You're killing me today stitch!
Our real tree comes from our back yard, which used to eb a tree farm. We palnt more than we cut, though, so it's not liek we are taking tehm out of teh environment.
Great point 7Swans!
lll - I've always said I needed a wife to take care of me. You'll have to let me knwo how that goes. for teh sorting.
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I guess I have a themed tree in my living room. It is a 6 1/2 ft white tree and has bright pink, blue, and green ornaments on it. The few other Christmas accessories I have in that room are the same colors. I had wanted a silver tree, but it turns out those have to be purchased pre-lit (and out of my price range) or else the tree could melt or something.
I'm really going to try and put up the smaller tree I used in college down in my finished basement so I can show off the ornaments from Disneyland and WDW among others. I've already pulled it out of storage--I just need to put it together.Sophia: “The race was underway. I start off slow. I’m cagey, like a panther, but when the time is right I pounce! The crowd is on its feet: ‘Sophia! Sophia!’ I could see the finish line; it was only 200-300 yds away. And then, it happened—what every runner dreads. I hit the wall.”
Dorothy: “Ah, ma, you ran out of steam?”
Sophia: “No, I actually hit a wall. They put up a new Wendy’s on Collins Ave.”
-The Golden Girls, Season 2
OK, I asked because this year, I'm facing decorating a new house that has more room.
In our other house, we could fit the one main tree (almost) downstairs -- somehow before kids it was no problem but gee, little ones sure make a house much more We usually had a real tree, with a small fake one in our bedroom. One year, we were going to be travelling a bit right before Christmas as well as over Christmas. We got a fake tree. Unbelievably, I found out I was allergic to evergreens, as I never had my "Christmas sinuses" that year, or any year since not having the outdoors inside.
So, now we have added kids to the mix, they also have little fake trees in their rooms. Last year, I found a good quality fake tree (white -- so realistic ) 90% off after Christmas. So, now we have 2 full-sized trees. I think the theme for each of the full-sized trees will be Christmas (Ken) with one tending to have a sub-theme of Disney, and the other the sea.
As folks get their trees together, let's post our pics in this thread so we can all ooh and ahhh over them, just like I did when I saw jigger's!!!
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Yes to tree.
I've done real trees in the past, driving to the tree farm, cutting it down, etc. It was fun, and the real tree smelled great. However it was also time-consuming and a lot of effort.
This year is DH and my first Christmas together. We are looking to purchase a nice pre-lit artificial tree, probably about 7 feet tall.
Our ornaments are primarily food-themed. We are both big foodies! There are lots of fruits and veggies of course, but even a hamburger, a hot dog, slice of pizza, tub of popcorn, and a BBQ grill.
Just last month at DLR we bought a Mickey tree topper and a Mickey-Minnie tree skirt. Can't wait to put them up!
We put up a fake tree in our house, with two cats and two dogs we can not deal with the cats climbing it. The ornments on the tree is from everywhere we go, Every trip we take to WDW or anywhere. It make the tree diffrent and brings back happy memories.
We also decorated the trees and bushes outside. Along with the overhang covered with lighted garland, and a mickey ears ornament hanging over the front door insted of misletoe.
It looks nice, I will put up pictures if you want.
do you do a tree? yes
...Real or fake? all fake
...How many do you put up? 1 big tree, about 4 little ones...1 in family room, 1 in each bedroom
...Any theme to the trees? ummm how much crap we can put on one tree theme? DD's is a pink princess, DS blue Disney/Star Wars, ours just white lights, family room and big tree in Living room seem to be anything goes.
In my last house I had a cathedral ceiling and I had an 11 foot tree which I left for the new owners as the "new" house has standard ceilings.
Since marrying Ian, I have really cut back on the Christmas decorating. It just is anathema to his Quaker heart - its his fundamental belief that every day is as holy as every other day and therefore Christmas should not be celebrated --- and certainly not decorated for. If we did it his way, there would be NO decorations. His first offer to compromise was to place a dove for decoration on the front door.
I had Victorian styly decorations - Ian and his children really disliked having a themed Christmas tree. They really preferred the hodge podge look so I have been collecting an ornament for each member of the family to add to the tree and culling out old ornaments. I now have quite a collection of unusual ornaments: a geisha (for John the year he went to Japan), a clown fish for Ian, a hula dancer for my BIL who loves the tropics, a dove for Ian, aqua mickey head for me, a bear for Jordan (one every year since he was born), an angel for Rose. And I added those to the ornaments that I already had - wooden scandinavian ornaments, hardanger ornaments that I made myself, its a hodge podge.
And I really do not like it as much as my last tree. I was talking to one of my legal assistants who used to like to help me put up my old tree and she could not believe that I gave away those ornaments. Yep - in the interest of family harmony.
Before Jordan got married, he always had his own tree. It had all of his bear ornaments from me, ornaments that we collected over the years that he liked, red knit miniature stockings and he used to like to hang candy canes on his tree. He always was in charge of decorating that tree. It usually ended up with "glops" of ornaments.
Right now we have the refrigerator that is destined for my sister's house one day sitting in the tree spot so she better hurry up and move out her old refrigerator and make room for it or it is going to the appliance recycler soon. I have to have room for my fake Christmas tree!
I bought a Lenox snowflake for my grandaugher, she will be 2 this month. I decided to buy 2006 & 2007 from ebay, and I intend to buy her one every year. I hope she will like them as much as I do!
If I end up with a ton of grand children, this could get expensive!
I decorate 4, DW decorates 3.
My trees are a Disney tree, a glass Santa tree, and a mixed, but mostly Santa Hallmark tree, and a glass ball tree that goes in the front window.
DW does a glass food ornament Thanksgiving type tree, and 2 vintage glass ornament trees that go in our bedroom.
The Disney tree and Glass Santa Trees (yes, I've already started decorating for Christmas):