11.30.2011

Hang a Shining Star.


It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas around here. 

We've trimmed the tree.
We've welcomed Buddy, our "Elf on the Shelf", who has arrived at our home to keep an eye on Hudson.
We've been watching Christmas classics, from the Grinch to Rudolph.
The egg nog is flowing.

Now we can sit back and enjoy 25 uninterrupted days of Christmas loveliness.
Aaaaaah. That sounds's nice. 

Here are some more of my most treasured Christmas ornaments that I shared during last year's holiday season.


38 comments:

jeannie said...

Welcome back with your beautiful pictures. I've missed them. All of your decorations are so pretty and bring back such good memories. That picture of Hudson is adorable, those sweet little lips and eyes. He looks like an angel.

Katie said...

cool ornaments! i need to get an elf on a shelf. They are so adorable!

Jillian Hanes said...

Christmas Vacation ornament takes the cake for me. Loved it!!

Tori Baldridge said...

You are such a talented photographer! Your tree looks fab xoxo

Emma Frances said...

You have such beautiful decorations! I love all of your ornaments! :] What a wonderful season this is!

Gentri said...

SUCH gorgeous photos. Can I come visit?! I love Hudson's Rudolph stuffed animal. :)

Shutterbug said...

i need to start decorating!

Candice said...

Oh so cute! Your home looks ready for the holidays :)
Hudson is just adorable in that last photo!!

Anne said...

I love all the photos! I can't wait to start decorating now!!
~Anne

Shannon said...

She and Him's Christmas album is on repeat in my house as well. I think the giraffe ornament is my favorite.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

gorgeous photos!!

Erin said...

Great photos. I love the Christmas Vacation ornament, my husband and I watch that and Home Alone every Christmas Eve.

Anya Rudn said...

Ahh i am a big sucker for all things Christmas!

Love all your decor!

~Anya

A Elf on a shelf said...

Well I am glad to see you have your new camera back to use. Great pictures Swoop. We really do have some neat ornaments. Where is our Snow Village?

LOVE YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Cat said...

Awwwh I love your giraffe decoration. :D Totally inspired me to make one xx

vintch said...

oooh so festive. your home looks so warm and inviting:) the holidays have certainly arrived!

Shalyn said...

I love all the giraffe stuff I saw- I am obsessed! Everything just looks so beautiful- something so magical about this time of year, no doubt! Im off to get me some eggnog!

Eva Marie said...

Oh Ashley it looks so beautiful :) I love the picture of Hudson with Rudolph I NEED one of these for Liv.. she would be beside herself with joy hehe..

I must have missed it but did you get your camera back?? I really hope so .. Im going to catch up on some posts ive missed of yours :)

Beautiful girl as always

Amylou said...

I just love all of your Christmas tree ornaments! They are too cute!
Did you get a new camera girl? Loving these pics. Little Hudson is so cute with his reindeer!
That album has been on repeat for me too! And the two cival wars christmas songs on itunes.
Christmas is the best!
:)

Katie said...

neat ornaments. christmas is the best time of the year! The Grinch is one of my absolute favorite christmas movies :)

aniamaria said...

adorable your decorations in Christmas tree :)

Lacey said...

Beautiful pictures! I love christmas time and everything that comes with it,

Lacey xoxo

Haley K said...

a few things about the LOVELY post :)

- I love the photos you took of your decorated tree!! goodness I wish our tree was filled with sweet, unique ornaments :)
- Buddy the Elf! Oh I'm sure your little Hudson is getting a kick out of him :)
- I'm craving Egg Nog now.
- And I need to get the "She & Him" album! heard fabulous things about it :)

Happy December and Merry Christmas to you Ashley!

Courtney B said...

Can I come to your house for Christmas?! It looks so magical :)
And I realllllly think I need the She&Him cd!
What a wonderful season! Wishing you and your sweet family a Merry Christmas!

Virginie's Cinema said...

Every other ornament is my favorite! They are all so lovely and meaningful!!

I'm decorating my place tomorrow but we are not doing a tree this year because in less than 10 days our living room will become a movie set (as will our bedroom, we will be living in the office for 2 months, the things we do in the name of independent filmmaking!). And honestly I'm a little bummed, but I'm thinking I'll make up for it with tons of lights and by setting up our little antique village somewhere special :)

I'm thinking I'm going to follow in your footsteps and star enjoying Christmas right away, bring out the cherry chocolates, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole!

We cut TV a few months ago and although it was the right choice for our lifestyle, I'm going to miss the 25 days of Christmas movies and shows!!

Ok, longest comment ever...

Love you guys!

Virginie ♥

Cara said...

These are such beautiful pictures of your ornaments and holiday decorations. I also love that last picture of your little boy with Rudolph, too cute!

Kelli Diane said...

love all of this :) Christmas is such a happy time :) thanks for sharing your home!

Shea said...

Yay for Christmas! You're reminding me that I need to get my house ready!! This is such a beautiful time of year!

Jennifer said...

I'm totally loving She & Him's new Christmas album...with the exception of baby it's cold outside...not sure how I feel about that one! haha! I love your ornaments!

Meri said...

I love all of your ornaments! Thanks for sharing your collection!

Kelly said...

I love the Zoey CD - phenomenal! And Hudson is kinda cute too ;)

Whitney said...

He looks so snuggly in his little chair with Rudolf! <3

Mariel Torres said...

I love your ornaments! Come help me decorate babe, it's not looking like Christmas here just yet hehe ;)

Elle Sees said...

omg i have that nativity! mine is tiny and from mexico. have the loveliest weekend!

Raven said...

Ashley! I am dying over the gorgeousness of this post! LOVE your ornaments! They are so unique and just awesome!! And that last pic with little H and rudolph...I think I love you and your life so much because it kinda reminds me of mine :)

Punctuation Mark said...

adorable decorations but my favorite is the peanuts one!

Laura Elizabeth said...

I love your ornaments!! They are so sweet. I bet they all have a story to tell. I love seeing all my ornaments, we have some really old ones. My mum started each year buying a new ornament for the tree 30 years ago and now I'm keeping up the tradition. It's fun seeing what we turn up with!

Cara-Mia said...

Love your ornaments! Totally my style of Christmas decorating. The retro Barbie is so cute! My mom has a whole tree devoted to her Barbie ornaments, I'll have to share that soon!