Just When I Thought I Was finished Decorating.

by Sherry

I thought my Christmas decorating was finished until I made a trip to Michaels.

Their 70% off all Christmas items lured me in.
How could I resist that?
I purchased my sweet Mother-in-law a wreath, which I wrapped without taking a
picture.  These faux snow covered sticks were added to my $10 Walmart Olive Bucket,
along with free trimmings from Home Depot.
New ornaments were added to the tree….
Looks like the Paperwhites will not be blooming in time for Christmas but we will
be able to enjoy them in the new year.
Did you know adding alcohol, even rubbing alcohol, to the water will keep the Paperwhites
from getting too tall?   We will see if this really works.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you Wednesday evening at the Open House party.
French Country Love has 30% of the entire store through December.

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Squeak December 17, 2013 - 8:03 pm

You're tree looks great!

If you want the paperwhites to bloom for Christmas, either turn up the heat in the room you currently have them in or, if that's not feasible, put them in a warmer room.

Kelly December 17, 2013 - 8:31 pm

You sound like me. Seems I'm always tweaking things all the way to Christmas day! You've found some great new things. You can't beat those Christmas sales.

[email protected] Infuse With Liz December 17, 2013 - 9:05 pm

You did ok at Michaels! I like the arrangement you made with the bucket. The new ornaments add some nice wow to your tree. I went in there the first day of the 70% off and it looked like the displays were stripped bare. They had condensed everything to a few areas. I got some poinsettias to put in a pot and I spent less than $3.00!

Leslie Harris December 17, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Sherry I love the way you style your home for Christmas. And how did I miss that Walmart olive bucket?! What a deal. I have to get one. The shade of aqua bulbs on your little tree was on my mind this year but I never had a chance to collect any. Maybe next year when we're down by the beach. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas season.

Babs Richman December 17, 2013 - 10:54 pm

Great arrangements! I hit Michael's yesterday and found the 70% sale, too, but it was really picked over. I did get a couple of things, though..yay. I'm still decorating,too..just finished a tablescape in the kitchen. I'll see you at the party. Thanks for hosting.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish December 17, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Hi Sherry, I have a surprise for you over at my blog! Also wanted to ask if you would like to host a giveaway for me sometime soon?
Of course you probably can guess, but I LOVE the paper whites planted in the red transferware tureen / casserole. You'll have to show us pics once they bloom! We just got our tree up last night and haven't put a single ornament on yet.


Barb @ A Life in Balance December 18, 2013 - 10:02 am

I love paperwhites! I set mine up to bloom early. They're almost done. My amaryllis are blooming now.

I didn't know about the rubbing alcohol. I put my bulbs in tall vases just for the height issue. Thanks for the tip.

The Tablescaper December 18, 2013 - 2:25 pm

I don't know if it was the late Thanksgiving or what, but I just can't seem to get done! I prefer that my paperwhites bloom after Christmas. There is so much going on at Christmas that it's nice to have something to look forward to afterwards.

Merry Christmas. I'd love to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.

– The Tablescaper

Vel Criste December 18, 2013 - 3:58 pm

I won't be able to resist that too, glad there's no MIchaels close by! Love all the updates!

Katie Mansfield December 18, 2013 - 8:16 pm

You have got to love 70% off. I love the branches.

priscilla December 18, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Great buys ! Might have to run to Michaels 🙂

[email protected] Designs December 18, 2013 - 9:21 pm

As far as decorating for Christmas, it seems like you are never done…I find myself tweaking things right up till Christmas Eve…love your tree!!!

peggybraswell December 19, 2013 - 5:38 pm

I am always tweaking decorations + you are not alone. Merry Christmas to you & yours. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com


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