Monday, December 3, 2012

O Christmas Tree, How I Hate You

You know the saying "less is more?" What I've discovered this year is that "more is more" when it comes to decorating a Christmas tree.

(Well, that is unless you want a Charlie Brown tree, and that's the look you're going for, then less is more, because, less is less, right? I'm confused.)

Isn't this one from Sweet Something Design just gorgeous?

Anyway, with our move to the lakehouse, I wanted to go for a more "natural" look with our tree, the problem was: A) we have an artificial tree (around $80 clearance from Target after Christmas sale six years ago,) that is sparse and you can see the individual levels and B) going "natural" can be costly even if you are shopping the sales (i.e. burlap garland runs between $9.99-$11.99 a roll!)

As usual, I decorate on a budget, heck, there isn't even a budget for Christmas decorating, more like I decorate as cheaply as possible.

So back to my story, I put up my tree, trimmed it, had a housewarming party, and hated how it looked, so instead of shopping (Husband would die) with the exception of a few rustic ornaments that I bought for a dollar a piece, I decided to just keep adding and adding all the ornaments, ribbons, etc.,  I've ever owned until I filled that tree up so you could not longer see the gaps between the levels.

Ahh...that's better. Let's call this "chaotic tree trimming."

I mean we have all sorts of crap whimsical trimmings here like candles, glass ornaments, ribbons, homemade star ornaments and those little sparkly green rattan balls (which I didn't bother to hang, I pretty much threw them in there and let them land where they may! Ha!)

So how does it look? It looks fantabulous! Well, let's not get carried away...

I think it will do, for this year anyway. ;)


  1. I actually think it looks really pretty! :) I like it a lot! Nice work! Stopping by from SITS.

  2. Cute tree! Living at the lake sounds so nice right about now. Thanks for the follow. Liking your blog on facebook!
    Katie from the simple lane


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