Anybody Want to see my Christmas Tree??

My Christmas Tree !! - My Big old beautiful tree!
United States
November 23, 2008 11:58am CST
Hello I finished decorating my Christmas Tree Yesterday!!! Been working on the whole front room and getting the big old tree up all week long and finally, FINALLY its done! I've also put up a slide show on my profile page called Christmas 2008 its got all the shots of my decorations and more of my Christmas tree, and a few pics of my silly Cat Screamer and some of her recent antic's...LOL! There are also a few pictures of the Christmas tree located in my photo file too!! My tree is decorated in blue, Purple, ( a lot of purple ) some clear ornaments and Silver, on the backside of this monster tree are the colors but also has some red , green & gold ( it was on sale) and I bought it don't care for them now, but it helps fill up the tree nobody see's the backside of it but me LOL! WEll anyone that wants to go back there can see it but my beauty is full of purple mostly!! Thanks for stopping by I hope you like it!! It's really really pretty in here. small and cramped but really pretty!!!
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Cool theme. I would have never thought to used so much purple, but it looks really nice. You have cool and unique taste. Very nice tree. Want to help me put ours up? ;)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Hi smartie, cute name (G)! This tree has all the clear lights on it thank God already on there, but yeah You'd be suprised at how gorgeous it is by mixing the purple and blues and the "clear" ornaments and a bit of silver here and there; Yeah I'll be right over to help you with your tree...ROTFL!!! So long as I can bring my pain meds and stuff sure...I'll need a bed to crash on too off and on, crazy back pain that I deal with but sure..
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• United States
23 Nov 08
Thanks. I always thought clear ornaments were cool, but never really saw any on a tree before. Now, I know I want some. I'm sorry your back hurts. As much as I'm yearning to put up my tree, I know it's going to be a pain and I know my three dogs (a yorkie and two shih tzus) are going to try tol be in the mix, or they'll try to knock it down. hehe
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• United States
23 Nov 08
AWww I bet they all are so cute, You'll have to put up some pics of them, Yeah My Cat Screamer LOVES to knock down the ornaments and play with them, but I put the ones that won't shatter down low where she can reach them; she's spoiled rotten! the clear ornaments look the best if they are hung right over or near the clear lights that makes them just sorta "pop" out very pretty!! Good luck on your tree and doggies LOL!!
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@Cerego (117)
• United States
24 Nov 08
How cute! you really like purple huh? I want to go ahead and put up our christmas tree too, but we usually wait until the day after thanksgiving.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
HI cerego: Yeah what can I say I like purple it does I think really set the tree off (G)! Normally I don't set mine up this early either just have a lot on my plate this year, ( busy stuff) not just food ...LOL! "get it"??....
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• Canada
1 Dec 08
You can NEVER have too much purple!!
• United States
6 Dec 08
Hi Purple Teddybear: I agree! LOL! In fact one of my first stuffed animals was a purple/white teddy bear so I like your name here (G)! how cute!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
23 Nov 08
I miss having a christmas tree up, I haven't for years, it did make the place more cheerful and look like christmas, oh well maybe one day I might have one again who knows.
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• United States
23 Nov 08
HI Winterrose: Don't feel bad I didn't have anything for years and years and years ( most of my adult life) I never had a tree and for a lot of years after My brother passed away and then My Mother, I just was NOT in the Christmas Spirit at all but I do love the decorations and as a part of my "healing process" I started buying myself some things, now when I go out to my Dad's place/ the farm its SCROOGE CITY ALL THE WAY!!![i][/i][u][/u] He is so "ugly" about the whole Holiday Season its a wonder we had any sort of Christmas at all as kids, it was a rushed 3-day event sometimes the tree didn't get put up until Christmas eve and then he made us take it down Christmas day and well that whole scenario is another day's therapy session...LOL! I tried to sell my Tree all summer long and the ornaments as I needed the money but nobody bought it so I put it up again; Could still use the money but oh well??
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
24 Nov 08
tell me about it, money, it is a luxury now isn't it.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Nice size tree you got there and I love the purple with the blue. Beautiful. My daughter's favorite color is purple.
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• United States
23 Nov 08
HI Tyc: Thank you!!! Yeah she's a beauty, all 7 1/2 feet of her; It's a pre-lit Mountain spruce tree and it has 1000 lights on it..so they say! Go take a look at my slideshow, does anyone know if I can post that on here or not? I figured the answer was a big fat noooo...so that's why its on my profile page
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Sorry, I knew there was something else I was going to look at and it was the slide show. Your house is decorated very nice, you have some great Christmas decorations. Thank you for sharing.
