Friday, December 12, 2008

The Candy Cane Tree

Okay folks, Tip Junkie is having a Christmas Tree contest, so I am doing a little bit of close-up on my Candy Cane (2nd floor) Christmas Tree (because I think it's cool means everyone else should, right?).

We moved to a new home last year and broke our artificial tree in the move. I didn't want to pay full price for a new tree, so I was a little unsure what to do. The only one I loved was $299! While I was walking down the aisle at Wal-Mart, I saw a 6 1/2 foot white pre-lit tree for less than $30!! I'd never considered a white tree before (actually kind of made fun of them *snicker*), but the price was right! By the way, Wal-Mart still has these trees, but they've gone up to $35. Still a bargain in my mind.

I decorated it with a red and white tree skirt, red garland, some red, white, and silver ornaments and a silver angel. I bought peppermint candy canes to hang on the branches and ta-daaaa, a Candy Cane Christmas Tree! Now I have a beautiful full-size tree to put up on our 2nd floor landing for years to come, and all for less than $50!

p.s. GO VOTE FOR ME starting on the 20th!!


8 comments:

annaliese said...

I like this one, too! I will be putting in my votes as soon as I can!

mommaof4wife2r said...

ok, im an idiot...voting doesn't start until the 20th, and it says that. i'm all over tip junkie looking for th button to vote. grrr...anyway, i love the white tree!

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

Adorable tree!! I have found myself wanting a white tree many times.

Cece

The Arthur Clan said...

I love the red and white that you used with this tree ~ so pretty for Christmas!

Kat said...

I love the white! And for that cheap...very cool. I wonder if I could get one for my basement. No kitties wander down there. But I don't think that there are any open corners...crud...

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great tree. Red & white always look so good together!

Teresa R said...

I'll be voting for your tree...uh, can I vote for both your trees? If not, then this one has my vote!

onawa said...

love it!!!! MINTY!