The tree, being relegated to the basement this year, is not getting its usual amount of love. It's not been lit more than three times, it doesn't provide the nice glow and holiday feel while i watch tv, sip my wine, or read by its side. Poor thing. Let's give it some love.
Some of you know the boyfriend and i have been together for 15 years (just celebrated that big one last Tuesday!) but we only started collecting ornaments of our travels in recent years. Before that, i clearly never had my own tree (being Jewish, and all) so these souvenirs do not go back that far, nor are they from my own travels.
And this globe was the one that started it all. We took a long weekend in Mystic, Connecticut and this old looking globe spoke to me. To my love of travelling, to my desire to do more of it, and of course, would serve as a reminder of this mini trip.
I am suuuper obsessed with these smores ornaments. In addition to this Statue of Liberty, there are about 5 more. And growing. Keep 'em coming, in laws!
Hawaii, one of my absolutely favorite places we've traveled to, and Sedona, also one of the most beautiful places we've been.
Brugges! My love of Brugge is like none else. Though we only spent 2 days there, it has made a magical, lasting impression.
Our recent trip to Aruba, with a divi divi tree hand painted by a local artist.
Amsterdam, symbolizing the entirety of Holland we traversed and my 30th birthday fabulousity extravaganza. Behind it is an ornament from Tenerife, Spain.
Ok, this i asked for last year. Like the globe, it reminds me of what i love to do.
We actually won a trip from a local radio station to see The Who in concert in London. How crazy is that?
And of course, a little love for Chanukah, on this big 'ol Christmas tree.
As much as i love the themed trees that look very magazine friendly, i'll relive our travel memories any day. What about you? Multiple trees with different looks? Random ornaments or single look?
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