Monday, December 8, 2008

decorating update

okay, i got home from work and had my traditional Monday nite after work meal......TACO JOHNS.........(husband is out of town, working)........and looked at the chaos around me...and almost backed out of my plan..........to decorate the tree TONITE..........JUST the tree.....if i could ONLY get JUST the TREE done TONITE!........but i was oh so tired........Michael's is a ZOO right now...and many customers are very stressed and CRABBY....to say the least.........it just takes everything out of me...to be nice that is....JK!........well, that is true, sometimes........but usually a friendly smile turns them around.......and when it doesn't.......i get outta there! ;-)!..........so i ate my meal...and felt somewhat rejuvenated........so tackled the tree!......here is what husband did:



pathetic, huh?.......i asked him to pleeeeeeze put it together and "fluff" it.....i asked, oh so nicely.........but he oh so nicely told me he wasn't so good at "fluffing"..........so this is how i started tonite,
then....i turned on the lights and did a bit of FLUFFING......i actually HATE this tree.....it is a CHEAPO from Walmart......and i really would love to have a REAL tree, as we always used to when the kids were little........until i JUST could NOT take putting on and taking off lights for one more Christmas..........and could NOT take poking my fingers and hands with those horrid needles when taking the tree down.........so i have resorted to FAKE........i feel like a real deserter for forsaking the beautiful, wonderful REAL trees.........but fake is easier, i just wish i had a fake that really looked REAL...........anyway......

still....oh so pathetic.....i mean, REALLY........so following is the progression of the ugly tree!

well, not so bad after all.........it is so covered you wouldn't be able to tell if it is cheap or expensive, real or fake......well, then again....maybe you CAN....nevertheless...at the end of a LONG evening...i am now a much happier camper, to have my tree DONE........now, on to tomorrow....for the REST of the story........i might be done by tomorrow night after all!!!

the FOLLOWING is a little

VINTAGE EYE CANDY for you!

these are bowls i brought home from PA!...aren't they delectable??? bring back any memories?? the mixing bowls were still in the original box and appear to have never been used(don't you just LOVE the way they "nest" together......and don't you LOVE the colors???)..........after Christmas, i MUST find a setting for these in my kitchen! ;-)

7 comments:

Mel said...

I like the bowls. Next year buy a real nice fake tree. I have one. They are not that bad. I bought mine at Macy's. It is a pre lit tree. It was worth it cuzz I HATE putting lights on the tree. Merry Christmas.

Debbie said...

Your tree turned out just beautiful - I was not so sure in pictures one and two - however, it looks great!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love, the bowls and dishes. Aren't you glad your mil never used them. It's just like she saved them just for you.

I might do something like that on purpose so that my kids have some neat stuff to find when they clean out my house. Leave notes in stuff so that they know where it came from, then their cleaning will be much more enjoyable (I hope).

Anonymous said...

Humf.............I don't see much difference in your "fluffing"!
But the tree looks great now! Are we "over the hump"?

Sandi Hixson said...

uh...very funny HONEY......i deleted your last comment.....somehow it just didn't sound "good"......HUSBAND......i get it.....but don't think anyone else would!!!........and my "FLUFFING" is better than yours, since you didn't do ANY!
;-)........but thanks for putting the tree up anyway sweetie!

Hannah said...

Mom, your tree looks wonderful!!!!!!

Heidi Zawisza said...

I love the bowls!! Wish I had them!!