Christmas tree and rambling about the ornaments

Hi there! I hope you are having great time whether you are celebrating Christmas, enjoying Holidays or doing something else!

This year me and my boyfriend spent the Christmas Eve with my family at my childhood`s home. However, since we moved into a new place last autumn, we thought it would be fun to have our own Christmas tree for the first time too, and start some new Christmas traditions! Decorating the tree made me so excited that I really wanted to share some pictures of it here on my blog… *o*

christmastreeOur apartment is located in an old building so we liked the idea of trying to create somewhat “traditional Finnish Christmas feeling” that we remember from our own childhoods. Me and my boyfriend really tried to look for some Christmas ornaments similar to ones we had seen in the 90s but it turned out harder than I expected… We had never really decorated our apartment for Christmas before, so we didn`t even own any decorations to start with!

The handmade bird ornaments were so cute that I just had to buy three of them! They are by Mifuko.

The handmade bird ornaments were so cute that I just had to buy three of them! They are by Mifuko.

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A strange angel ornament (you can see angel figures like this at Petäjävesi Old Church, which is one of the few UNESCO sites in Finland) and a red wooden pearl ornament by Verso Design. My gingerbread icings turned out kind of ugly haha…

After looking from several places I managed to find only a few ornaments that fit our vision. Besides them we decided to get a set of candle lights, a red and silver coloured garlands and some simple golden ball ornaments. We decorated the tree already on the 21st and since our tree still looked quite minimalistic my boyfriend baked some gingerbread that we used as extra ornaments haha…  

A Traditional style straw ornament! We got ornaments like these from my parents among a few other things.

A Traditional style straw ornament! We got ornaments like these from my parents among a few other things.

A wooden snowman ornament I remember from my childhood and a scary close up of my fingers haha...

A wooden snowman I remember from my childhood and a scary close up of my fingers haha…

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A kitschy vintage deer figurine and a red Poinsettia placed on the windowsill!

When we visited my parents` on the Christmas Eve, they kindly let us have some of their old ornaments and those were just what we had been looking for! Some nostalgic stuff from the 90s, yay! Today when we returned home we added the old ornaments to our tree and now I am really happy with how it looks! Somehow the Christmas tree makes our home feel so cozy and cute that it makes me a little sad that we can`t keep it at our living room around the year haha… (^・ェ・^)

How did you spend your Christmas? Do you have special plans or hopes for the Holidays?  : )