Since Miss Linda and Linda Lou are some of our bestest friends, we willingly donate all the decorations to a tree to be auctioned off every year at this event to benefit the ballet company.
It's a fun event, and happens the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving. Because so many of my friends partake in this event, it becomes a big social hour anyway and it gets us into the holiday spirit!
What about netting, lights, ornaments, and glitter doesnt' get you in the holiday spirit?!
There are Leslie, Angie, Paula and Tashia, doing their West Monroe Rebel colored tree with snowman theme.
ANd Pam chose to do a smaller one with a girlie feel to it.
Kori over there is working on a gold tree with fleur de lis all over it.
Not sure who did this one, but I came really, really close to buying it and having it shipped to Colorado to my bro in law. He and his wife love their four legged children, and I just thought they needed to own this one!
It was really only the logistics of the shipping that kept me from it!
This is the tree I acutally ended up buying. I had NO intention of buying a tree! I have SEVEN up in my house now! However, I know a deal when I see one! That tree alone, without decorations, cost $200. The frames are on the tree and meant to have actual photos put in them all over the tree, which I think is an awesome idea! So, the frames had a value of ohhh, I don't know, maybe $150. But, that 20x24 portrait and the HUGE gilded gold frame that was also part of the package.... $900 value! I got the whole kit, kat and kaboodle for $375. I had every intention of being outbid. But, my bid held for about 4 days, and now I have myself ANOTHER tree!
But even better.... I have an appointment to have a big fat family portrait made! Oh yeah!!
This is the tree Staci decorated. I gave her a canvas, and her theme was "BELIEVE". I am pretty positive her tree went in the auction.
Some were very ornate.
And some were just whimsical.
This is a close up of a second tree I ended up inheriting and decorating!
I thought it turned out pretty cute. It was heavily populated with candy canes.
It sold too. YEAH!
It sold too. YEAH!
Patti, my friend, decorated this little beauty, which would be really cute in a little girl's room.
Uh oh. Look who just entered teh building. Gabbi is about to pee down both legs!
Paula has no choice in the matter. Miss LInda is her mother-on-law, Linda Lou is her sister in-law, and Emma dances in the ballet company. Yep. She HAS to be there... with bells on!
This one was decorated by a local dentist.
Who ended up coming back and buying it herself!