O'Tannenbaum: What's Your Tree Style?

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Hot2na
O'Tannenbaum: What's Your Tree Style?

Taking a walk down memory lane last year when I vented a wee bit about my selection of our family's holiday tree. O'Tannenbaum. I still love it, no regrets. The local desperate housewives eventually got over it! This weekend we will erect our upside down tree (history here) once again.

What is your tree preference? Real? Do you go cut it yourself or select one from a lot? Artificial? Safe and recycled. Some are even pre-lit. Flocked? Still alive in a pot to plant later?

   

LadyCerridwen48
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I hardly decorate, I just don't have the room.  But Christmas just isn't Christmas if I don't put Grandma's ceramic tree up.  I'll take pics next week sometime.

 

"I flipped my channel back to CNN and I lit another cigarette"

Hot2na
Re: O'Tannenbaum: What's Your Tree Style?

[quote=LadyCerridwen48]But Christmas just isn't Christmas if I don't put Grandma's ceramic tree up.[/quote]

keeping a family tradition alive is wonderful lady.c! can't wait to see the ceramic tree.

 

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Bear
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[quote=LadyCerridwen48]

 Grandma's ceramic tree up. 

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Wow, Did I just get such a flash back.  Is it the sort that has the little plastic "ornaments" you stick in the holes, with a light bulb inside that lights the whole thing?  Gosh I hope so, I haven't seen one of those in years!

 

"god have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of"

LadyCerridwen48
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Exactly!  It's kind of kitschy, but I love it.

 

"These people 'round here wear beaten down eyes, sunken, smoke dried faces, resigned to what their fate is.  But not us, no not us, we are far too young and clever"

LadyCerridwen48
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It's not much, but it's mine.

 

"If it suddenly ended tomorrow, I could somehow adjust to the fall
Good times and riches and son of a beeeiotches, I've seen more than I can recall"

Bear
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 OH MY GOSH!!!  That is exactly the one we had when I was a kid.   I think my mother and my aunt made them at a ceramics class.  Wow.  You really just gave me a big ole flashback.  And a very happy one at that.  It's beautiful.  :)

"you can sew it up but you still see the tear"

snazzy
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i love it and think its beautiful! i also think that it helps spread knowledge and history about the holiday season. we usually get a real tree from a place for charity and let our daughter pick it out.

tlp95
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lol........MY SIL alwayus cuts down their tree. Now in addition to the buggies they can have (especially if its unseasonably warm) One year she had a BIRD flying around.....lol

Bad attitude.......Cute Shoes.........Things even out. :)

PinkJammies
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We had real trees until we all developed asthma. Now we have a 8 footed pre-lit tree and I add big red lights to. My son gets a nutcracker every year and my girls get an ornament and snow globe of their choice. I try to keep it all red and white. Stars, butterflies and Tinkerbell dons my tree.

snazzy
Re: O'Tannenbaum: What's Your Tree Style?

i forgot to mention another one of our tree decorating traditions. i buy each of the kids a new ornament every year to add to our tree. even if i do a red and green themed tree there is usually a few of the new ornaments in there somewhere. when we do the ecclectic tree its neat to take all the older ornaments form xmases past and remember how the tree looked or everyone gathered around for xmas dinner that year. now the problem is finding room for all those decorations. they are accumulating. i even have some that my grandparents used on their tree from the 60s.

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