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Hey jan! Wow! Your tree came out beautiful! I love the colors! I happen to be a big fan of purple too! You have some really beautiful ornaments! I'm so jealous! It really came out looking great! The whole house looks so Christmasy! You did a fantastic job! Santa is going to be very pleased! He is going to feel right at home! It must have taken you a very long time to decorate that tree! But, it was truly worth it! I hope you are enjoying it right now! I am nowhere near ready to even think about putting mine up. I am still in the process of redecorating my apartment and painting some furniture. I am hoping to have it ready in time for the Christmas holiday! I hope to have it finished right after Thanksgiving! I have to get new ornaments because I had thrown out the glass ornaments because of my cats. So now I have a whole bunch to replace if I want to put the tree up at all.
@Shellyann36 (9214)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Very nice! I like the purple. I love theme Christmas Trees. My aunt does a new theme every year. She even has a sea shell tree. All of the ornaments are created from sea shells. I have not yet put our tree up. I like live trees and I think we will get ours after Thanksgiving. I have always been fond of snow men and I have a theme for them. Sometimes ornaments can be very expensive and I have to get them as I can. I love your tree. Can't wait to see the rest of your decorations!
• United States
23 Nov 08
Hi Shellyann: Thank you!! I'd love to see some photo's of the Christmas tree with Sea shells, I've always loved sea shells myself, never been to the ocean but I do have several sea shells; I bet that would be beautiful to see; I like Live trees too can't man-handle them by myself and get them into a tree stand and then watered I'd be more afraid of a fire with them but I love them; I wouldn't be able to "breathe either" if I had the real ones here, I'm a (puss) anymore health wise; Yes if you've not done so yet go to my profile and watch the slide show there or just look at the photo's page I've got some of them in there but not all of the photo's I took; Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
@jerzgirl (7991)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
23 Nov 08
I would love to - as soon as I get to your discussion. These darned notifications don't have a link to take you to the discussion like the comments do. So, once I post this, I'll be back to see it!
@jerzgirl (7991)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
23 Nov 08
Nice tree, GF! Heck of a job. I was going to comment on the purple, but I thought you might mention it in the discussion. You did. I see much of it is at the bottom, so I take it the purple ones are the unbreakables?? That Screamer had better behave herself!!! We have to get things ready to bring Mom's upstairs from the basement. But, we're gonna get through Thanksgiving first. It'll just be her and me. That's OK - more leftovers for us!! he he he
@jerzgirl (7991)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
23 Nov 08
I forgot - Deb's going to be putting my tree up this year. When she was cleaning the apartment and getting rid of all the crap I'd accumulated over the years, she found all my lights and ornaments. I knew where the tree was, but hadn't put it up in years. So, it'll be nice to see.
@jerzgirl (7991)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
24 Nov 08
Mom puts the tree up every year. It's just finding someone who can bring it up from the basement. She & Dad put it away decorated and covered it with a large industrial-sized plastic bag. Three Christmases ago, she was too sick and was in the hospital at Christmas. So, Dad's cousin, who was living with her at the time, put up a natural bent twig tree with lights - about 2 1/2' tall. Very cute. That way there was Christmas in the house when she got home. The next year year, she asked Tom to bring it up. Talk about square pegs in a round hole - that boy has no mechanical sense whatsoever. It didn't matter that the tree was taller than the doorway - he STILL tried to walk straight out of the basement with that thing - not once, not twice - THREE TIMES!! It's obvious geometry wasn't his best subject in school. It was like watching the Three Stooges. I had to stop him before he broke the top off the damned thing. I love that boy dearly, but it amazes me at times that he made it to adulthood (and got a Master's Degree, to boot!) Last year, Deb and her boyfriend brought it up. Haven't decided who will do it this year. It'll probably be Steve and Deb again. They're more mechanically inclined (although Steve could get lost walking across a room).
• Canada
1 Dec 08
I really like your tree, I saw the photo enclosed and it's really pretty. I especially like all of the purple! We put our tree up last weekend which was actually earlier then usual. We usually wait for the first or second week of December! PurpleTeddyBear xx
• Canada
17 Dec 08
The flower in my avatar is actually a poinsettia! I wish I could find purple ones at Walmart, but have had no luck :(
• Canada
24 Dec 08
I'm not really sure exactly how they make them blue or purple. I'm thinking they use the same kind of paint that they use to paint roses blue and purple! I REALLY wanted to buy a purple poinsettia this yer, but a photo is the closest I have come to actually seeing one! Merry Christmas To You & Your Family, PurpleTeddyBear xx
@alyssa_c (440)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Wow! congratulations on your tree. It's really pretty. It shows that you really put much care and love in it. Ours is red. Red christmas balls, red glittered leaves, red ribbons... It's my mom's idea. I don't really know how to post a pic but I would've loved to share it with you, too. =)
@alyssa_c (440)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
Our Red Tree - Here's a picture of the tree that I mentioned. It's full of ribbons and glittered butterflies and if you'll look at the top it's got a very big bow on it, instead of the traditional angel.
