornaments this season. I’d love to see how you decorate your cute holiday homes!

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  1. Mary wrote:

    I know someone that would adore that Penguin ornament. One gift down. Thanks!

    Posted 11.19.16 Reply
  2. Laurie wrote:

    I love your ornaments. They look great! Each of my kids buys an ornament each year after Christmas when they’re on clearance. We also buy an ornament every time we go on vacation from a gift shop. Not all of them match, but the memories are so fun..

    Posted 11.18.16 Reply
  3. Angie wrote:

    I love those! 😀

    Posted 12.13.15 Reply
    • sylvie wrote:

      Thank you, Angie! I adore your blog! xx, Sylvie

      Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  4. Jenny wrote:

    I love the fringed ornaments and the penguin! We decorate with Hallmark ornaments we’ve collected over the years, ornaments from Christmas shops we’ve visited on vacations, and the kids handmade ornaments.

    Posted 12.13.15 Reply
  5. Kim wrote:

    I have an ornament from 1979 (it’s dated) that has Snoopy playing hockey and Woodstock is sitting on the puck. My mom would always let me get a few ornaments the day after Christmas when they were 50% off. I saw this one before Christmas and knew I wanted it. We drove around to many Hallmark stores until we finally found it. It holds such special memories for me.

    Posted 12.13.15 Reply