Sunday, December 11, 2011


Time to announce the winner of the Christmas Giveaway


I need to get your address in the next day so I can get it shipped….

Here are some links I want to share that I loved
Two posts I loved by a blogger I love Amy, go here and here

 Now for  a few answers to your questions…

We wire everything…NO HOOKS

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 D├ęcor.
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.


whimzie said...

After helping with the decorations for all the trees at the Club, I can not believe you wire all of those ornaments on. I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

Thank you for the sweet words about my posts. I sure hope you're being a good patient. You don't want scare Amanda away from becoming a nurse!! ;)

Leslee said...

Thank you for the answers to some of my questions! I am still in amazement of all that you do...