November 23, 2009Retro Christmas Trees, One White, One Pink and Starburst Wrapping Paper
Check it out! Here is Tom putting up our awesome retro white Christmas tree that we found last week at Walmart for $40. Oh yes. $40! I was going to link to the Walmart site so you guys could buy one, but they are sold out online! If you have been trying to get a little retro Christmas in your house and want a white tree, get your butt over to your local Walmart ASAP so you can get this deal!
The only bad thing about this tree is that it is a little shorter than I would have liked. I originally wanted a 7.5 foot tree because our ceilings are higher, but this was such a good deal that I decided height wasn’t that important. And this tree is pretty tall, 6.5 feet as you can see by the pic (Tom is 6 feet exactly), so it isn’t too shabby.
So, we bought this tree last weekend, and have been dying to put it up. (I know, it is too early for Christmas. I know.) We cleaned like crazy this weekend to get ready for my folks (who are coming on Tuesday), so as a treat for doing so much work, we decided to put up our trees as a reward. Tom is fluffing the branches of the white tree in the picture above since they were totally squished from being in the box. Oh, and if you look closely at the picture you can see the vintage base we used instead of the plastic one included in the box. The plastic one was fine, but we were just concerned about cat attacks on the tree. I figured that a heavier base would reduce the chances of the tree getting knocked over. Not that our cats would ever do that, oh no.
Check out that little jerk. She is already planning on how to pull it down!
Anyway, after some more cleaning, we got to put up our other new tree, which we purchased at Michael’s.
It was $30 on sale and is pre-lit with white lights. They have a white one, too! The table under the tree is the one that we picked up at an estate sale not too long ago for $20. The little train underneath is a vintage HO Lionel that my dad gave to me on a recent trip home. I don’t have a transformer for it, so it is just for show, but super cute. I will include a better picture later. And I need to iron the clothes underneath everything!
Oh, and one more thing to purchase at Michaels – Retro Wrapping Paper!!
Pretty sweet, huh? You can’t see it, but it also has blue and gold bursts on it. Very cool, and on sale for $3.50. Hooray!
Did anyone else find a cool deal on retro Christmas stuff? Let us know!