Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Christmas Tree This Year!

My tree from last year! To big and I had to put the lights on.


As I’ve said before this style changing can be expensive…the day after Thanksgiving Mr. K and I went shopping for a prelit tree after going to Home Depot for the 99.00 advertised tree, which was all sold out, we went on to Lowes, Target and Walmart. The tree from Walmart came home with us and can I say “I love it”! No more putting lights on the tree…just set it up and start decorating:) I did it all in silver and all except for the bow and garland which I bought at Big Lots, are from the Dollar Tree. The most expensive thing I bought was the white, velvet tree skirt for $25.00, which I think Mr. K almost chocked when he paid for it.LOL In the picture below I had just finished decorating it



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The middle and my chandy ornament from Macy’s, I looked on my receipt and it looks like I paid $7.49 for it on sale yikes!!! Oh well, I love it!


The bottom!


The skirt is quilted around the border and the boxes and ribbon are from the Dollar Tree.


I hung my tarnished silver tray behind the tree but I don’t know if I’ll leave it there or not, it does look pretty at night when the tree is lit.


Can you believe I’ve already been to see Santa? Sydney is growing so fast…9 years old already!


Samantha believes with all her 5 year old heart:)


Two little angels, although their mother disagrees sometimes:) To me they can do no wrong and that’s the way it should be for grammy’s. They had their dangly Christmas earrings on too!


I’ll be linking to Kim’s Boring and After Party and also Kath’s Faded Charm White Wednesday, have a great evening everyone!




Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very pretty tree. Love the silver and the white quilted tree skirt is gorgeous.

Debbie said...

Wow Rondell! Your tree is gorgeous! LOVE the chandelier ornament.I have that silver ribbon on the top of my white tree. I think the tray looks great behind the tree. I scrolled down to catch up on previous posts...your white "transformation" in your home is coming along and looking terrific!!!!!!!!
ps...I know what you mean about the grandkids...they are always perfect.What cuties you are blessed with.

Sailing Simply said...

I bet that tray does reflect your tree prettily! Your tree is wonderful, love the chandy! Those tree skirts are just too expensive, aren't they? You picked out such a pretty one though! It's all so beautiful!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Your tree is so pretty! We got a prelit tree a few years ago and I love it. No more stringing lights.

Anonymous said...

I love your tree. It's very elegant. What adorable little girls - you are a very proud grammy.

Shabbygalsnest said...

What a pretty tree! I love the chandy decoration! So jealous had to string my own lights this year and i swear I'am so getting a pre lit tree again!! Traci

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks, Rondell for joining the party.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Uh, Rondell, it is Kim not Deb. Ha ha

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Tree looks lovely. I know you're enjoying it! I really like the table runner in your header. Is it crochet? Thanks for visiting today at Buttermilk Cottage. Hope you'll come back often.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

It is very pretty and a good size. I wish ours was prelit! I like that you got everything on the cheap!!! That is my style for sure!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice! You have beautiful holiday decorations! ♥

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, what a beautiful tree. It looks totally fabulous, and that tree skirt is perfect. Okay, you splurged on that...but it is SO worth it. Besides, it's not like you will need to buy another one for, what, 30 years? They have a way of lasting a long time.

The chandelier ornament is perfect. I love it.

Thank you for sharing!!


valthecraftygal said...

I love white and silver on a tree! great job!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful tree~ I love how white looks on a Christmas tree! Stopping by from Kim's B&A party :)

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Your tree is so beautiful! I really like those trees that already have the lights on them ~it is such a pain to string lights! :)
Your grandkids are cutie pies!

Anonymous said...

Your tree seriously looks PERFECT! I love the silvers....

Take care,

Sherry said...

I absolutely love the chandelier ornament! Thanks for taking time from your decorating to visit my blog!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Love your chandy ornaments...so fancy! And I love how you did your tree topper with the ribbons coming down. Our tree is old as dirt, but I'm too cheap to replace it...so I just cover it with as much stuff as possible in hopes of disguising it's pitifulness. :)

Happy weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your tree is perfect and it really is fun to shop for good deals! You've decorated it beautifully! Happy holidays! ♥

Melanie said...

I think both trees were pretty but I am like you, I went out and bought one with lights on it. I didn't get it on sale because I had to buy it for this Christmas but I hope I like the tall skinny tree. We have had a big full one for years.

I like your $7.50 ornament too:)

Linda said...

Your tree looks wonderful, Rondell~ I love the tree skirt, too! Thanks for stopping by!

Ana said...

Hi Rondell,
Don't you just love those pre-lit trees? I love, love, love mine! So easy to put up. Yours, all in silver looks absolutely beautiful. Oh, and just love your chandy ornament. Have a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Rene said...

Your tree is beautiful. I am always a little jealous of my friend when she pulls her artificial tree from the attic and flips on the lights with a remote. Putting the lights on is the hardest part.


Tina said...

Rondell, your tree is stunning!! I Love the gorgeous chandy ornament!! I love your Xmas header too:) Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week ~ Tina xx

Debbie said...

Hi there Rondell. What I spied and loved was that tarnished silver tray. Your tree is so pretty, and just the right size and ornaments. Happy Holidays!