Gathering New Tree Trimmings for our New Life #kmartholiday #cbias

holiday bowMuch has changed for my daughter and I, since this time last year.  My husband and I are now separated.  My daughter currently participates in nearly 30 hours per week of in home ABA therapy, on top of attending preschool.  Due to her therapy schedule, we are in our home the vast majority of our time.  Dragging the musty old fake white tree in from our garage was just not going to cut it. It was never meant to be our primary tree, just something I bought to display the vintage ornaments I had picked up at estate sales.  I decided M and I needed a fresh tree and ornaments for our new life.

Timing was perfect when I was offered the opportunity to have Kmart sponsor our tree trimmings this year.  The challenge, to decorate my holiday tree with $100 in items from the trim-a-tree dept. at Kmart.  I already knew that Kmart had some lovely holiday lines this year, so I was happy participate.

midnight clear tree

Great colors, but not for my parlour.

My double parlour where the holiday tree is displayed is painted orange, so I wanted to go with a simple color scheme for the tree.   I ended out deciding on mostly gold, with a handful of silver  items and clear lights.  I found that by shopping while items are on sale $100 can easily create a lovely tree, from skirt to topper, at Kmart.  I mixed items from a few different designer lines & their trim-a-tree product line, but if you are having difficulty making sure your tree has a “tied-together” look, sticking with the selections from one line will ensure a designer look.

Here are the items I selected for our tree:

My grand total ended out at $105.   The completed tree reveal is soon to come.  Since I did not have links for some items (probably only available in-store), I included pics of those items below.  For even more pics of all the goodies available in the holiday decor dept at Kmart check out my Google + album.

shatterproof ornaments

These tubs are a fantastic buy! Shatterproof, so great if you have pets or small children too.

decorative ornament hooks

These really showcase an ornament.

glass bird ornaments

These are lovely... I may get an additional set, because I like them so much.

gold tree skirt

I got the one in the middle of the pic, with the ruching & stars. I little flashy for my usual taste, but heck it's Christmas.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias  All experiences and opinions presented here are my own.


  1. Cathy W says

    I love those ornament hooks! Decorating the Christmas tree is such fun. And there’s always some great new treasures to add.

  2. Jaan says

    By the sounds of it, your tree will be fantastic! Can’t wait to see it. Love shopping for new decorations for the tree.

  3. Joanna says

    I love decorating for the holidays

  4. says

    Oohh! Can’t wait to see your tree! Easy to see, you have a great vision of how it’s all going to come together!

  5. says

    Those birds are really lovely! The gold ornaments in your orange parlour will look amazing. Can’t wait to see the reveal!

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