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*I looked back several pages to see if there was a thread about this already...I didn't see one*

What does everyone's tree/s look like this year?

We have three 7ft. trees. Two are green and one is white.
Green tree #1 has clear lights, pinecones, red berries, gold bows, birds, and glass snow flakes

Green tree #2 has clear lights gold ribbon and bows and all glitter ornaments

White tree has colored lights with multi color bows and ornaments.

Hopefully I will be able to post pics. soon. What does your tree look like? :)
 

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I don't know, ours is still in the woods. But the one I have in my head is a white pine, or a Jack pine about 6 feet tall so it will go on the table in the corner. That will protect it from the latest grandson who at 8 mos. has just entered the exploring stage.
 

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ours is still in the woods also. I am asumming it will be about 3-4 feet tall since this year it has to sit on a table,4 small dogs and a red bone **** dog who is not graceful is telling me this. Plus I gave 3/4 of my decoration away to my 3 kids that dont live at home any more. I did keep things that they all made as children, my victorian crocheted ornaments, some ornaments that are as old as I am,yes thats old. And a bag of ornaments that dh came with,, the lights will be just white ones this yr,,, i think I gave the colored ones away to. Hopefully next yr we can have a big one since the catherdral ceiling should be done by then
 

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This year's model is a 4 ft artificial with clear lights, a gold and green bow, gold glass balls, pink satin balls, Victorian looking floral balls, miniature fruit and birds.

I have two trees in different styles - depending on the ages of my children. If I have children under two, I only put up the 4 ft tree - if I am in between infants (LOL) I put up the 4 ft fancy tree and the fun, colorful 6ft "kid tree" that the family prefers. Even though the FUN tree is all plastic, I can't stand picking up ornaments and thinking about hooks lodged in throats, so I only put that up after the kids learn the meaning of "look, but don't touch!" :) I like both trees, which is why I have two - I can't make up my mind! Next year, when we spend our first Christmas at the new place, I may add a third - if I can find a bargain on a tree! I will attempt to post a pic later, but I have never done it before, so I may fail...:(

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Our tree is a 6 ft. Frazier Fir. We go get it at Lowe's. My is always very basic, multi-colored lights all the children's ornaments and then each year we may change the color of the balls. This year they are a beautiful rust color. I also, like to use the rusty colored bell ornaments.

Each year as a tradition we buy the children each a new ornament. They get to choose and so with 4 children still home and 16, 14, 10, & 6 ornaments respectively my tree is pretty full.:p
 

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No tree this year, not with 2, 5 month old kittens in the house.

When I do put one up all my ornaments are animal or food related, mostly glass.

My favorite ornaments are probably the glass rubber duck in a santa hat and the glass garlic bulb :)
 

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We keep a 6 foot artifical tree up in the living room to use as a year round night light and it keeps us happy, adds to the real festive nature of living in this mini country mansion. :)

seriously, all the old ornaments were given to our son when he moved into his own home. What ornaments we use now are small child/animal friendly and can survive an earthquake. Lots of wooden ornaments I've picked up at various locations throughout the past few years. Also have a really neat pinecone garland that a friend made for me. And then I have a small 2 ft tree on the piano that holds my minature gingerbread ornaments that another friend makes for me.

I couldn't say any of this has a "style" or theme. Maybe best to say that it's not boring. :)
 

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I'll post a picture of ours...as soon as I figure out which theme I want to go with. :)
 

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We haven't put up our tree yet, but its a 6 ft artifical tree. I have about a dozen Hallmark light & motion ornanments I put on it. Then there are handmade ones my kids and kids from my bus driving day's gave me, plus others that I've had for at least 20 years, and I usually put up some kind of garland, in the past it was the little silver beads, but last night at a auction I got some beautiful 3 strand pearl garland that I'm going to put on the tree this year.
I got my first light & motion Hallmark ornanment when my kids were 3 and 5 and they just loved them. I always told them when they were grown and had their own homes, I give them those ornanments. It's a little something that will always make them think of Christmas when they were little and Christmas time was still magical to them.
 

