Christmas Tree Decorating with Sears

It's that time again, that magical time of year when we get to transform our homes into lovely winter wonderlands. Our family tradition is to break out the tree on Thanksgiving.  My sweet husband works on the tree while I work on the Thanksgiving feast.  Early this week I was thinking about our decorations and came to a crazy conclusion… my tree trimmings are seriously out of date!

{Here is a picture of my tree a few years ago… I bit out of date even then!}

After Mike and I were married eleven years ago I started to slowing build a collection of tree trimmings thinking that that was the best route to take. A little at a time, piece by piece I would after a couple of years have a beautiful Christmas tree. Theoretically a great idea.  The one flaw… trends change.  I have a beautiful red and gold themed tree, but I'm just not feeling it this year.

I decided to set a budget and head off to my local Sears store and see what I could find to give my tree a complete makeover!!

{forgive the crazy photo… it's a self portrait on my phone.}

I had a hot $150 in hand and the desire to find a new up to date theme for my Christmas tree.  If you would like to follow my compete shopping trip click here to view my album on the new WhipperBerry Google+ Page.

First I have to say that this was my first shopping trip to a Sears Grand store.  We have one that is a little out of my way, so I've never ventured over there.  Can I just say… I was pleasantly surprised! The place was huge and had all kinds of goodies. 

Once I arrived at the Holiday Shop, I decided that I wanted a white, gray and silver tree this year… check out all of the stuff I got for $150!

Aren't they all BEAUTIFUL!!!

I was like a kid in a candy store!  The mercury glass acorns stole my heart…

 

And I've always been a sucker for snowflakes of any shape and size. I managed to get a whole bucket full of Christmas balls along with a few decorative beaded ones that I just love…

   

I couldn't help but fall in love with these dragon flies…

 

… And the beautiful gray tree skirt is going to look lovely!

Thanks to #Searsrealcheer and #CBias I think I am ready to start my tree makeover!  What are your tree trimming traditions?  Are you like me and crave change sometimes? I can't wait to show you guys how it all turns out.  Stay tuned I promise I will post tree pictures in the next week or two!

“This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Heather,

    Please, post a photo of the finished tree, I couldn’t for some reason view your shopping trip photos.

    Your tree is going to be just stunning. Sears is one store we didn’t go to, but, I’m happy your shopping experience was a good one, our experience was one of something you’d see on a sci-fi movie where the people and employees turned into gremlins at night and someone fed them.

    Love your blog and all the wonderful things you share, Happy Holidays, Lori

  2. says

    Looks like it’s going to be beautiful! I’m wanting to change ours up this year too! We’ve had the same things for the past 5 Christmases. I’m going to have to wait til next year, though cause we are remodeling our house, and I’m letting my daughter get her own little white tree, which she had chosen to decorate with all the pink, colorful goodness out there!

  3. says

    Beautiful pictures. Found you from the CB thread Courtney started. Your pictures make me excited to do my Sears shop though I will be looking for outdoor decor I just might have to stop by the indoor decor aisles ;)

  4. says

    Where is that Sears in LV? I’m new to the LV area. :) My tree is mostly ornaments handmade by my grandma. Sometimes I think I’d like a tree that is a little trendier or brighter, or less “country” looking, but once I start taking out my ornaments made with such love, I decorated it the same way again. :)

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