My Family Christmas Tree: The Treequel

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I’m back again this year with the “treequel” to the My Family Christmas Tree post! I’ve made a few changes to the tree’s decor and of course, I’ve added several more ornaments and retired just as many. There is only so much room on that tree! Speaking of, I’m pretty sure this is the last year for the tree as well. He has served us honorably for many years now, but I think he’s reached the threshold of still looking nice after losing so many needles and having the branches bent and adjusted so many times. So let’s get to the good part, the Christmas Tree!

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Featuring My collection of Christmas Ornaments

Welcome To The 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!!

We have 24 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with us!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and get comfortable, because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared over the next two days. 

Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Michelle from Our Crafty Mom | Allison from Upright and Caffeinated

 Angela from Simply Beautiful By Angela  | Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate

Michelle from Weekend Craft   | Jeanie from Create and Babble

Cindy from County Road 407 | Erlene from My Pinterventures 

Jaclyn from The Dotted Nest   | Vicki from 2 Bees In A Pod 

Leanna from Faeries and Fauna  | Maria from Simple Nature Decor

Marie from The Inspiration Vault | Beverly from Across the Blvd.

Jenn from Loveland Lodge | Dru from Polka Dot Poplars

Melissa from Welcome To The Woods | Donna from Modern On Monticello

 Nancy from Adams And Elm Home |  Sam from Raggedy Bits

Shirley from Intelligent Domestications  | Wanda from From House To Home

Libbie from A Life Unfolding  |  Jaclyn from One Thousand Oaks  

My Family Christmas Tree: The Treequel

Newly Purchased Ornaments This Year

I happened to eat at a Cracker Barrel restaurant on a day they were having an ornament sale and I ended up walking away with 10 ornaments! They had so many beautiful, and funny, and cute ornaments to choose from, I ended up getting some for this Christmas Tree and some for My Winter Wonderland Tree and my Traditional  Gone With the WInd Tree as well. This sparkly donut glass ornament is even nicer in person and I couldn’t resist it. The big, round one is a red blown glass balloon and it has some real weight to it. Then the purple crystal hummingbird ornament is so very gorgeous I can’t stop staring at it. And that leaves the pink balloon animal ornament, which is far heavier than the real thing since it’s made of metal.

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Donut Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Red Balloon

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Hummingbird Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Balloon Animal Ornament

New Handmade Ornaments This Year

I’ve managed to make a few more new handmade ornaments this year as part of the Ornament Exchange as well as the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas. I sent a tree version of this copper ornament to my exchange partner in Canada and loved it so much I had to make a version for my Christmas Tree, too. This Yarn Wrapped Monogram Letter Santa ornament is fun for kids (and adults) to make and this Dollar Tree Rustic Mickey Ears Ornament is as well.

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Copper Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Monogram Letter Santa Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Rustic Mickey Earsl Ornament

More Ornaments from Trips and Visits

I got this really cute Coke ornament from the Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta when I visited and it has real Coke inside of it! And then I got the Mount Vernon one when I visited while living in D.C. I love this Hogwarts ornament since it has all four houses, but I’m still on the lookout for a cool Deathly Hallows ornament. I’m not saying I’m starting a Harry Potter collection, but they do have some great ornaments to choose from at the Universal stores.

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Coca-Cola Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Mount Vernon Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Hogwarts Ornament

New Disney Ornaments

Can you believe I haven’t grabbed any ornaments from the Disney Christmas shops yet? I know! I tend to shop their ornaments year round, but this year I just kept saying, oh I’ll get some closer to Christmas. Well here we are, less than a month out and I’ve only bought this Disney Food & Wine Festival ornament. It’s a cute little wine bottle glass ornament with the festival logo on it. When I finally do go Disney ornament shopping, I’ll add some pics here.

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Food & Wine Festival Ornament


Not So Big Texas Ornament Collection

I may have mentioned I’m from Texas originally and for the longest time after moving away, I tried to hold on to being a Texan. So for several years there, when I went back to visit, I’d grab a Texas-themed ornament. The beaded one is my favorite. Also, back when I was first starting my collection, this cowboy Santa and cowboy boot reminded me of Texas, so I usually include those as well.

