For the past few years, the tree has gone in the dining room in front of the windows. It's artificial and pre-lit. Every year I cross my fingers as I plug it in, hoping all of the lights come on. So far so good!
We have lots of ornaments from David's childhood, like this truck, and lots from mine.
My great-grandma tatted this snowflake in 1981.
I like to get an ornament when we travel to add to the collection. This summer, we got this buoy in Maine. The ornament on the right is from Sedona the summer before.
When we were in New Orleans, we stayed on Bourbon street, and this is our souvenir ornament from that trip.
When we got married, we got lots of nice wedding ornaments, like this cake. Unwrapping all the ornaments is one of my favorite parts of Christmas decorating. Wrapping them all back up and putting them away...not so much.