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I need a new topper for my tree! I'm looking for something that lights up...maybe a star? (I'm def not opposed to glitter, haha).

I looked at Target and Marshall's today and didn't see anything I liked. Any suggestions on where to look?
Originally Posted by beanjelly
I always check several different places. There are at least 2 Christmas speciality shops in every town around me. I look in those and at dollar & drug stores.

I almost forgot Lowes. The closest one to me always has fantastic Christmas decorations.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 12-04-2012 at 04:35 PM.
^ Oh, I just love those, especially squirrelly pinecone santa gnome! And I hope you find your Peanuts iceskating rink - please post a pic when you do.
Originally Posted by B-wavy
I absolutely will. My mom surprised me with it a few years ago, and I adore it. They skate around to 'Christmas time is here'.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I like the color blocking! What a neat idea.

Do any of y'all use LED lights? We tried them for our outside lights a couple of years ago and I hated them. The white lights are such a cold bluish light and not the warm white of regular lights and the color lights just seem so garish. We ended up giving away the LED's we bought and purchased regular again for outside.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
I've just bought some but they're warm white not blue white so I hope they'll be ok. A friend had some of the bluey ones and doesn't like them either, says they look awful.
Hmm, maybe I need to check what mine look like - don't want to find I don't like them when I've got my tree up. And definitely don't want to go out shopping for more.
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It's too early in our house yet, our tree only goes up the weekend before Christmas but its one of my favourite things. I'm a bit bossy when it comes to the tree lol!

We always have a real one. A nice fat 5 foot one

I love old Christmas photographs they look so magical and everyone is really dressed up. We don't dress up for Christmas even going round to family or the year we had Christmas dinner at a posh restaurant. Jeans and jumpers all around!
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^ I was always a bossy when it came to the tree, too. It took several years to talk my mom into packing away our hand made ornaments on the childhood tree. When I finally had decorating freedom, I held onto it with a death grip.

More LED drama! When I was driving home from work this morning I saw the main decorations in the center of my town. It is a beautiful idea. Mini trees as far as the eye can see, wrapped in cool LED lights, but the 2 main trees were done in warm toned white lights. It throws the whole thing off. They should have done them in the same or in color.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I need a new topper for my tree! I'm looking for something that lights up...maybe a star? (I'm def not opposed to glitter, haha).

I looked at Target and Marshall's today and didn't see anything I liked. Any suggestions on where to look?
Originally Posted by beanjelly
I prefer a topper that lights too. I have had this capiz shell star as a tree topper for years. I love it as much now as when I first got it.

Newegg.com - 8" Lighted Capiz Shell 8-Point Gold Star Christmas Tree Topper - Clear Lights
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I usually stuff lights up into my gold grapevine star, so try to keep an eye out for unusual things to use that you can add to. This star wasn't originally intended as a topper, but that's what I use it for.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I love my Charlie Brown tree. I keep it up all the time and just switch it up with seasonally appropriate ornaments.

The cats think it's real.

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I don't have the space for a large real one. The BF and I go cut one of those down for his place. It's fun. We haven't done this year yet because he prefers to do it when it feels wintry. I tell him that he'll never cut before Christmas at that rate!
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I love my Charlie Brown tree. I keep it up all the time and just switch it up with seasonally appropriate ornaments.

The cats think it's real.

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I don't have the space for a large real one. The BF and I go cut one of those down for his place. It's fun. We haven't done this year yet because he prefers to do it when it feels wintry. I tell him that he'll never cut before Christmas at that rate!
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
That second pic cracks me up. It looks like an outtake from "Catzilla and the Snowman", haha. I just made that up.
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After last night; I'm wishing I had a prelit tree. I put the lights on and re-did them three times! I bought all new lights this year and the cords seem to be bigger. It's bugging me. I need to go home tonight, remove the ornaments, and try hiding the cords better.
Catzilla and the Snowman! Awesome!
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Kiva! Microfinance works.

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I love my Charlie Brown tree. I keep it up all the time and just switch it up with seasonally appropriate ornaments.

The cats think it's real.

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I don't have the space for a large real one. The BF and I go cut one of those down for his place. It's fun. We haven't done this year yet because he prefers to do it when it feels wintry. I tell him that he'll never cut before Christmas at that rate!
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Aw, I love a good Charlie Brown tree. Especially when decorated with fur balls.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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Ornament my husband tracked down and ordered for me a couple years ago.
My own "first Christmas" ornament. Around 32 years without losing the picture on it or chipping. Hope to keep it around long enough to have hang next to my kids' first Christmas ornaments :-)Oh Christmas Tree!-imageuploadedbycurltalk1354883107.742682.jpg
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I started in 1976 buying a Hallmark ornament a year. Have extras for some years due to gifts, etc.

This is one I have in my collection (though stupid me I didn't keep the box). Mine is in good condition and both books are still being held. I don't put it on the tree anymore; put it in a curio cabinet.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 1980 Frosty Friends 1st in Series | eBay
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I haven't got mine up yet, DH just cut it yesterday, it is a pinion pine.... But here is a picture from last year. I'll use the same white lights and decorations. I love the scent and mood that my Christmas tree brings to my home.



Last edited by Kitschy; 12-07-2012 at 08:10 AM.
Those ornaments are so sweet.

I love some of the Hallmark ornaments. I wanted their Muppet collection in the worst way.

I am still in a tizzy. My ice skating Peanuts are no where to be found, along with my tree skirt.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I haven't got mine up yet, DH just cut it yesterday, it is a pinion pine.... But here is a picture from last year. I'll use the same white lights and decorations. I love the scent and mood that my Christmas tree brings to my home.

Originally Posted by Kitschy
Beautiful!

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kitschy, I love that red chair, it's like a throne to sit in while opening gifts!!

Fifi, I hope you're able to find it, don't give up! Every time we move I swear something goes missing and I'll spot it in a picture and think "Wait, where is that?!?".

Every year the dog likes to use the tree skirt to wrap his toys up in and play with. He'll nudge his toys over to the skirt that I've carefully straightened out and commence rolling his toy up in it, nudging and biting at it.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
^ Kitschy's pic looks like Santa's house!
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