We have a handful of Christmas traditions, and our kitchen food-and-drink-themed Christmas tree is surely one of my favorites. We have added enough ornaments to it over the last few years, that last year I set off to find a new and bigger tree. All throughout the season, and even after, I looked and couldn’t find anything that would work. Too big. Too small. Too fat. Or too expensive. Just not right.
So this season, the hunt started again. In earnest. K-Mart. Target. The Christmas Tree Shop. Michael’s. I thought I had actually scored when Michael’s four foot $50 tree went on sale for half-price. Until I carted it home and Nick put it together (thank goodness for him!) and then I realized … it actually wasn’t that much bigger than what we already had. Maybe a foot? And so it went back.
I had all but given up…
Until on a visit to Wal-Mart last week, I spied one that would work. And that they were, of course, sold out of. Luckily they agreed to sell me the floor model (fyi, those stinkers at Target wouldn’t when I found a sold-out one there), so a 6 foot tall skinny tree now sits in our kitchen.
And again, Nick put it together. Obviously with only a few pieces, this is not a hard endeavor. My problem is that I spend so much time trying to track it down, and then lugging it home, my energy and motivation for such things is depleted. And as luck would have it, that’s exactly when his kicks in.
We’re a good team for sure.
So … new additions this year!
Beyond the tree, of course.
There have been some pretty awesome finds.
*my friend Beth found this one for me at Lord & Taylor – love it!
*this Oreo with one bite missing we found last week at a local garden center
*this one is from Target – and it’s huge! I wish they had a matching ketchup bottle – maybe that’s next year!
*this sweet little mini gingerbread man was also at the local garden center and a steal at $1.49
*also from Beth and Lord & Taylor – it’s a beaut!
*this one Nick found last weekend while out with friends