Cozy and Simple Christmas Tree, Ornament Showcase

Last year, I shared my ornament showcase for Christmas at our home.  The tree was set up in our living room and it was beautiful!  It was covered with Potterybarn ornaments most I had waited to purchase until their annual end of season sale.  This year, I changed things up and put our tree in our family room and I’m loving it in here where we spend so much time.  I also went with a new theme for our Christmas tree…

Wool Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing

My hope for this Christmas has been coziness and simplicity.  We’ve had a busy year and I want it to wrap it up at a slower pace.  One of the highlights of this season was our family craft night – I showed you our DIY ornament showcase already.  I’m loving them on our tree.  I also bought a few ornaments and incorporated ones I’ve collected over the years.  The ornament above is a gray wool wrapped ball from my most favorite store EVER, near Canton, where I went to Trades Day for the first time a couple weeks ago.

White Scalloped Glitter Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing

The pearl, glittery, scalloped ornament was a TJ Maxx find and it’s the first ornament noticed by friends and family.  The capiz shimmers perfectly.  Instead of ribbon, I wrapped burlap around my tree and it will definitely be re-purposed after Christmas.  There are so many fun burlap projects that I’m itching to start in January.

Vintage Bell Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing

Amidst my pretty pearly white ornaments I added a touch of rustic with some bronze bell ornaments and my homemade pine cone garland.

Shabby White Christmas Ornament ItsOverflowing

I have a lot of white wooden snowflakes from Stud and I’s first Christmas.  Each has a slightly different cut (so two snowflakes are alike).  I hadn’t used these ornaments in a few years so I’ve been really enjoying them.

Pearl White Christmas Ornament ItsOverflowing

A few of my Potterybarn ornaments did make it on the tree this year.  I love the texture of this very large pearly white ornament.

Jingle Bell Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing

Little B has a thing for bells!  Adding ‘I believe’ type bells to the tree totally made the tree for her.  Although, at ten she did let us know that she ‘gets’ it now and loves it even more because it’s such a beautiful, magical story…she’s a helpless romantic…I’m praying that one day God will provide her with a really gentle, kind, level-headed, easy-going driven husband!

Ikea Ornament Christmas ItsOverflowing

My cozy tree has lots of neutral tones and when I saw some gray and white hearts at IKEA, I knew they’d be a fun touch.  There are stars, circles, and hearts and each have polka dots or stripes.  Love them!  (Scoop on the no-sew deer head pillow below).

IKEA Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing

This wooden snowflake in my ornament showcase is another from one of our first Christmases.  I have pictures of Little B holding this ornament by the tree when she was real tiny.  Something about holding an ornament from the tree makes taking pictures by the tree so much better.  I’ll have more Christmas photography tips and setting ideas for you next week. (I’ve had several requests for setting your camera when you’re on the balcony during performances, and several asking for setting the camera when photography lights on the tree or when taking creative family pictures with lights (I did this with one of my sweeties a couple years ago and love it so much).

Snowflake Christmas Ornament and Pine Cone Garland ItsOverflowing

This gingham ornament was another IKEA find.  I love the darker gray color on the tree and next year may try to find more dark gray ornaments.  They contrast with my white ornaments perfectly.  You know almost every designer says that rooms need a touch of black…found it…check!

Favorite Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing

And another IKEA find.  Seriously!  This handblown glass ornament with the white glossy stripes is my favorite addition this year.  It’s sleek modern design totally won me over.  A perfect addition for this year’s ornament showcase!

Favorite Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing 2

 And another ornament from years past.  This photography doesn’t do justice for the beauty of the raised imprint on the glass.  It’s beautiful.

Christmas Ornaments ItsOverflowing

I already told you about my driftwood star and this is how it all came together.  Cozy…check!  Simple…check!  I love creating a little ornament showcase each year.  It’s fun for me to look back on the memories of each Christmas Tree.


Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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  1. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    So cozy and pretty Aimee. Lovely.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  2. Ginnette says:


    Love the wool covered balls from your favorite store near Canton. I would love to know the name of that store if you are willing to share! Thanks!!

  3. So gorgeous Amy!

  4. Vanessa says:

    Your tree looks beautiful! I love the scalloped one. Isn’t Tjmaxx the best? The one near my house is a combo of tj and homegoods. It is a very dangerous place for the pocketbook. So many amazing finds.

  5. Anne Boykin says:

    Your tree is lovely! I’ll have to check out IKEA for ornaments. Happy Holidays!

  6. Carissa says:

    i love it! the family activity of making ornaments is such a fab idea! i want to start that next year.

  7. Hanna says:

    Hi There!!!! I’m Hanna. LOVE your blog and I love making new friends!!!! I am your newest follower:) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! You can find me anytime at

    xoxoxo Hanna

  8. Jamie says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  9. Sherry says:

    Your tree is beautiful, Aimee! Happy Holidays to you and your family. Hugs, Sherry

  10. Love all of your beautiful ornaments. Your tree is gorgeous!

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  11. April Hoff says:

    Aimee, I keep clicking your links at all of these holiday link up parties. You have great taste and a beautiful home!

  12. Tina from A Few Pretty Things says:

    Lovely collection of ornaments! Happy holidays!

  13. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful tree and fantastic pictures – Merry Christmas!

  14. just gorgeous, I love the neutrals and organic textures!

  15. Jeannie says:

    Completely in love with your ornament showcase. I didn’t do a “real” tree this year. After 42 years, it’s odd so I’m living vicariously through blogland.

  16. So beautiful, I love the collection of ornaments!
    PS Your photo of your tree is GORGEOUS, I still haven’t figured out how to take a good one of mine 🙂

  17. It looks beautiful Aimee, you’ve done a lovely job with your tree and the ornaments!

  18. Moni ~ Zu Haus at Home says:

    That is a beautiful tree. I love all of the fun ornaments, especially the “wooly one”….may I copy for next year?? xo

  19. I absolutely LOVE all the ornaments, the natural touches (pinecones, wood, burlap) and the things you have created. Perfectly simply beautiful!! Well done.

  20. Nelly says:

    Your mission for a cozy-ish tree= MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I love so much about it!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Shauna @Satori Design for Living says:

    Your tree is exquisite. Hope your Christmas season is filled with coziness and simplicity!