Friday, October 24, 2008

The five dollar "Bargain?"

The Tree Story....

A couple years ago when I was dropping stuff off at the Salvation Army and they had new, artificial trees,unopened in boxes, for $5! I thought it was a great deal and bought one for my homemade ornaments from my kids , family and friends...and I put it in my room...
Then I thought how neat it'd be to put a tree in my dining room-so I went back and bought another...

"They're so inexpensive , I could put one in the kids' rooms!" So, I put one in Levi's with G. I. Joe's on it ( hard to see!) and one in Lily's room with her stuffed animals on it.


And finally I bought a small one and put it in the our bathroom.

I've always had a big tree in our living room for my glass ornaments...and its takes alot of time to put the lights on it, then the ornaments. After I put trees all over the house, it took so much more time to put everything away! However,the next year the kids were so excited for the trees in their rooms...and I didnt want to spoil the fun... so I decorated Levi's in Lego creations he made, and on Lily's tree I put all pink and bright colored ornaments.(sorry no pic's) Afterwards I vowed"No More trees! 5 is too much!"

Why did I purchase these "bargain/burdens?"


But..............now that "fall" is rolling around and since it never really "feels" like Christmas here..I'm thinkin it might be nice (next month) to pull out my decorations, play the Christmas music and deck out my "$5 Bargain trees!"

1 comment:

livinginparadise said...

I loved your glass ornament tree last year. It was so pretty!