It’s been quite awhile since we ventured out and bought a real tree for Christmas, so this year I was pretty excited to head to our local Fred Meyer and snag a beautiful Noble Fir for $30. Compared to the $20 fake tree we’ve been using since the kids were born (now their tree!) I’d say that’s not too bad! The next step will be keeping my eye out for clearance sales on a nice pre-lit fake tree. Which do you prefer, real or fake?
Anyhow, I was able to find a 70 ornament kit from TJMaxx for $25 as well as packs of these beautiful faux crystal drop ornaments. I love, love, LOVE them! I was joking with the kids like I could wear them for earrings. Lol (A bit much, I know.) Other than that, I just wrapped the tree with some pretty scrolly gold and sheer ribbon from Fred Meyer and covered the base with some muslin fabric. One of these days I’ll either buy or make a real tree skirt.
(Psss….you’re also getting a glimpse of one of the steal of a cybermonday deals I got from rugsusa.com!)
We still need to cut the top so the star isn’t sticking up so high.
I love it SO much I told my hubby I wasn’t going to do any other decorating for Christmas.
His mouth about hit the floor, and shortly after he picked it up I think he pledged in his mind to get a real tree every year from here on out. Haha!
Here’s the kid’s tree ~ their first ever! Like the Pom-pom touch??? Lol – They actually weren’t too excited about the whole thing until the ball got rolling. Now they love that they just got to do “whatever” and even hang candy canes on it! Yes…there are a few missing.
I put my favorite ornament toward the top of their tree. It’s John 3:16 and the rest
of the verse finishes on the back.
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
As for our mantle, I was hoping to get a large mirror and wreath, candles, etc., but at this point I’ve kept it to our simple nativity scene. It will most likely stay this way with the busy season, but that’s okay with me. I need to paint some furniture I think!
I wish I had something a bit “more” for Danielle’s Mantle Party today,
but it’s a simple reminder to me in regards to my faith that Christ is all I need.
I hope you are having fun with decorating and family/friend fun this year.
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