Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Mall Tree


We are trying to cram it all in in these last few days before the kids are out of school.  I think the teachers are trying too as well.  Last minute projects and multiple concerts for each one have my hands tied.  The glow of the trees is the only thing keeping me going around here.


This is our mall tree.  It graces our living room at a ridiculous ten feet.  How unfortunate we were to get vaulted ceilings when we moved in.  Every tree we tried looked miniature.  Now, before you think that this just a normal tree wait..this is my husbands tree.


We are only allowed to place Hallmark ornaments on his beloved mall tree.  


It doesn't hurt when they have such wonderful vintage like ornaments for me.  Each year we riffle through the dream book and pick out which new ones we must have.  StarWars to fishing.  Fisher Price to movie characters.  


Barbara even Dora finds herself on our tree.  These mark the memories and milestones from the past.  Merry Christmas

19 comments:

Kim K. said...

I love your mall tree and it's fun to see all your special ornaments. That fisher price house ornament is fabulous. My parents still have our fp home at their house for the grandkids. We also have a larger than life tree with our vaulted ceilings. I call it our church tree. I haven't taken any pictures of it yet, but I need to. Don't tell my husband but my slender vintage filled tree in the sunroom is still my favorite one. We took my father in law to see a train village at one of our local malls today and then we came back home and set up our multiple trains in our basement. I don't think he's ever going to want to leave.

Christmas hugs!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your "Mall" tree is wonderful!! I had no idea Hallmark made cute Fisher Price ornaments like that. CUTE!! Love those! I guess I should be paying more attention to the hometown Hallmark ornaments.

Ruby Jean said...

WOW!! that is a BIG tree... :)So CUTE!!! I love all your vintage little ornaments.... And even the not so Vintage... :)

Nan said...

I had no idea Hallmark made all those cute ornaments. Love the fridge, mixer and travel trailer. That tree looks great in your home.

Kathy said...

Yikes - me thinks a ladder is required!! I love that your husband has his own tree and actually collects ornaments. How fun is that!

Into Vintage said...

I live in terror that my husband will stumble across one of these alternative-tree posts.
;-) I suspect a Star Wars tree would be a close second to a 'sports' tree. Egads.

Merry Christmas, Renee!

busymartha said...

I too had no idea that Hallmark made these vintage ornaments. They are so adorable! Your mall tree looks fabulous, do you have other mall ornaments? Merry, merry, Marilyn

delia hornbook said...

Your tree looks lovely, have a wonderful xmas, dee x

vivian said...

I LOVE hallmark ornies. Ive only ever bought a few of them, but I love them. I was just admiring a friends tree last night and she has a ton of them. I used to pick up their dream book and try to "copy" some of their ideas (penquins and snowmen on jinglebells).
My ceilings are only about 9 feet .. so your tree would not fit in my house! lol
Merry Christmas to you and your family REnee!
xoxo
vivian

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, how sweet, Renee! My husband appreciates our tree but I don't think it's ever occurred to him to be involved decorating it! ♥

ImagiMeri said...

Ya, sure, like you have no control over Christmas in your house.........ho, ho, ho, your husband's tree, that's funny......just kidding. If my husband had his way, our house would be bedecked inside and out with lights, plastic blow-ups, the whole shebang. We're too freakin' old to be playin' like that. However, I should just about have my decorating done by Christmas....egads, I only have a few days left....aaaaaaghhhh!

Love ya'
Meri

Corey Moortgat said...

OH MY! I'm dying over those Fisher Price ornaments! Off to go do a search for those!!

Barbara said...

I'm OK with Dora because I love that camper and refrigerator! (And would like them in the full-size version, please, Santa?)

Diane Mars said...

Oh those Vintage -like fisher price ornaments are darling, I actually collect the old Fisher Price for the Grand Peeps to play with. I will have to hunt down a few of those darling ornaments. Thanks for sharing, Diane

Blessed Serendipity said...

I used to have that FP doll house with the little wooden people. You brought back a favorite memory. Cute cute ornies.

Danielle

Tammy's in Love said...

I would have to put the actual (vintage) Fisher Price toys under that tree along with some pix of vintage children (aka Mommy and Daddy) playing with them! Hee hee! I'm the Grama now with those treasures and Little People in my toy box for my grandchildren when they visit.

Lynn said...

Renee,
I do not want to even begin to know how many ornaments it takes to fill that beautiful tree or how many hours it takes to decorate it!!! It is very beautiful!! I love all of your Halmark ornaments. I thought of the lady I found on ebay a month ago that was selling hunerds of her Halmark ornaments!!! WOW I never seen some of those ornaments before, the Fisher-Price ones are adoreable!!!
Merry Christmas!

Sandie said...

I love your tree! I would love to come by just so I could see each and every ornament! The ones you showed are adorable! Merry Christmas!

tammyCA said...

I'm so glad I bought my little Fisher Price house and clock ornament in Sept. 'cuz they are all sold out now. Think I'll keep mine out on the bookshelf all year with its "big brother"...I also have the frig. They do have a lot of cute retro ornaments at Hallmark...I definitely need a tree just for all the Barbie ornaments alone!