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Ours usually looks something like this one from a couple of years ago. C7 and C9 bulbs close to the trunk, twinkley lights twined on the branches. Some of the C7s and C9s are blinkers. Large ornaments nestled in toward the trunk with one of the large C9s shining on them. Lots and lots of glass ornaments (many from my childhood) all over the tree. This year I'm going to try putting those little "flickering LED candles" on the tree.

The first Christmas we were together, the MIL send us an angel tree topper...so that's the tradition now. (actually, she sends one every year...you'll see another one hanging around in the picture..and I just realized it looks like I've lynched her.....:doh: )

click on thumbnail to see a larger version.
 

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We have a very nice slender 6 1/2 foot artificial tree. It is pre-lit. My Dh was tired of fussing with a real tree and stringing lights every year so we compromised. I have made my two children ornaments every year since they were born, my son was 32 this year! Needless to say, we had a ton of ornaments as Imade one for Dad and I also. Last year I gave the kids all their ornaments to put up or put away as they saw fit. I continue to make everyone an ornament each year including the grandkids. I just give them to the kids instead of putting th4em on my tree. Heck, just with mine and Dh"s each year we have a ton and cannot fit them all on. Most of the ornamants are very traditional or old fashioned with the name and year on each one. It is fun putting them on and remembering that particular year!
 

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No tree this year, not with 2, 5 month old kittens in the house.

I am pondering the same problem this year. We have two active kittens around 7 months old.. one extremely playful. I have concerns.
But I am a glutton for misery and will probably try it anyway.
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No tree for us this year, either, since we will be traveling. We usually go to a big box store and buy the cheapest real tree they have. We have a LOT of ornaments, including very old ones, so the tree is covered. Little white lights, and no tinsel. When we finally do get out to the country, one of the first orders of business will be to start a small grove of future Christmas trees, mostly for our own use.
 

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Ours is a 6 ft artificial tree prelit with white lights. I added a string of red lights and a double length string of multicolors. We have gold and white tinsel garland, red and gold Christmas balls, and red assorted ornaments (commercially made, sold at Lowe's last year and bought on extreme markdown after New Year's ;) ). Added a few of our traditional ornaments in red or gold, and candy canes, for an all gold, red and white theme this year, and an angel on top, of course. It looks pretty, and so far, the cats have left it mostly alone, lol.
 

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The old one, next to a sofa, looks curiously like a potted Norwegian Pine. I'll string popcorn for it and add ribbons and a few very light ornaments pretty soon. The new one is a survivor from the greenhouse, Four sweet pepper plants in a bottom fed container. Very lovely green leaves with red peppers.
 

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Ours is still in the back pasture. I picked it out when we first got the place this spring. I sure hope the Jersey steers never found it! :eek: Since the kids are gone, and they will be hosting us this year I am getting out my nice stuff. :) I have over the past 30 years collected just about every glass animal you will find on a farm. I had made for me by a friend a couple years ago custom bulbs. They are a pearl white with some of my Saanens I lost years ago. I had wondered where all my pictures of them went until I got these bulbs. I am going with a icly & white tree theme this year.

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Ours is a little white pre lit one I got a few years ago...I think from Target, can't remember??? It's about 3 or 4 feet tall. We were going to go with a theme but I decided "the heck with it" and we just made up ornaments for the tree...



I am still working on the tree skirt. It's white felt that started out as a quilt with curly red branches and a red cardinal thingy. I got tired of trying to do this massive quilt, and cut it up to be the skirt. Around the bird is all colorful embroidery--hoping it turns out okay :D

These are those salt dough ornaments I finally decided to try--didn't turn out too bad!

 

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Ours is still out in the back yard. It is a potted Norfolk Pine which looks like a relation of the typical "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree. It will have a few strands of LED lights on it, some spanish moss from the ohia tree in the front yard and a few ornaments here and there. Norfolks have a lot of room for ornaments since you can see right through the tree so you can decorate the inside as well as the outside.

Why do we have Christmas trees, anyway?
 

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Ours is a 6 ft. Frazier Fir. It has a homemade star on top and many of the ornaments are hand made. I do put some red bows on and when my son was little every year in Sunday school they gave them a snowflake ornament that you could put their picture in. I have 6 of those. This picture is from last year.


 
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