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Texas Bluebonnet Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Beaded Texas Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Armadillo Ornament

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Cowboy Santa Ornament

My New Starbuck’s Ornament Collection

Well, I guess I’m collecting Starbuck’s ornaments now, too, lol. My daughter has bought me a couple of them so far and I absolutely love the miniature cup ones. I’ve already spotted the new ones for this year, so I’ll have to add any that I get to the pics here later.

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Starbuck's Ornaments

Christmas Tree Decor Changes

I decided to add some white and red tulle to My Family Christmas Tree this year to add some dimension and color, as well as some of these red and white berry pics. I think they both compliment the red and white of the Santa hat topper nicely. It’s funny, but I have so many of those berry pics from the Michael’s after Christmas $4 grab bags that I don’t know what to do with all of them. I also added a wicker Christmas Tree collar around the bottom instead of a tree skirt. I absolutely love how it looks! It almost looks like the tree’s trunk.

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Tulle

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Berry Pic

My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Collar

That’s it for this year! I’ll also be doing a reveal for my Gone With the Wind Christmas Tree for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Hop, so be sure to check back next week to see the details. Now let’s go on a virtual tour of everyone else’s Christmas Trees! Which one is your favorite? I know I’ll be looking at all of theirs to find some new inspiration for all my different trees.

Now let’s check out the rest of the beautiful Christmas Trees!

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Elegant Christmas Tree With Blush And Metallics – Our Crafty Mom

My Family Christmas Tree: The Treequel – The Inspiration Vault

Four Traditional Christmas Tree – Intelligent Domestications

Blue and Silver Christmas Tree – 2 Bees In A Pod

A Christmas Tree Without Charisma – County Road 407

Rustic Christmas Tree Decor – Polka Dot Poplars

2018 Christmas Tree – Welcome To The Woods

Candy Themed Christmas Tree – Celebrate And Decorate

A Christmas Tree Filled With Memories – Across the Blvd.

Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas Tree – Weekend Craft

Christmas Tree – A Life Unfolding



Vintage Christmas – Upright And Caffeinated

The Perfect Christmas Tree For A Small Space – Create & Babble

Rustic Modern Christmas Tree- Modern On Monticello

Christmas Tree – Adams And Elm Home

 Classic Plaid Christmas Tree – Loveland Lodge

Handcrafted Coastal Holiday Tree – Simple Nature Decor

A Rustic Christmas Tree Featuring Buffalo Check – Faeries And Fauna

Christmas Tree Blog Hop – Simply Beautiful By Angela

Plaid Christmas Tree Decorations – One Thousand Oaks

Blush, White and Black Christmas Tree – From House To Home

Farmhouse Bingo Vintage Clock Christmas Tree – Raggedy Bits

Coastal Ocean Christmas Tree – My Pinterventures

Simple Christmas Tree – The Dotted Nest

 My Family Christmas Tree The Treequel Feature

13 thoughts on “My Family Christmas Tree: The Treequel”

  1. Beautiful tree! I also love shopping for some decor at Cracker Barrell my mom and I always make sure to hit it up after the holidays for some good prices. Sadly my tree did not make it this year and I had to buy another one. It’s funny how we get so attached to them.

    1. That is a genius idea! I have the perfect Harry Potter keychain to make into the ornament I can never find there.

  2. Such a fun tree! I have that exact same Hogwarts ornament on my tree from my last trip to Universal. And that balloon animal ornament would just have to be on my tree too if I saw it in a store. You did a great job this year and I hope to see all the new things next year.

  3. Your tree is so sweet. I think trees with ornaments that have personal meaning are the best trees and you’ve got some great ones that just made me smile. The balloon animal one is the best.

  4. I love how your ornaments have a story or can bring back a memory of where you bought them. That’s exactly how I like to add ornaments to our tree too because it makes it so fun to hang them back up each year 🙂

  5. So many memories and special reminders your ornaments hold for you. I love the wicker collar around the base, it grounds your tree perfectly. It was great that you found 10 ornaments at Cracker Barrel, I don’t get in there enough, and I know they have such great gift items! It is great to be hopping with you!!

  6. I remember your tree from last year. I thought it was so fun and whimsical. This years is too. Really like those handmade ornaments. I need to try that. And this is shameful… I’m here in Texas and don’t even have any Texas ornaments! What’s my problem?! Merry Christmas 😉

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