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#1 Kell

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:38 AM

Anyone got their festive decorations up yet? Share photos - we'd all love to see them!



#2 Kell

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:48 AM

Our tree:

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Both the boys had a go at putting the snowflake on top:

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We've decorated the mantle piece:

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And the window:

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And made paper chains and hanging decorations for the ceiling:

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:52 AM

Your decorations are gorgeous Kell!

 

I can never get good photos of my tree, so I'm opting to show my favourite decorations on it instead. I'm one of these people who buys individual/pairs of decorations (bonus points for matching but slightly different sets) so my tree is worth a lot of money in ornaments!

 

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I've also made some sock snowmen using socks, rice, glue, pins and buttons. No sewing required! The red and white one is pretty awful, but I love the other two, particularly the baby one. I plan to make loads more when I get more socks and pins!

 

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 01:55 PM

Kell and Noll, such lovely decorations :)!

Here's our tree:

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We have a few other decorations around the living room, but I haven't made any photos of them yet (or rather, I did of some but the pictures turned out blurry).

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:41 PM

Noll - I LOVE your decorations! I have loads of individual and mini-sets of decorations too - I love to mix and match, and try to buy and/or make at least one new one every year to add to the tree. :)

 

Athena - your tree it so pretty too - I love the coloured tinsel. :)



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:18 AM

Athena - I love your tree, really nice.

 

Kell & Noll - the decorations and ornaments are very nice. Isn't Christmas a nice time of year. :coolsnow:

 

We try to buy 1 or 2 new Christmas Ornaments every year, and, at our age they add up to quite a few.

 

Attached are a few of ours. They are all, for the most part, special to us. The one Ornament is from Mt. St Helen's Volcanic Ash and is hand blown.

 

Edit: The one with the Santa face is from when we attended the Christmas Spectacular at New York's Radio City Music Hall featuring the Rockettes.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:17 AM

Thanks, Kell and Muggle Not :).

Muggle Not, those decorations are very pretty :).

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:23 PM

1504104_10153168133066360_14548710457944My chubby pudding just finished knitting... :)



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:34 PM

All your decorations and trees are lovely.  Noll, the snowmen are adorable (even the red and white one, he's cute) and I love Inver's knitted pudding too.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 04:05 PM

Bit late to the party, but just found time to take a couple of photos

Here's our tree:
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And the top of the piano:
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My advent present today was this adorable new ornament for the tree:
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The mantlepiece and the top of the bookcase are also decorated, but the light isn't very good and I can't get a very good photo of them. We've also got red fairy lights across the top of the sofa, and another set in the kitchen, plus a little artificial tree in the bedroom. We're all Christmassed up! :D



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 12:38 PM

Ahh, love the doggy, chesil!



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:02 PM

Anyone have their decorations up? Ready to post pictures of them? I need some inspiration and to get a jump start for the Christmas holidays! This year we are empty-nesters and I'm not sure about what to do for this new phase in our lives. Tree, decorations? Will seem like too much when it will only be me, hubby and our dog, Kizzy? Anyone who celebrates on a quiet scale? If so, can you post your pictures?



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:15 PM

Ours go up on Xmas Eve and come down on Jan 6th so haven't any pics yet :) But we have a tree and decorate that and have various ornaments, candles and festive tealights in the living room. Any tinsel left over gets draped around picture frames downstairs. But that's it really - no US style outdoor stuff in the garden or on the house.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:15 PM

I'm a quiet scaler!  :D  My decorations go up at the beginning of December.  My "tree" is a 15" spirally silver thing with hanging disc drops.  It seems almost an insult to call it a tree, but it's cute, and I like it, and it sits on my bookshelf.  I'll throw other ornaments and tinsels around the living room.  I might upload some pics here once everything's done, but I'm sure it won't be as impressive as everyone else's displays!



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:20 PM

Last year we did the tree thing but I honestly can't remember if we gave dd the tree when they moved. Someone (not me) will need to go into the attic to check. If its not there, I'll get us this cute little live tree from my favorite grocery store. Its about 1.5-2 feet tall. We used to put the tree up the day of or the day after Thanksgiving. Don't think that will happen this year more likely it will be early December. I may put something up on the door and a few pretty candles. I already have twinkle lights put up so that will more than likely do it for us.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:44 PM

We're planning to put up our tree next week. Which is a lot earlier than most people in my country, but I'm eager to see our decorations again :xmassmile:.

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:57 PM

I think one year we didn't bother with the tree and put up a little table top artificial one and fewer decorations. Just wasn't the same. We have candles in our living room anyway - very relaxing on a winter evening. The tree being up, with its lights on and with the candles all around is a nice part of Xmas for us.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:17 PM

I think one year we didn't bother with the tree and put up a little table top artificial one and fewer decorations. Just wasn't the same. We have candles in our living room anyway - very relaxing on a winter evening. The tree being up, with its lights on and with the candles all around is a nice part of Xmas for us.

Flip, that's how it was for me one year. We sometimes got into a funk over the holidays and didn't do anything to celebrate it. I told my hubby last night that I wanted to change that. I really want to have things to celebrate and to look forward to, even if we don't have our children and grands at home. I WANT to get in the spirit of things, this year more so than ever. I'll add some greenery to liven things up a little and I'll dust off my favorite Christmas CDs and I'll just enjoy the moment.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:52 PM

Virginia, that sounds the best way. I must admit I've never had kids and the "joy of xmas" is something I don't really feel. I wish I did. I think the commercialism of it all spoiled it really. My wife feels the same about that side of it but DOES love xmas, so I try and make more of an effort now we're together. We don't exchange gifts now (we do that at any time during the year instead) and give to charities at xmas. So we have the tree and ornaments and candles and try to recreate the peaceful time we both like. With the odd xmas movie (and CD) thrown in to try and get in the xmas mood. :)



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:37 AM

Way too early!  Although some pubs and restaurants near me have their decs up.  I have a little fibre optic tree (no room for a big one) which usually emerges around mid December, with a few little decs around the base.  It's looking a bit lop-sided now though!






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