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Christmas Decorations ~ Dining Room {2013 Edition}

The Dining Room decorations are definitely jazzed up this year, since this room got the newest tree...The Travel Tree!

It's a tree that is still in progress since I want to continue adding ornaments as I travel each year.
It's a new pre-lit tree that I bought, but I've decided that I need to add some extra lights next year.  I often do this...my living room tree has an extra 600 lights that I added because I didn't think it was bright enough!

For the tree topper, I used left over ribbon from last year.  It is some of the same ribbon I used on the living room tree topper, but I made it go with the theme by adding some mini flags from some of the countries I have visited... Ireland, Canada, US (of course), United Kingdom, and Mexico.  I hadn't seen anything that prompted this idea, it just came to me as I was driving one day, but I think it turned out brilliantly.

Do you see that adorable tree skirt?  How perfect is that for a travel tree? 
Santas from around the World!
The best part... I've had it for around 15 years, but haven't used it in quite some time.  I was so happy I'm a pack rat and hadn't donated it to Goodwill!

Just realized I forgot to put the red candles in the silver reindeer's antlers.  Well, nothing is ever perfect, right?




This isn't really in the dining room, but since you can see it from there, I will include it in this post...
This Christmas Card tree is new too.  I had a metal one in the past, but it got kind of wonky, so I got this small tree.  I made a bow topper for it out of the same left over living room tree topper ribbon.  I put two strings of battery powered LED lights on the tree.  They aren't great, but they provide a little glow, and I didn't want the cord to hang down for "real lights".  I just got some gold lame fabric and wrapped around the base.  When I get a card, I punch a hold in it, and run some gold ribbon through it to make it an "ornament" on the tree.  I love how it fills up throughout the month of December!

I love the new additions to my forest of Christmas trees that are in my house!

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