Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:39 pm

Okay, okay, no deleting even if I'm the only person to use it.

My Tree Facts:
Height: ~3.5 Ft
Status: FAKE!
Other: My first Christmas-on-my-own tree, has the ornaments zero and I picked out on Thanksgiving. It also has Star Wars ornaments randomly scattered throughout but you can hardly see them. I didn't acquire this in any interesting fashion; simply got it at a store in last year's after Christmas sale.

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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:02 am

I will have two trees to contribute. Neither of which are technically mine, but they're the closest I have. Pictures are pending because I haven't gotten the one picture off my phone and haven't gone home yet to get a picture of the other one.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Jayelle » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:48 am

Here's a crappy pic of our tree (because our real camera broke).

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4' tall
fake (can't have a real one since we're always out of town for Xmas)
covered in kid-made ornaments, a few nice ornaments and candy canes (that Ginny is mad she can't eat)
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:41 am

I promise to take a picture tonight (and probably upload it tomorrow)!

Our tree is 3 feet tall and fake. We bought it our first Christmas together and have had it since. When we buy a house, we'll probably get a new, larger (fake) tree.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby locke » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:18 pm

7-8 ft and real

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We went to get it saturday at home depot and the line to check out was hours long. unreal. We asked what time they opened sunday and decided to come back. Then we didn't like the stands at home depot (actually I like their stand but they were out of the size we wanted and there's no point buying a stand for a 12 footer) so we stopped first at Loews (out of stands and almost out of trees with no more on the way that weekend) and then at OSH, they had stands and a really sad tree selection. So we set the alarm for 6:30 on sunday, crawled out of bed and meandered the trip back to HD and after so minor stalking of the prey managed to bag this particular tree through a heroic effort of tree hunting. Yeah, we didn't cut it down ourselves, but it's Los Angeles, it's an hourish drive to a tree farm.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby steph » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Pictures will be coming soon. I need to get Brian to hang up the snowflakes on our winter scene so I can get a good picture. (9 month pregnant me on a step-stool leaning over to hang stuff is not such a great idea!)

I'm loving everyone's trees so far!
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Petra456 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:33 am

I need to take a picture of ours! The new ornaments I ordered for us this year just arrived and I love them!
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Jayelle » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:25 am

Am I allowed to show off some other Christmas Décor as well?

My (made this year!) lightbulb garland:

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Our stockings (on the wall since we don't have a fireplace):
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And part of our annual Action Figure diorama:

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And continuing my tradition of Santa Hats on Everything:

Santaclock:
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Santa Applejack:
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:18 pm

Am I allowed to show off some other Christmas Décor as well?
I'm really digging the lightbulb garland and the Santaclock. If I set you loose in my apartment, will you decorate it for me? :mrgreen:
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Jayelle » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:42 pm

Sure! You just have to pay for my trip to Chicago and all craft supplies. :)

If you're curious, Here's how you make the lightbulb garland.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby fawkes » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:54 pm

Dad talked me into taking a tree for our apartment, I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby GS » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:11 am

I definitely didn't think I would have anything to contribute to this thread, but my Mom saw that I would. After spending half the week panicked about where I was going to put a tree in my apartment. My Mom shows up with this.

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I guess I could jump in the Charlie Brown Christmas tree debate as well.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby steph » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:47 pm

We picked up batteries and an SD card for our new camera, so expect pictures shortly!
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby steph » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:12 pm

Pictures!

Tree (fake):
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Winter Scene:
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Whole Room:
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:34 pm

aww, that's so cozy looking and sweet. I love it; thanks for sharing!
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Jayelle » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:33 pm

I love your stockings on the wall. Are those the ones you use for presents, or just decoration?

I also really like the colour of your walls.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby steph » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Alea, it's even cozier to sit in with a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of pandoro. You should come experience it. ;)
I love your stockings on the wall. Are those the ones you use for presents, or just decoration?
Thank you!! My aunt makes and sells them. We are lucky enough to get them as wedding and baby presents, so we don't have to pay for them. Santa does fill these stockings and they hold a lot!! The ones we had as kids have stretched out to be even bigger than these are. :)
I also really like the colour of your walls.
Thanks. The color was called "Cookie Crumb." It seemed comforting to us.
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Postby fawkes » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:54 pm

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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Petra456 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:47 pm

Sorry for the blurry phone pictures, but I finally took some!

Our tree, complete with a very crooked angel!
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Our new ornaments for this year!
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This is the manger set my mom got when we were little girls. Because they're all soft and toy like, my cat Buffy thinks they are toys. My Dad has included the tweeting bird and their blur crab toy with baby Jesus so hopefully Buffy will leave Jesus alone and go for the actual cat toys...
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My contribution to our Christmas village.
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And, a stocking for our cats.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:41 am

Merry Christmas, Pweb!

