Monday, September 6, 2010

WOW, I never expected to have such a huge response to the first HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY of the year!  I am thrilled to have so many new readers. Once the season starts, its tough to post and it makes it much easier if I know I am helping someone.  This year we are hoping to give you lots of tree ideas early.  I am going to give you a little teaser at the end of this post...Before I announce the winners, I will describe a little of the life of a tree decorator. The last week in August and all of September you will find me unloading boxes, sorting ornaments and ribbon, stock piling lights, garland, picks, berries, grapevine, wire, making last minute trips to market,double and triple checking the schedule,glancing at every holiday magazine I can find for new ideals, checking on delivery dates for live garland.  Really it is not near as glamorous as it sounds.       My husband just informed me that there were 102 boxes left in our storage building.  I got twenty boxes unpacked yesterday and that took me a lot of hours.  My body reminded me today that I am no longer 35 or 45 for that matter...This is one of the jobs that I almost HAVE TO DO myself, or I won't know where things are once we began work.  I am also mentally decorating four new houses that we have. Thinking about all we need, as these houses are totally starting over.  A NEW LOOK!Another part of my job is looking for good trees for my customers that need new ones. I don't actually sell trees, but I try to find them the best tree for the best price...if you are getting a new tree, USE your old tree in your yard as a decoration..GREAT light effect at no cost...RECYCLE IT.  That's not really a tip, but seems people never think of that. 
Here is the tip....Buy a white tree. I have never liked white trees, don't do any, but we came up with so many theme trees that we could do on this little (I think 3 or 4 ft) tree late last year.  We went and bought everyone we could find for this year...In the next few weeks, I will show you a transformed tree. 

OK, for the FIRST ORNAMENT WINNERS THIS SEASON, ( don't worry there will be many more) are
Kelly at Blessed Mama, Blessed Wife
Trish at Me and My Boys
Both are super cute blogs that I want to read more of. If you stop by these blogs and say hello, I will make SURE you get two entries in the next ornament GIVEAWAY.  That will come later this week when I have my first guest poster.  While I am unpacking ornaments, hundreds of them, its a good time to give some away.  Be sure and check out my main blog for a little catch up on the littles and of course a little football.


Chris H said...

Congrats to the winners, I live in hope of winning one of your special decorations! I have never thought of getting a white tree. We have our last old tree to one of our daughters, so no tree in the yard here.

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Wow! You just made my day! Thank you sooooo much! I am so exited about this :)

I am really looking forward to seeing more of your blog. Your job is so unique - and I just love the title of it!

Thanks again!!! Have a blessed day :)

The Real Me! said...

I've been looking for a white tree just that size. WHERE did you get it?
I'm doing a small themed tree in my craft room this year and I can't find a small white tree and I started looking last Christmas!

trish said...

Thanks for picking ME!!!! My tree will love the "new BLING" :O)

And over 100 boxes of Christmas stuff....YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!

Kat said...

Congrats to the winners!

Can't wait to see what you do with the white trees. I've never owned one.


♥Georgie♥ said...

cute tree! and congrats to the winners!!! Lucky ladies

Nezzy said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky winners! Yep, you are a busy one and we aren't gettin' any younger are we? Heeehehehehe!!!

Have a great day filled with lovely blessings!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats to the winners!
I thought about getting a white tree this year, never been a fan before but thought why not.

PEA said...

Woohoo, congratulations to your two winners, no doubt they were absolutely thrilled:-) I'll go over and congratulate them as well on their blog!! Goodness, Teresa, I have 6 totes of Christmas decorations and it takes me a while to get through them, I can't even imagine over 122 totes!! You certainly have found your niche, though, because you decorate trees so very beautifully. xoxo

Debby said...

I really don't know how you do it.
I love Christmas and I love my decorations but as I get older it just seems to get harder to get motivated. You are my Hero!

Just Married with Coupons said...

Hi Grammy! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! You are so sweet and kind. I am so glad to be reading your blog.. I just love it already!! Your outlook is simply inspiring and contagious! =]

-Dawn & Raphael

susan said...

It sounds as if you are doing all the "grunt" work that makes the glamour possible! I do a small white tree in red and blue every year--Ole Miss colors! Can't wait to see your ideas! Going to visit your winners now!