Saturday, December 13, 2008

Romantic Keepsake Tree

I figured since I'm entering my Candy Cane Tree in Tip Junkie's Christmas Tree contest, I didn't want my real tree to feel left out! This is the tree I was talking about that was $300. Of course, I waited until after Christmas and sent out the hubby to buy it at 75% off.

















I've had the decorations on this tree for quite some time. I'm normally a bright color person, but I fell in love with the victorian-esque look of the gold, greens, pinks, and purples. I bought these all the day after Christmas and got them for next to nothing!

If you want to make a themed tree, that is the most frugal way to do it! Buy everything AFTER CHRISTMAS! It's so much less expensive and makes having different themed trees affordable. If you have a few different themes, you won't tire of them easily. I intend to go out the day after Christmas this year and look for a new theme for next year!

I put all of our special ornaments on this tree; My first Christmas ornament my Mom saved for me, our first married Christmas ornament, the midget's first Christmas ornament, and other special ornaments.

I think it turned out especially beautiful this year! If you do, GO VOTE FOR ME starting on 12/20/08!

12 comments:

annaliese said...

oh! it is so pretty--I will definitely vote for it!

Crazy Momma said...

Beautiful! We haven't even put our tree up yet. I was thinking this weekend but now I am sick and not sure I can deal with it all...

Bah HUMBUG :)

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

wow, it is so pretty. It looks like one of those trees that are pre-decorated in the store so that it looks perfect, but you managed that look by yourself!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i like the tree...super fancy smancy!!! so not spicy and colorful like i thought it would be...i guess we all have fancy nancy sides! and i'm so off to vote!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I love it, gorgeous tree... love colors and the feel of it.

Cece

The Arthur Clan said...

This photo is so pretty Carrie ~ I love the glow that surrounds the tree.

I also bought our tree on the day after Christmas several years ago. Definitely the way to go when you are buying any type of Christmas decorations. Great minds think alike, eh?! ;)

Kat said...

Your tree is gorgeous! I love that you do a theme. One day when I don't have little people and kitties...I will do more than one tree. And ones with themes. Besides Barbie. Or Star Wars.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Beautiful tree!

Deanna said...

Such a pretty, pretty tree! Everything I have bought in my Christmas decor I have bought on sale and at after Christmas sales. Love it!

Teresa R said...

I could never do a themed tree...too much mish-mash of ornaments in our collection and I can't bear to buy many new ones, even on sale after the holidays.

onawa said...

gorgeous!!!

Aubrey said...

So pretty!
I know I already have my eye on a $300 tree. I'm ready to pounce at the after Christmas sales!