12.14.2012

O CHRISTMAS TREE!

our new tree, betty the second. she definitely needs a skirt.

earlier this evening i decided that today wasn't a day for posting on blogs. the news from connecticut this morning and the shooting in oregon earlier this week (both in towns very near to the towns i grew up in) have kind of ruined me. but then i thought, maybe what we all need right now is some dang christmas trees. homemade ornaments and twinkle lights and some kids in onesies basking in their glow. i just hope so much for comfort for all of us during this horrible time. putting this together tonight, all these beautiful trees in all these beautiful homes with all these beautiful families, it felt really good. i hope you all feel it, too.

(please continue to share your christmas trees! tag your photos #natthefatratxmas and include a quick "@natthefatrat" too so i can be sure to spot them.)
(like last week, a few on the front, and a million more after the jump)

 @jamiedawn // @colbyq

 @bluumbabygirl // @_mrskmw_
@ashleyrosereeves // @ashleyrosereeves 

 @katie_did_what // @pampelmoussi
 @missdalner // @_mrskmw_
 @lifewithhd // @eforest
 @sayrach // @megthecheesehead
 @ashleykriegel // @lauraangert
 @iamemme // @aruffledlife
 @lindawpdx // @lindawpdx
 @hgal // @ashleykriegel
@cateomalley // @hnanners
@dawnellesarlo // @candaceworkman
@katilda_grams  // @katilda_grams
@esmurruki // @caraloren
@stefreekers  // @cstephens848
@lindawpdx // @haileylouise
@megrsb // @photosbyjaana
 @gfresh00 // @kimberleepuls
 @rockwellali // @lchloe
 @dawnellesarlo // @aceiban
 @elizabethpfink // @aceiban
 @jlst23 // @aceiban
 @thealisonshow // @rcote
@thatshaute // @hideelong
 @beantownprep // @kimberleepuls
 @kimberleepuls // @lifewithhd
@hayleymann // @dawnellesarlo
 @jenniferann1 // @jenniferann1
@chriscampbell // @breezy_days
@latonyayvette // @mrsmaggiemalone

25 comments :

  1. loving these festive posts with the trees... definitely a spirit-lifter. here's mine: http://krstnhd.blogspot.com/2012/12/maybe-it-just-needs-little-love.html

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  2. We needed to think about something else. I love the tree's! All so different and still beautiful!

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  3. It is good to focus on something else for a bit. The sadness is overwhelming.

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  4. Yay! I'm so glad my tree was featured here! But it's @chriscambell, not @chriscampbell. I'm used to it though, people have been adding a p into my last name my whole life.

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  5. I love seeing these trees! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. i agree with kristin! a spirit lifting post on a sad day. i don't think twinkle lights will ever NOT make me happy.

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  7. Yay my tree made it on here! #winning! Thank you for this post. There's a lot of love in the world in the face of tragedy.

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  8. Great post, we did need a little something to lift our spirits! I'll be tweeting you my pic soon!

    Kelley
    Kdiaries.com

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  9. aaah. my sweet baby boy's picture made it.
    and we definitely need more love and happiness.

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  10. Thank you for posting this. This was a lovely distraction!

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  11. Aww I love them all. This is such a sweet idea, especially now, after what happened. And can I just say, I'm a little more than excited that mine made it up there! ;)

    xo

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  12. so glad you both recognized the sadness, yet chose to focus on the happy.
    this time of year is so hopeful!
    thanks for all of this cheer.

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  13. The light fixture in your dining room is incredible. I do not know if you are willing to share this, but where did you get it?

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    1. thank you! it's just an ikea find, but we've loved it.

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  14. All of the trees are beautiful! So brightly lit :)

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  15. Thank you so much for putting my tree Natalie!!! (@ esmurruki)
    It is an honor for me, a little bit of my Christmas leave on your blog.
    Merry Christmas to you, your husband and your precious son Huck
    Feliz Navidad from Spain!

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  16. this little collection of bright and merry seems the perfect antidote for a very grim weekend. xo.

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  17. Yay!! My tree was featured!! Merry Christmas Natalie & fam :)

    Bri
    breezydaysblog.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my god, our pic is the first one and I'm grinning ear to ear! Thank you so much Natalie!!

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  19. Thanks for posting Natalie! Ours is the last to the left!
    Yay!!

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  20. What about using the sheepskins from your chairs as a "skirt?" Would go nicely with your tree!

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  21. Here is ours:) http://www.chalkwhitearrow.com/2012/12/nights-with-camden.html?m=1

    Xoxo
    Sara

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  22. Thanks for putting my mini trees up! (@arufflelife)...Here is my whole tree wall...yes, I have a whole wall all dedicated to my sexy tree :)
    http://www.aruffledlife.com/2012/12/oh-christmas-tree.html

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  23. I love this post! I do think it's a time for beautiful twinkley trees.

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