So here is our tree. The only thing that survived was the gold ornaments They were kept in a seperate cabinet and didn't fall off the shelves in the attic. Everything else was bought this year and this tree cost $102 to decorate.
I think it's pretty beautiful! Most everything was bought at the dollar store or the $2 section at target. The first thing I did was the lights of course, then I added all the big elements. The dollar store icicles take up alot of space and for a dollar each, they are worth every penny. The bells and huge balls are from target and they were $2 each. I then started adding the little items like the balls and puffs. I also added about 25 pheasant feathers that I had left over from thanksgiving. I think the key to a good looking tree is to put little plained ornaments inside the tree more, about 3 inches inside and then put the more ornate or glittery ornaments on the outside. The top is more pheasant feathers, color feathers and bling from target. I forgot the angel topper was from us, she survived also.
Next to the tree I decorated my tabletop with the leftovers.
I have different silver candlesticks year round with the candles. They aren't originally all silver, I just pick them up at thrift stores and spray paint them. I added icicles from the dollar store to the bottom of some of the candles and replaced some candles with leftover ornaments. I also took a little pin and stuck some to the front of the plain candle to dress them up.
Since we lost so much I have alot of decor to make and rearrange so I am going to try to post every day this month. Also I am part of a 25 days of christmas group and hopefully you will be able to enjoy some new bloggers this month.
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December 9th - Pounds 4 Pennies
December 10th -. Smitten by Abigail
December 11th - Empty Nest
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December 15th - My Simple Walk
December 16th - Clipper Girls Saving Spot
December 17th - Musings From a Sahm
December 18th - Larissa Hill
December 19th - Coupons for Wisconsin
December 20th - Allergy Free Cookery
December 21st - Liz Finding My Own Life
December 22nd - A is A Family
December 23rd - Lee Me and the Girls
December 24th - My Crazy Bliss
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