Christmas Décor Tour (Part II)

For the second part of my Christmas Décor Tour I give you, my Aggie Tree.

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This tree has many symbols of my time at university (footballs, basketballs and soccer balls to represent the games I attended; Miss Rev; homemade Fish Camp and bonfire ornaments…)

These are a few of my favorite parts of my Aggie Tree:

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I made this tree topper out of popsicle sticks. I modeled it off of the historic outhouses that topped the traditional Aggie Bonfire. 

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I created this ornament  with a picture I took of my Aggie Ring on a table a Koppe Bridge by the ’13 I carved the night before I graduated. The original “Christmas House” lady is the one who told me about PersonalizationMall.com (and I have ordered several ornaments from them since). They always have great sales going on and they generally have a 15-20% off coupon on RetailMeNot.com (or app).

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These great additions are from the cntrysisters on Etsy.

 

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This fighter jet represents all of the pre-game (football) flyovers.

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“Put a penny on Sully, and wish me some luck…” –Granger Smith
I found this beautiful piece of Aggieland at the Lucky Dog Printing shop on Etsy! LuckyDog Printing has great customer service and has sent me several promo codes since my original purchase.

 

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This is also a gem from PersonalizationMall.com. This one is made from a photograph I took at the best football game I have ever attended, Texas A&M University vs. the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11/20/2010). The game was so close, stressful, exciting and fantastic with a final score of 9-6! (After the game the field was stormed by students which are visible at the bottom of this ornament; a photo of the final score board is on the back of this unique treasure.)

 

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Every year Howdy pins are given out at home football games in Aggieland. I simply looped some ribbon to the pin part to turn my collection to turn them into ornaments, however this year they decorate under the tree.

 

The next part of our tour is my beautifully handcrafted “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” bedspread my mom made for me last year. Isn’t it beautiful?!

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Dr. Seuss’ whole story,
from “Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot…” to
“He himself, the Grinch, carved the roast beast”,
is told in its iconic illustrations around the perimeter of the quilt.

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I found Max here.
P.S. – The ornament and quote pillows are backed in green and white houndstooth
(does my mom know me or what?!)

P.P.S. – I made the matchstick train at the top of this post in 2014.

 The last installment of Christmas Decor Tour is next Friday,
and I have saved some of the best parts for last.
Have a great weekend!

 

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