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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Talk About Tuesday


I put up our Christmas tree yesterday. This is the first year I remember in a long time where I was actually looking forward to decorating for Christmas. You see, last year I found some great deals after Christmas and I couldn't wait to try them out!

I got this huge 100 piece trim box from Target. I can't remember whether it was 75% or 90% off by the time I decided to buy it. Either way it was a SUPER deal.

It is so organized inside. I love it. Each layer has individually wrapped ornaments and they have handles on each layer so you can pull them out effortlessly. My tree is too small to use the largest ornaments but I figure we'll have a bigger tree someday. For now, I like my smaller one.
At the bottom of the box are poinsettia sprays and ribbon. The ribbon I'll save for something else but I used a few of the sprays to spruce up a wreath I had lying around.
Here is the tree all decorated. My topper is something I picked up a few years ago. It is a gold wire angel. It goes perfectly with the gold and burgundy ornaments. I also love how the tree matches our walls in our main living areas. This wall is obviously a mustard color (a little darker in real life) and the opposite wall and some other accent walls are a rich red.

The lights are built into this tree. That was important to me. I hate stringing lights. I also really love that this tree has a trunk. There is room to put presents and I don't have to get on my hands and knees to decorate the bottom of a tree. It was also nice when Eva was smaller--to keep her away from the ornaments.


In the next few days I'm going to organize part of our living area downstairs to put our stockings down there. I also need to find time to finish Eva's stocking. This will be the 3rd Christmas I've been trying to finish it. I'm so close that I think that this year might actually be the year it will be completed!

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8 comments:

  1. What a cute tree & a great package - sounds like you got an AWESOME deal. I'll have to keep an eye out for something like that. I've been thinking about changing our color scheme but don't want to spend a lot of money doing it. Good luck with your daughter's stocking!

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  2. We put up our tree this weekend too. Bruce helped so a lot of the ornaments are crowding on the same branch. It's awesome.

    We got a bunch of house lights at the Target mega after Christmas sale last year and I'm looking forward to our first year decorating for Christmas in a real house!

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  3. Adorable! We are putting up our stuff this weekend, and I can't wait! Your tree is so cute! What a fun idea to have it all in a box!

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  4. I love that it's all in an organized box. I love your tree. We ended up finding one of those pre-lit trees for dirt cheap after Christmas a few years back. Maybe this year we'll score one of those 100 piece kits.

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  5. How cool that it comes in it's own storage. What a great idea!

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  6. So Cute! We haven't decorated yet but its coming.

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  7. Very pretty and organized! I have a fake tree with real wooden trunk too and I love it. It's tall and skinny so it doesn't take up a lot of space.

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  8. I think you've put me in the mood to decorate the house this weekend. Now maybe I'll get cards out on time.....?

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