Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Love/Hate thing

This tree, the one we use to hold all the kid's ornaments, is ca. 1970 and still going strong...We hang all those Baby's First, Second, Third...ornaments.  And all the ones that don't fit on the family tree in the front room.
 To get it to appear full, and make it so you can't see the pole and twisted wire, you have to push the branch segments together, securing with tape, and add a counter balance -such as a hammer.  How hillbilly is that?
 Yeah, it sits there looking reasonable, all decorated, with the mismatched lights I finally got to work
and the homemade tree skirt which I did an OK job on....
And all lit up it is passable....but I want to give it to one of the older kids for their first apartment and say goodbye to it, and it's fakey bottle brush branches, forever.
I hate highly dislike it. 
And I also highly dislike stringing lights on it - I want a pre-lit tree for the den.
I will have to hit the after-Christmas sales this year and see what I can find.
For now, it can stay.  Darn it.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I highly recommend the prelit Christmas tree. My life hasn't been the same since we bought one!


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