I got started almost 18 years ago… did a friends house, that turned into 5 houses, that turned into 20 houses that is now 70-80 trees….
I am writing a “hot to get started book” that will be out sometime in 2012
We use clients ornaments and then add to them each year ….make notes and plans for the next year….but all the decorations become theirs. Some clients I have bought everything for. Every house is different.
I buy lots of stuff locally, also at market in Dallas….shop after Christmas sales….over twenty years, have lots of sources.
Do I prefer real or artificial? ARTIFICIAL 100 per cent.
Real trees which we did 2 of this year are 10 times harder.
No rhythm or reason how we put the stuff on… We add ornaments, sticks, picks, ribbons all at the same time…
Some days we start at the bottom, some days the top and some day the middle. Normally two of us start on the tree. One Elf starts on the mantle or mantles, another elf on the staircases, then another elf will be putting out all the Christmas Décor. If there are multiple trees we try and get them all going at once.
No such thing as too much on a tree…The more textures, shapes, ribbons, ornaments you have the better the look
We start working on the schedule in July and August.
We do the take down on about 20 houses…Especially the really large jobs…We are the best packers…
Hope that answered some questions…. Have a great week.
I am a wife to Jack, Mom to Greg and Amanda, Mother-in-law to Micah and Dana. Grammy to Parker, Jack, Austin and Grayson, which just happens to be the best job I have EVER had.
I have owned Baskets and Bows for the past 17 years, which primarily is a gift basket business year around and a Holiday Decorating service for 3 months out of the year.
I live in Louisiana. I am an admitted Christmas and Disney addict! Your interest in my "tree decorating" business, on my family blog, Teresa's Treasures, is the reason for this special blog. I plan to give you tips, pictures, and stories that will help you make your holiday decorating a bit easier and most of all MAGICAL. That's my goal for all my clients and I hope I can pass that on to you.
Feel free to email me any questions you may have. I will try my best to answer or help you solve decorating problems.
You may find the blog title strange if you have not been a reader of my family blog. Check out the link to MY FAMILY and I think you will understand. Ten years ago, just as the baby born in Bethlehem on Christmas Day changed my life, a Baby Boy named Parker radically changed our lives. Both of those babies are the best things that EVER happened to me. When Faith Hill sang this song last year, it just became my favorite. If music on the blog bothers you or you are not a Faith Hill fan, feel free to mute it on the player.