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nbg wrote: Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:59 pm We bought ours this afternoon. Decided to go for a potted tree, as it will last longer.
That’s a beautifully dense looking tree! Well done, sir.
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UPDATE!

I found my grandmother’s tree topper. I thought I’d lost it. The tree is now complete.

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UPDATED UPDATE!

A few years ago, I found a woman who knits college sweater Christmas tree ornaments. I’ve got one for me (W&M), my wife (Boston University), my daughter & her girlfriend (James Madison University), and my son (VA Commonwealth University). I just ordered one for my step son who started at the University of Maryland this fall.

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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2023 1:30 am UPDATE!

I found my grandmother’s tree topper. I thought I’d lost it. The tree is now complete.
How lovely! :thumbup:
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My wife is a foodie: she loves to cook, eat out, appreciates wine, etc. About 10 years ago she began collecting all-things-food-related-Xmas-tree-ornaments. Apologies for the length of this post, and believe it or not there are plenty more I didn't capture:
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^^^ I saw a broccoli Christmas tree bauble the other day and thought it was the cutest thing. I had no idea the scale of food related Christmas baubles!
The croissant looks like it was invented just for this purpose :D
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@Bident, how many lights? Looks wonderful!
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jkbarnes wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 8:25 pm @Bident, how many lights? Looks wonderful!
I'm not sure, definitely a lot! We bought the tree many years ago and it has lights built into the branches. I got Grinchy and became tired of watering, vacuuming needles, and then cutting up a real tree for compost every January. Bah humbug!
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Bident wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 11:47 pm …I got Grinchy and became tired of watering, vacuuming needles…
My tree is shedding needles like crazy. It’s almost like kindling at this point. I’m seriously considering taking it down before Christmas, it’s that bad.
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jkbarnes wrote: Sat Dec 16, 2023 12:35 am
Bident wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 11:47 pm …I got Grinchy and became tired of watering, vacuuming needles…
My tree is shedding needles like crazy. It’s almost like kindling at this point. I’m seriously considering taking it down before Christmas, it’s that bad.
I remember/feel your pain. :tree: :forbidden:
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Bident wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 11:47 pm …I got Grinchy and became tired of watering, vacuuming needles…
My tree is shedding needles like crazy. It’s almost like kindling at this point. I’m seriously considering taking it down before Christmas, it’s that bad.
Get a new one this weekend and use your current one for firewood or in the BBQ, for the pine smoke.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sat Dec 16, 2023 1:35 am Get a new one this weekend and use your current one for firewood or in the BBQ, for the pine smoke.
That’s not a bad idea, Guy! I might actually do that.
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jkbarnes wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sat Dec 16, 2023 1:35 am Get a new one this weekend and use your current one for firewood or in the BBQ, for the pine smoke.
That’s not a bad idea, Guy! I might actually do that.
Advice given by a chap whose Christmas Tree is still boxed up in the loft but will be coming out, along with lights and decorations tomorrow (today).

It's a family thing. My parents would put their tree up and do the decorations only a day or two before Christmas but leave them up until 12th night. One couldn't effectively put a tree up before then as the needles would have all dropped; as yours have.

My late wife was a primary school teacher, and we only ever put up our tree once she had broken up from school for the Christms holiday; usually no more than a week before Christmas. Again, they would stay up until 12th night, which usually coincided with her going back to school.

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Potential change of plans - in lieu of a new tree I might purposely knock most of the needles off and go the Charlie Brown tree route! :lol: :lol: :lol:

When my mom was a kid, the tree was put up Christmas Eve day but not decorated. My mom and aunt went to bed with a bare tree. My grandparents would then decorate the tree and put all the gifts out then wake my mom and aunt up at midnight after Santa Claus came. It was Santa who decorated the tree! I always loved that tradition.
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