Tuesday, November 25, 2008

*UPDATE!* Do you read labels?

I am usually a label reader. I want to know what's in the package. I've been shopping for a white tabletop tree and they don't seem to be the "IN" tree this year. One of my blogging buddies saw white trees at Walmart, so I checked them out online. They looked good and off I went to buy a tree. I walked back and forth, reading and weighing my options. I was visualizing a tree filled with all my snowman ornaments and how festive it's going to look. The 4 ft tree didn't have quite the look I was going for, but at $25, I could make it work. The 7 1/2 ft one had the right look, but it was $98 & I only needed the top portion of the tree, so that was out. I brought my hubby along, and the cart was rapidly filling up while I looked at trees. I needed to hurry up! I grabbed the box, put it in the cart and off we went. When the box was scanned, it was $35. I protested, something was mentioned about the label on the box, I didn't quite understand what she was saying, gave up and finished checking out. We were loading the car up and the tree box was the last one to go in. I started to hand it to my DH when my eyes locked on the label of the box for the first time. 6 1/2 foot jumped off the box! I'm a DORK! I pride myself on reading labels and I was in such a dither, I grabbed the wrong box and didn't read the label. ARGH! I tromped back in, stood in line and returned the tree. No, I didn't walk back to the other end of the store to look for the 4 ft trees. I went home. Yes, I'm white treeless, but I have some time and I'm still looking.

UPDATE! Thank you Melissa for finding the tree on Amazon.com. I just ordered a 3' Pre-Lit Norway White Iridescent Artificial Christmas Tree Multi Lights. Here's the link if anyone else if looking for a white tabletop tree, http://www.amazon.com/Pre-Lit-Norway-Iridescent-Artificial-Christmas/dp/B000PJ9B38/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1.

Product description for those curious folks like me:
3' White Norway Artificial Christmas Tree from GKI/Bethlehem Lighting Item number H81028 848000
The Norway features snowy white foliage with a touch of iridescence producing a shimmering effect. Lights are distributed generously and evenly, every branch is radiant. External lamp locks and Twist-Proof lights provide added security against loose connections and misaligned wire contacts. Designed with safety in mind, the Norway Christmas Tree is made of flame-resistant materials and its sturdy trunk and base add stability to keep it in place.
Features 100 Multi-Color Lights

Approximately 24" base
Tree stand included
Materials: PVC/Metal Hinged branch construction

Whooo Hoooo! One more item off my list of things to do!



laurie said...

I do these kinds of things all of the time, except I get all of the way home before I realize it! So glad to hear that someone else does that. It is just so confusing when you are looking at something and pulling a box out that is near what you are seeing, and it's not the same thing. So I'm going to blame the store, not me, for all of my "getting home with the wrong thing"! laurie

squawmama said...

Hi girlfriend...I do read labels but sometimes when I am flustered and aggravated I do the unthinkable and usually it ends up in a disaster... Hope you find your white tree... Have a good one...


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane, I just typed in "White Christmas Trees" on "Amazon.com" and several popped up. They have a 2' with white lights for 19.99 and a 3' with multi lights for 24.99. They are all gorgeous! I can see why you want one. We shop with them all the time and they are a great source for almost anything. Hope I helped. Thanks for your kindness on my Holiday Tablescape. I always enjoy your visits. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Melissa :)

Tootsie said...

you shop like me!

Tootsie said...

sorry...you shop like me....I get all excited and end up with the wrong one too! good luck...can't wait to see the new one all done!

Melissa Miller said...

Yeah Diane! You just made my day! I love to help people. If you haven't ordered from them before they are very reliable. Great news! :)

Tootsie said...

awesome...the only issue I have with ordering online..is that I am an instant gratification kind of gal...if I buy it...I want it NOW...I hate waiting! hope it arrives very soon..lol
it sure is cute and I can't wait to see it all done up!

Lynne said...

Yippee!!! I'm glad you found a tree.. Sure hope it's perfect when it comes.. keep me posted.. I wish I had time to go and find a Homegoods store..especially before Friday. You know they'll be gone if now before..boo hoo!! Probably helps my wallet that I can't go..lol
I'm glad you found some.. Post them gal can't wait to see them..~lynne~

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Yeah!!! Isn't that just the best feeling when you finally find what you were looking for! Susan

Happy to be said...

Hope you have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, I'm glad Melissa found you a tree! It looks beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and as always your sweet comments, I really appreciate them. You are always so kind.I hope your decorating goes well,I'm sure it will turn out beautiful! Have a great Thanksgiving, Kristen

Ginger said...

Hi Diane:
I am sorry, but I have to laugh over your white tree story...you sound just like me. I just did a white tree blog and if you get time come over and read it. I am still not happy with my tree, but I am working on it. I didn't read on the box that the silly thing is only 3 ft. wide. But the thing that bugs me is the middle has too many holes in it. (It's the Walmart $98 tree).
Ginger @ thegingerbreadshed.blogspot.com

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