Terrific Tree Tuesday: Indianapolis Circle of Lights

Today’s iconic Indianapolis Circle of Lights isn’t exactly a tree. At 242 feet tall, it makes the spruce in Rockefeller Center look like a seasonal lightweight in comparison.

Photo by Serge Melki via Flickr. CC by 2.0.
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Get Ready for Post-Christmas Shopping

Christmas is over. You’ve consumed outrageous amounts of calories and find yourself sitting in the middle of a pile of wrapping paper, unable to move. Now what? Post-Christmas shopping deals may be just what you need to shake off the wrapping paper and get moving. You don’t have to be a hardcore shopping fanatic to take advantage of these Christmas items for sale. By knowing what you want and need, you can make the most of the deals on December 26th.

Heading back to the stores the day after Christmas doesn’t have to be about returning all the gifts you didn’t love. The best deals are on seasonal stuff you’ll need next year. Here are some of the best investments you can make on the day after Christmas. Continue reading “Get Ready for Post-Christmas Shopping”

Joy to the Tree: A Tree Classics Photo Contest

To celebrate Christmas with our fans, we’re hosting a Christmas tree photo contest in which 10 participants will win a gorgeous Tree Classics wreath! We work hard to make our trees everything you need them to be, but we want to see how you put on the finishing touches to ensure it’s absolutely perfect for your family. Continue reading “Joy to the Tree: A Tree Classics Photo Contest”

And the Tree Classics Scavenger Hunt Winner Is…

Last month, Tree Classics launched the “Christmas Legacy Scavenger Hunt,” where a Royal Rockwell Fir Tree was up for grabs. We kicked off the contest by asking the first question, “What’s the tallest a Tree Classics’ Classic Noble Fir Tree can be?” (Answer: The tallest Classic Noble Fir is a 12 ft tall Christmas tree).

The mechanics were very simple: the first one to answer all of the questions correctly, wins. One eager fan prevailed as the 2012 winner of Tree Classics’ Christmas Legacy Scavenger Hunt, and the lucky participant is none other than (drumroll please!)… Continue reading “And the Tree Classics Scavenger Hunt Winner Is…”

Blogger Feature: Rhoda M. Vickers of Southern Hospitality

A GRITS (girl raised in the South) who loves decorating and thrifting, Rhoda M. Vickers began her blog, Southern Hospitality, in early 2007. What started out as something ‘for fun’ became Rhoda’s personal journal as she faced drastic changes in her life, from a failed marriage to financial breakdown. In her journey, Rhoda shares her life’s ups and downs and her ideas on how to make a house into a home. A collector who loves giving old objects a new lease on life, she hopes to inspire others through her adventures in establishing a beautiful home without spending a fortune by unleashing inner creativity. Read on and learn about this steel magnolia and her heartwarming passions.

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Q: You chronicle your home renovation journeys so well in your blog. Readers are involved with your step-by-step narration and the helpful advice that comes with it. Do tell us what it is about home decorating that triggers you to share your experiences with your readers.

A: I have loved decorating ever since I moved in my first house back in 1985. The decorating process is so personal and such a big part of my life that sharing online became a natural outpouring of that creativity. I’ve been online since the internet began and loved hanging out on decorating boards way before blogs began. Blogging was the next step and sharing with my readers has changed my life in so many ways. I’m so blessed that I have such a loyal following of readers who love to watch my home renovation and enjoy seeing all the decorating shared too. I love keeping up with new ideas and staying fresh with my home decor too.

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