A few years ago we decided to invest in a pre lit Christmas tree. While I love real trees, I didn't love the mess they made. I swear I was vacuuming pine needles until July! They just got everywhere and I was sick of the mess. So I thought a pre lit tree would be so easy not having to deal with putting lights on/off the tree. WRONG!
The first year we had the tree, THREE sections of lights went out. I was not happy! So I called the company and the tree was still under warranty, so I was able to get replacement lights at no charge. My tree was still up way into January, no ornaments, just the tree, waiting for the lights to come so I could restring my pre lit tree. What a pain that was and it took for ever to do. Never again I thought.
Fast forward to this year, tree all decorated and then this:
Notice Remy's head is in the picture, he just wouldn't move. So if I can give one little bit of advice, don't buy a prelit tree, they're just not worth the money!!!!!!
Here's a little snowman corner that makes me happy to look at:
These are little snowman pillows my mom made.
Next is our collection of Nutcrackers.
As I was editing this next picture, I noticed that everything on this table came from a yard sale or good will, with the exception of the lamp and the metal Christmas tree. I guess one man's junk is another (wo)man's treasure!
I liked the folk art feel of these metal Santa's and found the little metal tree at Target one year.
Looking on pinterest and reading one of my favorite blogs,
I found this quick and easy project using porcelain ornaments and ultra fine sharpie pens. Luckily I had everything all ready(thanks to the stash!) so I made some up the other night. Give it a try!
The New town Conn. tragedy has broken my heart, as I"m sure it has yours too. I can't even imagine what those poor parents and family members are going through. Please remember to keep them in your prayers.
Until next time everyone,