Not once did it occur to me to have an aqua Christmas tree this year.
Then I made those little aqua rosettes for the valances.
Then I saw (and bought) those aqua teardrop ornies.
Then I found that aqua ribbon in the basement.
The next thing I knew I had an aqua Christmas tree.
When I was on my pre dawn shopping spree, guess what I saw? Aqua birds! By this time I was obsessed with aqua and I knew they were exactly what I needed for the finishing touch on my main Christmas tree.
You can probably see the price on the box, but no way did I pay $5 per bird. I got them at 70% off and I bought all they had - 4 boxes (8 birds).
Are they not gorgeous? I mean just look at that little bit of bling on the tail!
How could I possibly resist?
I also bought a couple yards of aqua fabric for a tree skirt. I didn't even sew it, just folded under the raw edge. Big Lots had a nice roll of wrapping paper with aqua boxes for only $2. I bought that, too.
Here you see more of the skirt and less gift boxes. If you click on it, you can probably see all of the birds.
I am now finished tweaking this tree. And even though I never wanted an aqua Christmas tree, I must admit that I really like this one!
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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