Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Last night, after hours (literally) of mentally racking my design/creative noggin' I finally figured out how I could attack the Peacock themed Christmas tree.

As a bit of back up, you should know that I started this tree in mid-October. I pulled the tree out of the garage and set it up in the basement to spray 4 cans of spray snow (the kind meant for use on windows) onto the tree. At the time, it was a fabulous idea, and a great way to get the look I wanted while saving well over $150. Then, I opened up the bin of ornaments I purchased at the end of year sales last year for 75%-90% off to see what my 2008 noggin' had dreamt up. Thankfully, there was some good stuff in there, and a lot of it. I'm not sure what I spent, but I know that it was well worth it, and at a huge discount. Now, of course, I did buy some things this year, and the snow idea was great, til' I started to move the tree. CdlV is now a litter of tree dandruff!

Still, last night, in a fifth or sixth "second" wind, I put together 3/4 of the tree, and I have to say - I am very happy with it. More happy when the lights were off, than on - but still happy none-the-less. I should finish it up tonight and start on the staircase, hopefully finishing before midnight, so I can be up early enough tomorrow morning to take a daylight picture of the beautiful greens arrangement at the front of CdlV.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to check in here even though pictures of the house have been few. A special few have been in the house in the past few days, and I am sure they would agree - it's just not picture worthy. But, since Scott invited people over Sunday for a test run on the fried turkey, I'll have everything spotless and back in CdlV's natural order and ready for a whole month of pictures next week!


  1. Yes, more images please! Can't wait to see all you have done!

  2. Making a mental note about the tree dandruff ! I can't wait to see it all completed.

  3. O, dear...I did the exact same thing one year with a real tree..had snow all over the entire house.
    I know your decorations are going to knock our sox off...they always do.
    xo bj

  4. I know this is something to look forward to, can't wait to see everything in it's full glory!
    Have a great week!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  5. One of my favorite trees was a huge, live flocked tree we had a few years ago. The snowy look was so pretty. I really can't wait to see what you've done!


  6. Promises, promises, ...hmmm...are you baiting us? lol

  7. I watched a co-worker deep fry turkeys several years ago in Orlando. All I can share is that they were 100% delicious ~ and different in a good way. Do the deep frying outside if you can ......

  8. Fried turkey is a family fave on my husband's side. They always have several different kinds, and fried is a must-have. :)

  9. Hey, Artie, you'll love the fried turkey, we do that down South all the time. Great way to cook it.

    And I can't wait to see what you have in mind with the peacock feathers. Love that pic below with all those royal colors. Christmas in blogland is going to be fun. I'm hosting a Christmas tour on Dec. 10th & hope you'll come by & participate.

  10. Ooh, I hope you finish the tree this weekend because I can't wait to see it!

    Justine :o )