Oh! Christmas Trees

Derby, England
December 4, 2017 3:36pm CST
We always have an artificial tree in our main sitting room as I hate pine needles dropping on the carpet. Today we decided that we would have a real tree with roots in a pot in our garden room so two trees to decorate. We put up the artificial tree and decorated that today but the real one is sitting outside for a bit longer before being decorated. I have a few more decorations to put up around the house before we are ready for our guests and Christmas. I am looking forward to my son arriving from Toronto as he has not been back for Christmas for years. My daughter and her partner are arriving up from London on Christmas Eve. We have guests from Australia coming too and they are driving up with my daughter - she is doing the driving! The countdown to festivities has begun as I also posted all the Christmas cards that need mailing this morning.
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@JohnRoberts (67274)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Dec 17
That's a really big tree.
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• Derby, England
4 Dec 17
@JohnRoberts It isn't as big as it looks as it is sitting on a table
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@JohnRoberts (67274)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Dec 17
@catsholiday It seems to touch the ceiling.
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• Derby, England
4 Dec 17
@JohnRoberts It does almost there but the ceiling is low there as it is a window alcove
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@JudyEv (141761)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec 17
You have guests from Australia? That's nice. And great that your son can get home for Christmas this year. We have a son in Ireland but I'm afraid he won't be home for Christmas.
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• Derby, England
4 Dec 17
@JudyEv The guests from Australia are my ex husband and his wife. They were coming over to stay with my daughter but she finds it quite stressful and asked if they could all come here. I can't say I am looking forward to that part but at least I have my children by doing that.
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@JudyEv (141761)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec 17
@catsholiday Oh.. Well, in that case, I hope it goes well. These situations can be difficult.
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• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@lnillerman That sounds a nice easy Christmas for you. I hope you have a great Christmas
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
4 Dec 17
Your tree is so beautiful. So nice that your family is ciming home for Christmas. Nice that yoir son will finally be able to make it home for the holidays. Exciting times ahead for you and your family.
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• Derby, England
4 Dec 17
@Happy2BeMe Thank you so much I went for just gold in this room. I am really looking forward to see my children!
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
4 Dec 17
@catsholiday that will be so nice. Will that be all your children?
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@Happy2BeMe My two children but not my step children. We see a lot of the two step daughters as they live close by so will see them sometime over Christmas. My step son might come up from London with his partner when we take my son to the airport on the 27th. He is spending Christmas with his girlfriend's parents. We will see him and my daughter plus their partners this weekend when we go to London.
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@Kandae11 (40338)
4 Dec 17
I love the smell of pine that you get from the real trees. Your artificial tree is lovely.
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• Derby, England
4 Dec 17
@Kandae11 I do too that is why I thought we would have the one and it will be on a tiled floor so hopefully there won't be too much to clean up in the end.
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@lnillerman I am not fan of the white or black ones either.
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@youless (94720)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Dec 17
You have quite a beautiful big Christmas tree! How nice it looks!
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• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@youless Than you I am glad you like it i was happy when I had finished yesterday!
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@sharon6345 (147847)
• United States
4 Dec 17
I never want a real tree though they are pretty.
• Derby, England
4 Dec 17
@sharon6345 I love the smell of a real tree and ours is in a pot so I hope it lasts few years.
@sharon6345 (147847)
• United States
5 Dec 17
@catsholiday years you mean your keeping that in your home after Christmas
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@sharon6345 No it will stay in the pot but outside till it is welcomed in again next Christmas.
@just4him (132707)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 17
Your tree looks lovely. Sounds like you'll be ready by the time everyone arrives.
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@just4him Thank you, hopefully I will be ready! We had a sandwich in the Champion's Sports Bar & Grill when we visited Green Bay. My husband had the one Man V Food ate!!
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@just4him (132707)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 17
@catsholiday I actually know where that is. I've been there once or twice. I generally don't visit bars, but that occasion was with friends for a party of sorts.
@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
5 Dec 17
Beautiful! I love that you have the two trees. This one is so classy and elegant. Have fun with your guests :-)
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@FayeHazel I will add a photo to another post when I get around to decorating the small real tree in a week or so. We have a heated floor in that room so I don't think it will enjoy being in there too long!
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
5 Dec 17
@catsholiday Heated floor sounds nice, but not for the tree. I will love to see your other tree :-)
@Shavkat (67205)
• Philippines
5 Dec 17
Wow! I like the Christmas tree. How tall is it?
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@Shavkat Thank you. I think the tree is about five foot tall butt we have it set on a table.
@Shavkat (67205)
• Philippines
6 Dec 17
@catsholiday I think it is nice to have such a tree. Enjoy the Christmas season!
@sallypup (30101)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Dec 17
That's a perfect spot for that gorgeous tree.
• Derby, England
4 Dec 17
@sallypup We took a while to choose the spot but it works well and doesn't take up to much room in the room either
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• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@lnillerman It is awful when the pine needles get stuck into the carpet they are so hard to vacuum out.
@Fleura (7425)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 17
The tree looks lovely. You are very organised already! It sounds as though you will have a full house.
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@Fleura Thank you so much.I have to be organised otherwise the whole thing becomes too stressful
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@rina110383 (24065)
5 Dec 17
That is one huge, beautiful Christmas tree! I love it!
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@rina110383 Thank you so much for your nice comments. It is only about five feet high but we have it on a small table.
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@valmnz (13272)
• New Zealand
4 Dec 17
Sounds like a fun time ahead. Your Australian guests will no doubt notice a difference in temperature!
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@lnillerman yes they live in Queensland so it is hot and often wet at Christmas time. I do miss a hot Christmas:(
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@Corbin5 (122985)
• United States
4 Dec 17
Your tree is beautiful!!! You have some wonderful people visiting you this season.
• Derby, England
5 Dec 17
@Corbin5 It will certainly be interesting but I am looking forward to seeing my children.
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@Susan2015 (22192)
• United States
7 Dec 17
That is a very pretty tree. We have a tabletop one but not sure if we will put it up or not.