Thursday, November 17, 2011

Country Cozy Christmas Tree

It's Thursday and that can me only one thing.  No, wait.  Two things. 

Thrifty Thursday at Inspired By Charm.

I missed the last couple Thursdays of Alphabe-Thursday, so today we're on the Letter C.

C for Christmas tree!  I bought this 6 foot pre lit Christmas tree at a garage sale for $3.00 and had no idea at the time what I'd do with it.  I searched through magazines, Google and Pinterest trying to figure out how I could fit a sort of modern looking tree into my sort of country decor.  Then I found this Better Homes & Gardens Basket at Walmart and I remembered the scented pinecones I'd bought and I wondered if I could get the tree to sit in the basket, then fill it with pine cones. 

Over the weekend Taylor and I stopped at a little thrift store and found more pine cones.  They were only $1.50, so I bought them to fill in the gaps in the basket. 

We found a bag of little red and white ornaments that reminded me of peppermint candies.  I thought they would look cute on the tree, but I needed more "candy"!

I stopped in WalMart and found a couple more candy ornaments for just 97 cents a piece, so I bought a few of those.

I bought two boxes of candy canes for just 98 cents each and added those to the tree.

I think I'll hit up the other "Mart" in town today and see if they have any candy ornaments!  You can never have too much candy!  Until then, here's how my
Thrifty Country Cozy Christmas Tree looks.  I can't wait to get out the rest of the Christmas decor!


  1. i love your tree i wish i could find one for 3 bucks

  2. Your tree turned out really cute! I love how you put it in the basket of pinecones and added all the candy decorations!

    Love you - Mom

  3. What a fun tree! I love the idea of scented pine cones in the basket...


  4. Great find and you did a lovely job making it feel at home. :)

  5. What a good idea! This would be a great addition to your Christmas decorations. You know what I liked about this is the first picture where there are no decorations other than the white lights. It reminds me of a nake snowy tree. I think that's really pretty. What a bargain you got on it, too!

  6. I can't believe that you got this awesome tree for only $ 3... Yeah for you! And those candy ornaments -- just perfect. I LOVE that style. :)

  7. You've made such a pretty centrepiece for your Christmas celebrations - it's just a great tree!

  8. Love it!! I also love your photography!

  9. it's beginning to look so festive at your house! just simply marvelous!

  10. I love trees :o) And yours looks great! What a wonderful find. Have fun finding the candy ornaments. :o) (oh! Also love your tins and tin signs too :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Stopping by through Ms. Jenny's AT :o) Hope you get a chance to stop by my place.

  11. Wow! What a colorful and cute holiday look! It's amazing what you can do with a budget!

    Too bad you can't come to the humongous garage sale we're having in a few weeks! You could decorate the entire neighborhood I suspect!

    That was really, really clever! I would not have thought of pinecones in a zillion years!


    Thanks for linking up!


  12. Oh that is a lovely 'sweet' tree
    lots of creative ideas on show here