Time to announce the winner of the Christmas Giveaway
THE WINNER is BECKY at JUST A SMALL TOWN GIRL
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 Décor.
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.