Ta-Da! The Tree is Up!

@JudyEv (137090)
Bunbury, Australia
December 17, 2016 4:12pm CST
I have decorated my tree and it is sitting in the lounge. It looks a bit odd perhaps, a bit lop-sided but it is what it is and I am what I am and never the twain shall meet! Where on earth did that come from? I haven't even had my glass of wine yet! I like bringing out my ornaments. I have several that were gifts. Each of our son's photos are in a little gold frame with 'Merry Christmas' round the edge. There is a dove with a sprig of olive in its beak, a very pretty little china bell, a Belleek cross and an ornament from Canterbury Cathedral based on the ceiling vault of Bell Harry Tower. The screed that is in the box with the ornament says the tower was finished externally in 1498 and internally in 1503. Canterbury Cathedral was the first cathedral in England.
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@xFiacre (5738)
• Ireland
17 Dec 16
@judyev Your tree looks like a colourful Cousin It from the Adams family. Please don't be offended.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
I suppose it does a bit doesn't it? Do you like the chocolate box star? I am so frugal sometimes but I made it on my own when Vince was away. I'm not into spending on stuff that will be used for a few weeks and really we're the only ones who will see it - apart from my myLot family!
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@xFiacre (5738)
• Ireland
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv It looks like it might start gliding across the floor saying "exterminate, exterminate". So much more fun than our conservative , tidy, same-as-the-neighbours tree. Nice star.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
@xFiacre We made our small son one of those 'exterminate' things once out of a cardboard box. But we had a flashing light on the top which he thought was wonderful. :)
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@sharon6345 (142412)
• United States
17 Dec 16
I am sure that is a one of a kind tree. Happy holiday's
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
The cone-shape is plastic netting so I had to cover it up somehow.
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@sharon6345 (142412)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv That looks like it was costly. I like that it's creative. Did you ever have a traditional tree?
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
@sharon6345 We had a biggish plastic one for some years and we've also had gum branches from time to time.
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@amadeo (75895)
• United States
17 Dec 16
Ta_Da it looks lovely there.Very nice.This is very different.I loved it.Thank you for sharing this.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
After all my palaver, I was a bit embarrassed with it but everyone has been very kind with their comments, including you, Alfredo. Thank you.
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@amadeo (75895)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv your quite welcome.Nothing to be embrassed by this.It is a wonderful tree
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@Happy2BeMe (75395)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
It looks very nice and colorful. I enjoy seeing the picture of all the different Christmas trees from around the world. You ornaments sound very nice.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
Thanks. I've enjoyed all the photos of the Christmas trees too.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Dec 16
@Happy2BeMe , Christmas is everywhere, when we see symbols, we feel like soaring in happiness.
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@Happy2BeMe (75395)
• Canada
20 Dec 16
@cacay1 so very true
@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Dec 16
It's a lovely tree. I've never seen one like it.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Dec 16
Thank you. Maybe I have a unique tree!
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Dec 16
@JudyEv Definitely!
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• Baguio, Philippines
18 Dec 16
Beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Simply beautiful and nice.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
Thank you. We won't be here for Christmas so we're happy with it. :)
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• Baguio, Philippines
18 Dec 16
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Dec 16
I have never seen a tree like that before, it's neat! =)
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I had to cover up all the netting hence the tinsel all over it.
@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies , very captivating and so cool looking.
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@topffer (36379)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
17 Dec 16
Wonderful tree The accumulation of decorations makes it very original, I like it.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
I love bringing out the ornaments each year. I've suggested Christmas ornaments to my sons as gifts for me as they aren't too expensive but they are very personal.
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@topffer (36379)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv It is another good idea, and the family can enjoy the tree.
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@DWDavis (15035)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
18 Dec 16
It's hard to tell there is a tree under all that tinsel.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
It took a lot of tinsel to cover the netting base. :)
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
18 Dec 16
That's a tree? It looks like something in 'swaddling clothes', whatever that is. Anyway, it looks lovely, very original.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
It does look a bit swaddled doesn't it? I think its years might be numbered but it served the purpose.
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@Nihil90 (358)
• Indore, India
18 Dec 16
I haven't seen a colourful Christmas tree like this before. It looks so vibrant, like someone will burst out from it. Thanks for sharing!
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
I am so pleased you like it. I thought it was a bit 'ordinary' to start with but I feel better about it now. :)
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
18 Dec 16
It's quite unique from the usual Christmas tree I see. Interesting decorations.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
Thank you. I''m glad you like it. I hadn't thought about it being different but I guess it is a bit.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Dec 16
pffft, that is totally a cool and unique looking tree!
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
Thank you.
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• China
18 Dec 16
It is a unique tree!Do you set it up for Christmas? What interests me is that there is a china bell on it.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
Yes. I made the cone from plastic netting so I needed the tinsel to cover the netting. A couple of the ornaments are a little bit more expensive than the usual balls and are made of china. There is also photographs of our sons who live many miles away in Melbourne and Ireland.
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• China
19 Dec 16
@JudyEv Before now ,I just knew people used pine tree and the like as Christmas tree.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Dec 16
@changjiangzhibin89 I'm sure mostly pine-trees are used but some people in Australia might use something else.
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@SophieY (902)
• South Africa
18 Dec 16
that's a LOT OF TINSEL!
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
What do you mean? It is ALL tinsel.
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@SophieY (902)
• South Africa
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv YES - I noticed - brilliant idea - I love tinsel
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@SophieY (902)
• South Africa
19 Dec 16
@HAPPSINGH I don't have one - because I am going home to my parents for Christmas
@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
17 Dec 16
Wow that is quite a tree! How tall is it?
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
It is only about 5 foot tall. I could have put it on a stand but the cone-shape made it a bit hard.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
19 Dec 16
@JudyEv No I think it's perfect just as it is! How I love seeing everyone's trees!
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Dec 16
@allknowing (70817)
• India
17 Dec 16
Where are the bells. Where are the balls and where is the angel, the lights - the works? Originality is the name of the game I say
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
There are some bells but they are difficult to see against the tinsel. We have some lights but there is only us here and I worry a bit about lights - and there is no angel. Apart from that it is a perfectly normal Christmas tree.
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@allknowing (70817)
• India
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv You have less work to undo the tree which is quite a headache with countless bells, balls the works
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
@allknowing That's true. It won't take long to dismantle.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
17 Dec 16
I've never seen a tree decorated like that but it's very pretty. Are there lights on it? My tree goes up tomorrow, I have to get it out of the storage shed today.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 16
We have lights to go on it but there is only us here and the tree can't be seen unless we actually have people in the room so there doesn't seem much point in putting the lights on. We will be spending Christmas in another (Australian) state so we won't bother with the lights.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv Enjoy your trip and have a very happy Christmas!
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
@dragon54u Thank you. :) I hope you do too.
@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Dec 16
You are artistic my dear, very awesome Christmas Tree full of life. I may create like that next year
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec 16
I will accept your kind words with thanks although I'm tempted to say I'm not very artistic. :)
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Dec 16
@JudyEv hahahaha, many like your creation. I also see this like in our malls.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
19 Dec 16
Good to see that your Christmas tree is up I see that this is an unique one.
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@JudyEv (137090)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Dec 16
I guess it is a bit different.