I know it's been 5 days but you said you wanted to have a look at our now-red Xmas tree (okay, so I'm a little show-off lol) And now that I've uploaded it to the computer I'd like to share it with you. I had to retake the pics as most of the previous ones were blurred.
• United States
29 Nov 08
oH {{alyssa}} Your tree is just beautiful! AWESOME! if haven't already you should post a discussion on it so everyone can see this beauty!!! I left a comment on your photo too (G)! It truly is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Hey, Jan! As soon as I post this message I'm going to run right over to your profile page and check out your tree! I wish I could have a tree, but, with a Mija it would be a bit difficult. She'd probably end up eating the tree! She already likes to eat paper. She's such a silly. Keeps me laughing all the time. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• United States
8 Dec 08
What a professional looking tree! I can see that you put a lot of thought and care into decorating it! Good job, Jan! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• United States
8 Dec 08
HI Kellyjeanne, HI Mija; Thank you for your complements on my tree, Yeah Cats are like little children they chew on everything and stuff always winds up in their mouths (G)!! Mine mostly just go bezerk over the pretty shiny balls on there (balls to them) my ornaments to me, such bad kitty's and no matter how many are laying around on my floor, Screamer always has to knock down more of them to play with; I try to make sure all the ornaments on the lower branches have those that won't break or shatter when they hit my floor; Its so funny to hear her batting them around as soon as I go to bed... Now that Minx is here, her ( mother) as she gets better day by day she too has taken up the hunt for my Christmas ornaments, bad bad kitty's I have (G)! So long as they don't knock down the big old tree we are good I guess...LOL!
@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Very nice. My husband and I do not have a Tree as we live in a small one bedroom condo. We have decided since no one ever comes to visit, and we have no kids, it is really no Big deal either. We both work Full time, and lead busy lives so finding the extra time to do it would be hard as well. But yours does look nice for sure.
• United States
25 Nov 08
HI Krause: Yeah I know what you mean, its small here too, that's why this big old tree is in my dining area..Pfftt! No one comes here either really we all gather out at my the farm at my Dad's good thing I guess as my table is up against the wall on the other side of the tree..LOL! thank you, have a happy Thanksgiving, and a Merry Christmas !!!
@halynn (1809)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Your tree looks really nice. My son & i just put up our tree on Sat. He loves tractors & his room is decorated in john deere tractors. So this year i made a bunch of john deere ornaments & we decorated the tree all in john deere stuff. He loves it. i think it looks really cute too. Happy Holidays
• United States
24 Nov 08
HI Halynn; Love the cute kitties in your avatar; I bet your son's tree and room look really cute, you should take a picture of it and post it here or put it in your profile, I'd love to see it!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas, I'm sure I'll be seeing you around here on mylot (G)!!
• United States
24 Nov 08
Well your tree looks very cute :) and i had never heard about purple in one tree :D but looks nice, have a nice day and hope you will have a very good week ;) see you soon :D
• United States
24 Nov 08
Hi there Theembittered: Yes its mostly purple (G)! if you have a tree with the clear lights like mine and inter mix them with silver and blues you'd be surprised at how pretty it is , even when its not lit up (G)!! you have a nice day too and a Happy Thanksgiving!!
@xuaxua (2)
• China
24 Nov 08
it is really great,you must spend a lot of time on it. will you help me with my christmas tree?
• United States
24 Nov 08
HI xuaxua: Thank you! Yeah it took me most of last week to do all the decorating and the tree took me two days one to wrestle it up by myself ( neck and back injuries) and then One full day to decorate it... Sure I'll come help what's the pay per day?? LOL! So long as I can take my pain killer's and muscle relaxer's , have a place to crash and rest often I'd come help out...LOL!!
@gemini_rose (16193)
23 Nov 08
It is lovely, it must have taken you ages to do with all those baubles on and sucha big tree too! I love purple on a tree I think that it is such a complimentary colour with the green and somehow everything goes altogether no matter what colours are used. Merry Christmas!
• United States
23 Nov 08
HI Gemini_rose: Yeah it took me most of yesterday ( all day) to decorate it If I didn't have such neck and back pain it might not take me that long but when I decorate it I kinda "feel like an artist" and I like to take my time with it; Yes purple is one of my favorite colors too and if you've never used it on a tree do try it, and I've got beautiful "fake" but velvety Poinsettia's all over my front room too; very very pretty!! Merry Christmas to you too and have a Happy Thanksgiving!! 4 days people, 4 days til TURKEY DAY! LOL!