May I present the 20-foot giant that some guys in my apartment complex chopped down:
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And my mother's beautiful tree, with more gifts under it than we've had a long time (we usually just get money):
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby powerfulcheese04 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:33 pm

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Tree Facts:
Height: 7 ft (or 7.5? Can't remember!)
Status: FAKE! And pre-lit!
Other: This is our first Christmas tree. Since we packed up and moved Nate to NC the day after Christmas last year, this feels like our first Christmas. It's decorated wih a big box of shatterproof green and red globes, puppy ornaments my mom has been collecting for me since I was quite young, Nate's Patriots mini-ornaments and a few other odds and ends ornaments. I love it!
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:02 pm

You guys have lovely Christmas trees!

I think the 20' apartment one is pretty great, though he needs to be fed a little more.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:48 pm

Waaaay late on this, but here it is!

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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby KennEnder » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:58 pm

Our tree, complete with a very crooked angel!
and yet not a single present out of place :D I don't think I've ever seen any tree's underside so well-organized!
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

Postby Petra456 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:01 am

Ha! Thank you! I don't know why, but i'm constantly rearranging the presents every time a new one is put under. It's hard to keep them that way because I have three cats who love to make a home behind them every year.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:00 pm

I'm still using the tree I posted a picture of last year and really, it looks the same (naked!) as it did last year but zero and I started a tradition of picking out an ornament each Thanksgiving to add to what is now our tree, so it will eventually have more ornaments. I suppose I can also just go buy some cheap ones or something.

Anyhow, 2013 Turkey Day Christmas Ornament selection:

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And 2012's selection (we got two since they are so tiny):

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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Luet » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:55 pm

Do I see a theme developing here? If the theme is birds, I highly approve! :stoned:
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Young Val » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:09 pm

I can't believe I never posted here before. I am a Christmas tree fiend!

We've got our tree up right now, but we're having a holiday brunch this weekend with some family and friends and I plan to do a lot more decorating for that, so I'll wait until then to post pictures from this year.

But because I'm obnoxious I'm going to post old Christmas tree photos now, and pretend like I've been posting in this thread all along!

2009-2010. David and I moved to MN just before Christmas, and so got this teeny tiny fake tree that first year. It made a repeat appearance in 2010. We decorated it with whatever odds and ends we could find, including old earrings and buttons and stuff. The picture is from 2009. I don't think I have a single photo of it from 2010, but it was virtually identical

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2011. Our first real tree! I had to beg David to let me get it. It was waaaay too big for our space, but it made me so happy. I was in the thick of making wedding decorations this year, and the star garlands made an appearance on the tree (and were present the next year, too. We'll put them on the tree as long as they hold up!)

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2012. Also a real tree! This was our best tree yet, and for some reason I have no full length shots of it fully decorated! We picked it out at the farmer's market, and it was small but very nicely shaped. Both of our mothers gave us some ornaments we had made as children as wedding gifts, so those made an appearance on this tree for the first time. We also bought an "our first Christmas" ornament to celebrate our marriage (although David argued that said ornament was "stupid" because "it is not the first Christmas we've celebrated together." He can be a real Grinch!

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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Petra456 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:03 pm

Finally got our tree up (special guest: Mac and Cheese!)

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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:46 am

We've yet to put up a tree or hang stockings, despite the fact that, for the first Christmas in our lives, we own a house big enough for a proper-size Christmas tree and a fireplace with a mantle to hang stuff...
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:00 am

First of all: I'm happy to see you post! I've missed your face and by that, I mean your general person-hood and not your creepy avatar.

Second: What the hell? Get on this tree business. Tis the season and all that jazz.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Mich » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:53 pm

Merry Christmas, everyone! I'm in Boise with my family, pissed at USPS for taking too long to deliver my mom's gift. She'll have to wait until Thursday, I suppose. Hope you all have a great day.
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:41 pm

That's frustrating. Regardless, I'm sure she's happy just to have you there. :) Merry Christmas (to you and everyone)!
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Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

Postby buckshot » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:55 pm

Hope everyone had a great holiday! I love having all the kids ,grandkids, folks and friends at home for Christmas all together and all (cuz I do miss em) but it feels fine to see them all off and spend a bit of quiet time with the lady. I took a minute last evening and watched Julie keeping all the gal's and helpers moving and on task with all the last minute cooking and serving while Dad and I were trying to carve 2 big turkeys and hams. I wish I knew how she gets it all done.


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