Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Visions of Sugarplums

One of my favorite new traditions that my family has done the last three or four years is decorating trees for the Festival of Trees! I love to decorate and wish that I had more money to be able to buy or make things for my home. This is a great way for me to get to do that a little bit. It's so fun to go shopping and buy all the things you would like to use for a dream tree of your own and put it all together. I realized that this could be my last year because we'll be moving away, and I will miss it so much next year when I hear about my mom and sisters doing their trees. I was able to do a full sized tree and a smaller alpine tree. The Festival of Trees opens today and goes through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. all week long. Try to stop by and check out all the beautiful of trees and help support the Development Workshop. Steph and I are also selling our crocheted earrings that you can find here at the Festival of Trees Boutique. This is the smaller tree that I did at about midnight-2:00 a.m. I'm so glad that Jess, Steph, and Katie were able to help me get it done! I love this color combo; I would probably do a tree like this if I could spend a bunch of money on mine.
"Visions of Sugarplums"
When we went to Taipan Trading to get our stuff for our tree Olivia told me that she really wanted to do lime green and plum for the tree and I was a little reluctant because I had other ideas in mind, but I ended up loving the colors. Of course Livi was really proud of the fact that it was her idea and likes to rub it in my face. Oh well. My good friend, Jessica, was able to come help us decorate and it was so fun to talk and hang out with her.

My uncle Dave and aunt Janell with their tree. I think that Dave is trying to look as manly as possible because he had just helped Janell with her tree, but I think it's cool that he was willing to help her. It looked beautiful, Dave! :)
"Merry and Bright"
Becca and Steph's tree was so beautiful. I loved the color combo and the bird cage with the little nest and birds inside. They always do a great job.

11 comments:

lisapow said...

Great work ladies! It is beautiful!

Katie said...

Cute pictures Missy! : ) Thank you for letting me help you guys decorate this year! It was lots of fun!

Steph said...

That was so fun! I look forward to this all year long. I hope our trees sell right away! :) Your trees look great.

Taylor and Lyndsi said...

The trees look beautiful! Awesome job! Sorry I couldn't make it! I miss all of you! You look great Missy!

Bobby Sue said...

What a wonderful tradition!

Judy said...

I went twice yesterday! I can't believe ALL the beautiful work your family does. You guys are amazingly talented. And ALL the trees I liked........was your family's! Super fun. You are so cute. It was fun to see your mom!

manda baker said...

Your trees look beautiful! Jess showed me when she came back this past weekend. I cant wait to see them in person! Love the traditional bff picture :]

Jaimi said...

You guys are so talented. They are all gorgeous! Maybe one day, I can hire you to decorate a tree for me!(:

Roseanne said...

Wow you did so good! I love Christmas trees. I'd have one in every room if I could.

Melissa G. said...

I just wanted to say be sure to check the Pioneer Woman's winner list! Because YOU are on it! You won one of her cookbooks!!
I just found comment #22167 to see if I was the Missy listed but alas I was not... YOU were! =) So congratulations!
And that tree is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Doug and Kate said...

Those trees are super cute! I can't believe the amount of creative talent you possess :)