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Don’t hate me because I have a jump on holiday decorating. Yup. I have Christmas tree up already. I couldn’t help myself! The calendar is just a blur and I swore last year I was taking a cue from my mother-in-law and starting to decorate in October.
Well, that didn’t happen either but hello November, I am ready for you!
Getting our first tree up was fantastically easy because I skipped that treacherous dance with the attic stairs – a prerequisite to free our holiday bins from their off-season storage. Instead of taking my life into my own hands, I went to At Home and bought every single blessed thing. Every bit of it, and I didn’t break the bank or an arm either. We came home, unwrapped my goodies and had it up and displayed in less time that it would have required to nag the hubs to haul everything down from the hinterlands for me.
I’m seriously considering doing it for every room in my house. Not kidding at all.
This all started with the countdown to Gran and Grandpa’s holiday visit. I really wanted to put a tree in our guest room for them. Seeing as how that room has a decidedly British flair, there was obviously a distinct color palate that I wanted to maintain. I knew that At Home has aisles and aisles of color blocked ornaments on display, so finding what would work would be super efficient.
Although…. I was very tempted at some of these themes they’ve already curated. I was seriously considering chucking the plan and going with this sea side theme.
They go on for days!
I was dying over every stinkin’ piece of it. (Note to self: See if tree will fit in bathroom.)
And I have always, always, always wanted an all white tree. These woodland animals had me and the cupcake “awing” for a good 5 minutes.
But back to the mission at hand. I was torn between a blue tree, a red tree, a gold tree, or a white tree. Since At Home as 101 varieties of artificial Christmas Trees, my biggest decision was picking the tree color.
Ultimately, I decided to go with white and found a 4 foot tree for only $25!
Now that we had that sorted, I needed the ornaments to be blue or red. We dove into the Peppermint Jazz selection and loaded up the cart.
Everything was so reasonably priced, I said “yes” to nearly everything the Cupcake wanted, including these soccer ornaments that she found in another aisle.
Here’s what we chose.
With the exception of the signs, nothing was more than $4.99 and most were $1.99 or $2.99 each!
Setting the tree up was done in less than 5 minutes, and only took three steps: open box and pull out tree, put feet on tree, fluff tree. It barely shed at all! The ornaments didn’t take much longer.
I absolutely love how it turned out.
At Home truly has an unmatched assortment of indoor and outdoor décor items for Christmas – and more. Seriously, the people behind me in line were buying mattresses. We didn’t even get deep enough into the store to see that they had mattresses! Although we did spend a long time in the patio furniture cushions – seeing as how our pool was just finished in October, that’s another area sorely in need of some decorating TLC.
Have you started Holiday decorating yet? Which At Home Christmas decorative theme would you choose? Tell me in the comments below!