Hello friends! Today, I want to share Charlie’s Christmas bedroom with his collected Christmas tree. I don’t share his room very much here. There are many spaces we like to keep more private, but I thought it would be fun to give you a little peek at his tree! From the time he was a baby until now, my mom and I have always purchased an ornament or two for his tree. The tree started out as a small table top tree and as he grew, so did his tree. He now has this pre-lit 6.5′ spruce tree with a number of sweet, collected ornaments.
I’m not one to change the theme of our trees each year. Many of our ornaments hold sentimental value, so to get a fresh look I like to change out ribbon, floral stems and toppers. In the past we have stuck to a Santa hat on top of Charlie’s tree, but this year I came across this knitted star topper and thought it was too cute to pass up. I also added red “Merry Christmas” banners that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
His tree is a collections of ornaments we’ve made, ornaments from trips we taken, antique markets finds, and even some from my mom’s collection of ornaments that were purchased after her and my dad got married. Each one holds a special meaning or memory for Charlie and our family. I have long thought that his tree just might my favorite.
His Christmas bedroom wouldn’t be complete without his pup Cooper! Aside from making Charlie’s bed, I tried to keep things just as his room looks from day to day. As you can tell by his rugged appearance, Cooper has been quite loved! Cooper was a gift from Josh and I during the Christmas season years ago.
Over the years I collected a few things to give his room a child-like, festive feel. In the fall I found this pompom wreath at Homegoods. I instantly thought of Charlie! Using a 3M hook, I hung it right above the bed without making any permanent holes in his wallpaper.
Charlie also has a small nutcracker collection that his nana started for him. Each year, she purchases one nutcracker for us. I decided just to share this side of his room, again to keep some parts of our home just for us, but Charlie has a dresser with each nutcracker on display. These are two of my favorite from his collection. When he was smaller he would take them down and play with them I wasn’t the biggest fan or that idea, but I’m relieved that they held up so well! They’ve been quite sturdy.
Each year Charlie asks to keep a couple of presents under his tree. He helps me wrap gifts for a couple of his friends and cousins, and keeps them in his room. This year we added this little cutie! We found him while shopping at the Cotton Mill Exchange antique store in downtown Canton. Charlie informed me that he’s guarding the gifts.
One day, not too soon I hope, Charlie will take all of his ornaments to use in his own home. I think he’ll have a wonderful collection by the time he is grown! I have to admit, I’m going to have a hard time letting them go. They hold so many sweet memories for this mama.
Do you collect ornaments? I love being able to pull them out each year and reminisce. They hold so many special moments that we get to remember all season long every time we walk by our trees. No matter how you celebrate, I wish a very happy Christmas!