Sunday, December 11, 2011


Be sure and read last nights post if you missed it here.


Time to announce the winner of the Christmas Giveaway


I need to get your address in the next day so I can get it shipped….

Here are some links I want to share that I loved
Two posts I loved by a blogger I love Amy, go here and here

A few answers to your questions…

We wire everything…NO HOOKS
I got started almost 18 years ago…
did a friends house,
that turned into 5 houses,
that turned into 20 houses
that is now 70-80 trees….

I am writing a “hot to get started book” that will be out sometime in 2012

We use clients ornaments and then add to them each year ….make notes and plans for the next year….but all the decorations become theirs. Some clients I have bought everything for.  Every house is different.

I buy lots of stuff locally, also at market in Dallas….shop after Christmas sales….over twenty years, have lots of sources.

Do I prefer real or artificial?
ARTIFICIAL 100 per cent.
Real trees which we did 2 of this year are  10 times harder. 

No rhythm or reason how we put the stuff on…
We add ornaments, sticks, picks, ribbons all at the same time…
Some days we start at the bottom, some  days the top and some day the middle.
Normally two of us start on the tree.

One Elf starts on the mantle or mantles,
another elf  on the staircases,
then another elf will be putting out  all the Christmas D├ęcor.

If there are multiple trees we try and get them all going at once. 

No such thing as too much on a tree…The more textures, shapes, ribbons, ornaments you have the better the look

We start working on the schedule in July and August. 

We do the take down on about 20 houses…Especially the really large jobs…We are the best packers…

Hope that answered some questions….
Have a great week.


Courtney said...

Thanks for answering those questions, those were some of the same things I was wondering. I am fascinated by your job.

Becky said...

Teresa, I sent you my info!!! I am soooo excited and can't wait to blog about it!!! Hope you are getting along better this week!

Terra said...

Teresa, interesting on your secrets for decorating so many trees, and thank goodness there are elves on your team.
Congrats to the winner.

Justabeachkat said...

So happy Becky won your giveaway and that she's blogging again!


Nezzy said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations to that sweet Becky! What a lucky win!

I always enjoy your tips and tricks. I'm sure ya'll have it down to a fine art.

God bless ya sweetie and have a marvelous day! :o)

Pop over and enter my giveaway when ya get a chance. I'll leave a light on for ya! Heeehehehe!!!

Love Being A Nonny said...

I had always wondered if you did the *take down.* I'd probably charge twice as much to take it down!!!:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.