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Tree Question

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by » Mon Nov 18, 2019 03:22 pm

I don't even know if I'll put it up every year.  Don't really know what Cheri thinks about it.  She's not at all a "Scrooge" about Christmas but when it comes to decorations, she kind of is.  If it was up to her, we'd decorate Christmas Eve and take it down before dinner Christmas day.  That's one area though, where I stand pretty firm.  Old fashioned or not, this year it's going to look like a "Jetsons" Christmas.

Incidentally, I don't think it would hurt a thing, but I'm not about to put electric lights on it.  My brother had the right idea though, putting those laser lights on it, which leans even more toward the "Jetsons".  John

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by » Sun Nov 17, 2019 07:03 pm
John wrote:

An aluminum tree looks very "space age" and like it belongs on the "Jetsons" more than it would on the "Waltons".  It certainly doesn't look like the one we strung with popcorn and cranberries.  But as I haven't seen one in around 50 years, would my aluminum Christmas tree be considered an "old fashioned" Christmas tree?  John

 I do not think they are "old fashoned". I naver had one, but I think they look nice in their own way. :)

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by » Sun Nov 17, 2019 07:00 pm

There are more of those.  Not sure what else to put on it.  It's not as full as the one my brother dug up but it is unique.  I learned pretty quick what kind of ornaments not to put on a tree.  At one time I had those silk covered, styrofoam balls.  They ended up everywhere with shredded silk on everything and naked, styrofoam balls laying all over the place.  The most practical turned out to be those red ribbons. The cats couldn'thurt them and didn'tusually bother with them, and they looked really nice.  It may only be 38 days to Christmas, but it's only 13 days till I decorate.  John

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by » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 pm

It is adorable!  Hope you have a lot more ornaments for it.  Peggy


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by » Sat Nov 16, 2019 05:30 pm

Yes, I do see the 2 or 3 foot trees occasionally.  If you have cats you have to pretty much anchor down any Christmas tree.  Before I moved 10 years ago, I had a beautiful, but industrial strength tree, and the cats loved to swim through it like fish through water, and it didn't hurt a thing if 2 or 3 cats were climbing around in it.

When I bought this one, I did put it together to make sure it was all there, and it was.  The granddaughter hung just a few glittery decorations on it.  This was it back on June 30.


re: Tree Question

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by » Sat Nov 16, 2019 01:55 pm

We had an aluminum Christmas tree and the motorized color wheel back in the '60's.  Our cat kept knocking it over!  I'd say it would be considered old fashioned from the '60's and would love to have one again.  Think I saw in an Aldi ad for next week they will be selling an aluminum 2 foot pre-lit table top tree I'm thinking of getting.  Go for it and post a picture!  Peggy


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