Okay, so I have been promising to show you my Christmas tree, my messy house and my "white" tree.. I will show the all except my messy house.. only because i didn't want to bother trying to get a picture of it! LOL..
so.. as I told you before, I went to Canada a few weeks ago and besides teaching classes, I also got the chance to TAKE a class from miss Carol Wingert.. ONE Freaking talented lady!! Well, I made this incredible mini album.. called the "White book". It's full of mostly just kraft colored papers, vintage Christmas clipart and white embellishments.. plus we used this white paint stuff that was more like chalk and for the LIFE of me i can't remember the name of it now! AHH! Anyhow, Here is the picture of the finished book and one of the inside pages.. I JUST LOVE it.. so totally out of my comfort zone. I love glitter too and this book was full of it. Kinda hard to see on the pictures, but WOW.. loved it.
Well it inspired me SO much that I wanted to come home and do a "white" tree. I already had most of my decorations for our main tree, (pretty much the same as last year, but instead of the white accents with the red and green, I found these GORGEOUS glittered bronze/copper birds.. so I decided to take the white out our main tree and have the tree be red, green and copper..more of that later).. but so anyhow.. I wanted a "white tree, so I saw these fun 4' trees on sale at Michaels for $29.99 each. They came pre-light and were either in this fun ornamental "box" (for the base) or a more Tuscany style pot thing.. I opted for the white base, since most of the wood, carpet and walls in my house are brown. I needed something to contrast. PLUS it went perfect with the 'White" tree concept. I bought tree of them.. one for the white tree, and two for outside on our front porch! I didn't take picture of those, but will when we get all our "outside" decorations up..
anyhow.. so I had all of these left over white ornaments from not using them on our big tree and so I didn't even have to buy a thing for it. All of the ornaments, balls, ribbons, garland.. everything came from the Dollar store last year.. and then the wonderful women from Canada last year.. (same event as above).. sent me these two gorgeous white glittered ornaments all the way from New Brunswick for Christmas. I almost died! They were so gorgeous.. so everything just fit so perfectly on the tree. It sits in my front entry way of our house.. right as you walk in.. and I love it..
So next to the white tree, I have my "entry way" table. I haven't quite finished decorating it yet, but I have all of these candles from years past, and I so I found this fun wreath on sale at JoAnn's.. and just put the candle on a "plate" I got for a $1.00! and put the wreath around it. Then I have this cool glass vase I got at a local store here called " real deals.. LOVE That store.. you can also find glass vases like this at Wal-mart or craft stores.. Wal-mart has them for CHEAP those (under 10 bucks). Anyhow.. just filled them up with the balls left over from years past, that had the tops "pulled" off them by kids.. it worked out perfect. I still have a few more things to put on the table.. but I like it. Above it sits a picture of Christ and the Family Proclamation.. (which is up actually all year round).. but so fitting at Christmas time.
So our Main Christmas tree, like I said it alot of things left over from last year and the year before, but I wanted to take out the white and put in the copper to give it a more "homey" feel.. much like our "old" house is.. just cozy and comfy.. so here is our tree. I found these dang cute birds at the Dollar Tree store (they had them in gold and in white too).. and then I also found a bunch of "copper and bronze" embellishments at the dollar store too, like picks, feathers, balls.. etc.. all fit perfectly! and cheap! I found these cool felt stars too.. SOO dang cute.. they had them in red and green.. so I bought the green ones for the tree.. and bought a few packs of red ones for craft/scrapbooking projects. I thought they would Be SOO Cute in a mini album.. I bought a few of those ATC rounders from 7 Gypsies, and i want to make a few Christmas "albums" using those.. one of them I wanted to do red, black and green, and I thought these stars would be cute like cut in half.. and halfway on the page.. LOVE em. They are so intricate.. they had ornament shaped ones too, and also reindeer ones too. They came 4 to a pack.. and they are about 4-5" wide.. that's pretty good deal..
anyhow, so that's my my story..
I have some news about my health.. and exercising again.. but this post is so long.. and we don't want to spoil it with boring talk about me and my health! LOL.. so I will post about it later..