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RAZ Balloons on a Stand

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Great new party decorations from RAZ that can be used over and over again! Metal balloons that are assembled on a stand. The set includes three different balloons ranging from 19″ in ht to 25″. The balloons are easy to assemble, just place each balloon in it’s circular holder. The base of all the balloons […]

Houston We have Cookies!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Started with a Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix……and don’t call me names…..you do it too! Mix as per the package directions. I did use real butter. Add about 1/3 cup each of chopped pecans, coconut, dried cranberries and Rice Krispies. Drop and bake. I like to use parchment paper. Down and dirty, quick and easy! […]

I Need a Break!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

I’ve been working and working on the website, listing new items on order and those that have arrived…..I just need a break. Maybe it’s time to make some oatmeal cookies……..would love to have a recipe for a cookie we had at festival this past year. Oatmeal, macadamia nuts maybe, cranberries for sure……if anyone has a […]

Armadillo….Another Unique Christmas Ornament!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Okay….now you tell me. There is NO way you’re going to find an ornament quite like this at Target, Wal Mart or other department stores! It’s just too unique…. According to Wikipedia: Armadillos are small placental mammals, known for having a leathery armor shell. Armadillos are prolific diggers with sharp claws. Many species use their […]

It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Apron!

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The new aprons of today are not my grandmother’s apron.  My grandmother’s apron was mostly made of feedsack or other inexpensive cotton material. Most were just fabric gathered on to a waist band with pockets and ties.  Left over odds and ends materials would be used. Sometimes there would be a bib. I don’t recall […]

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

ONCE upon a time there were three billy goats, who were to go up to the hillside to eat grass and make themselves fat. The name of each one of them was “Gruff”. On the way up was a bridge over a cascading stream they had to cross; and under the bridge lived a great […]

Old World Christmas – Uniquely Different Christmas Ornaments!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

I mean really…..how often do you find an exquisite glass ornament in the form of a Llama in your favorite department store! Old World Christmas just never ceases to surprise me with the new styles from year to year. The Llama is one of those ornaments)) Llama 12284 A traditionally dressed Quechua girlwith a llama […]

Can’t Sleep? Count Sheep!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Pair of sheep with boots from the RAZ Cottontail Toile Collection. New for 2011 and arriving any day at Trendy Tree. Adorable pair of sheep with skinny legs and big feet. Perfect centerpiece or table decoration for Easter. These little lambs are made of paper hydrangeas, have sweet pink faces and pink boots. Both are […]

The Democratic Donkey and The Republican Elephant

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The Republican Elephant and Democratic Donkey are  Christmas ornaments from Old World Christmas new to Trendy Tree for this year. According to Fact Monster: Ever wondered what the story was behind these two famous party animals? The now-famous Democratic donkey was first associated with Democrat Andrew Jackson’s 1828 presidential campaign. His opponents called him a […]

Weather Update

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Snow and sleet tonight and tomorrow! Snow is a rare occurrence in Mississippi…..so I”ll have to admit, I hope it snows))) We had a little snow on Christmas day…..first time in many many years. This was our Christmas day snow. Perhaps tomorrow’s snow will be even deeper))) Course I do want our packages to be […]


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