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Old 12-19-2014, 11:35 AM   #31
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I have 2 artificial trees, a green one and a white one. I vary the theme from year to year. The only reason I didn't get prelit trees is because I put different color lights on them depending on the theme for the year. Our attic is full of boxes of Christmas decor. I think from now on I will just go with the old fashioned tree and get rid of the rest of the decorations.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:45 AM   #32
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Our tree is "pre-lit" by us We just leave the lights on when we put it away. We have always collected ornaments, and I have a few from childhood and gifts from family and friends, so I enjoy opening them and remembering the person or occasion, so my tree is the same every year. I love it
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:10 PM   #33
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Thought I'd add a little detail.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:55 PM   #34
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GG I absolutely adore the old fashioned ornaments, reminds me of my Nana's tree. I've collected quite a few of the hands painted ones over the years. I love the look of designer trees but the old fashioned ones full of memories are what I love the most.
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:23 PM   #35
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Thank you, bakechef When we first moved to this neighborhood, there was a Christmas store the size of a warehouse nearby. We bought a box or two of the hand-painted glass ornaments every year till they closed. I like the look of the designer trees, too, but not for my house.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:49 PM   #36
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Love your ornaments GG! We, too, have a lot of memory ornaments. Some we bought when travelling or celebrating an event, some our kids made, and some were my parents' or grandma's, including the little cardboard house and glass bird with the filament tail, both at the end of this post. This is the tree we have in our family room. This one, and the earlier one I showed that is in our sun room, have all our ornaments. I have a small Alpine tree on our living room window seat, but it only has lights on it.
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Our tree is "pre-lit" by us We just leave the lights on when we put it away. We have always collected ornaments, and I have a few from childhood and gifts from family and friends, so I enjoy opening them and remembering the person or occasion, so my tree is the same every year. I love it
And so you should! It's gorgeous! Lots of my decorations are also gifts from family and friends. There's nothing better than decades of memories hanging from the tree.
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Lovely, CG! Thanks, Vanitas We're enjoying it.
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Some we bought when travelling or celebrating an event, some our kids made, and some were my parents' or grandma's, including the little cardboard house and glass bird with the filament tail, both at the end of this post
My parents had some of those little glass ornamental birds... I loved playing with their tails!
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:34 AM   #40
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Your room looks very pretty, CG. I had those birds on my tree when I was a child. As each of her grandchildren were born, my mother passed out the old Christmas ornaments to them. I, who had no children, got none. I'll bet none of my nieces or nephews have those ornaments today.
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