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Old 12-17-2012, 02:43 AM   #81
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Awww, we love tinsel on trees

I prefer our tree decorated with all silver tinsel and baubles but Steve like it all colourful, so this year that is what we had...next year, my turn
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:09 AM   #82
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Awww, we love tinsel on trees

I prefer our tree decorated with all silver tinsel and baubles but Steve like it all colourful, so this year that is what we had...next year, my turn
I just don't like the look of it, sorry We like the strings of glittery ribbons and pearls. They don't shed like tinsel and they look beautiful for years. You should try them sometime. I bought mine about 10 years ago and I won't go back to tinsel.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:11 AM   #83
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Then try to vacuum tinsel off the carpet. That is a chore I would only give to an ex husband.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:15 AM   #84
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Then try to vacuum tinsel off the carpet. That is a chore I would only give to an ex husband.
That would be the main reason why I don't do tinsel!!!!
It ends up all over your house and sticks to carpet like poo to a woolen blanket!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:21 AM   #85
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That would be the main reason why I don't do tinsel!!!!
It ends up all over your house and sticks to carpet like poo to a woolen blanket!
Another one is the dang grass in Easter Baskets. that is all over the house for years to come.
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Another one is the dang grass in Easter Baskets. that is all over the house for years to come.
I agree! And sea sand after a beach holiday

Nothing worse than sand in your crack :p
I prefer admiring the ocean from a distance and swimming in a pool.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #87
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And, if you have cats, tinsel is a bad idea. If you have a dog/cat that eats a glass ball, feed it cotton balls soaked in milk (and call your vet).

Locally, one can buy pieces of tin that are twisted into tinsel. The guy who started this sold these at local Christmas Craft shows for years. I have several containers of them. The trick when undecorating the tree (to make sure you don't throw any out), is to count them as you put them away. I also have used swarf from the shop and spray painted it the colors I wanted to add to the tree--gold, purple, metallic red, etc. Also available at Lee Valley Tools in Canada.

Victorian Tin Tinsel available at The Vermont Country Store
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I remember our kitties would eat the "icicle" tinsel. It would make the litter box festive too....
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Can't remember the last time I put tinsel on a tree or even saw a tree with tinsel on it.
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My nana would decorate her artificial tree with tinsel. After Christmas she would remove every last strand and put it away in a box for the next year. This was just the lightweight stuff. She had a box with very old heavy tinsel too.
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