Do you see our Christmas tree from last year in the picture above? We got a brand new tree and I never decorated it. You'd think I would have been excited to make it pretty. Well, I procrastinate on our tree like you might when packing your house for a move. I LOVE decorating for Christmas with my family but the tree is another story. Below is a picture of our tree from the year before (2010). I'm a perfectionist about it, it takes me hours, I make sure it's all balanced and coordinated. YUCK! The worst part is my daughter barely gets to participate because I'm busy balancing it. ICKY! I do not want to be that person. I remember what is was like to be that daughter. It's time for a CHRISTMAS TREE INTERVENTION, tell it to your neighbor!!!
Please don't get me wrong, I think a coordinated tree is beautiful, but it takes me too long and I am done. Here's the new plan: I saw this amazing tree (see below) at Kuhl-Linscomb with jumbo poinsettias bursting through the limbs. It was so simple. Their tree looked so easy with such big style. I loved it!
The idea is for the giant poinsettias to balance the tree with high style and my family (not just me) can add our special/collected/home made ornaments all around them. Sounds like fun and I won't procrastinate! K-L's poinsettias were more than I could afford (I think around $70 each). So I went to google after I didn't make it to the store for a possible post-holiday clearance. Only one website had what I was looking for and I'd never heard of them, Great Rooms Decor. Her Large Faux Poinsettias were $22 each with a quantity discount of 10% when you buy six or more. So I took a chance on the unfamiliar and ordered.
|Great Rooms Decor|
The chance payed off and I was so impressed when I opened this box! Top quality!
The flowers are 22" in diameter and they are amazing!
At the Nutcracker Market my sister and I picked up this mercury glass owl tree topper from a new booth, The Antique Cottage. I think it's going to be so cute!
I might try to find a basket and cut out the bottom. Such a good looking update to the tree skirt.
I'm looking forward to relaxing about our tree and saying good-bye to my crazy ways. If you like this idea, the poinsettias will ship in 1-2 days and you can get them in time to decorate! I'll post my finished tree here but in the meantime visualize from the ground up: basket skirt, bursting jumbo poinsettias throughout surrounded by our ornaments full of memories topped with a cute sparkling owl.
I can't wait to tell my daughter she can put the ornaments where ever she wants!!!