So, my tree is not "what I would like it be " but I think it's still beautiful!!! As my husband always says, we can't have everything we want RIGHT THIS MINUTE, we will get it though and that is what will make us appreciate it even more! (not referring to the tree so much...more less life! haha, but in this case I think it was the perfect thing to say!) I did rack UP this year on after Christmas clearance and CAN NOT WAIT until November rolls around again to decorate!!!