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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2010, 09:03:38 am »
Jeff, have you seen this site:

http://aluminumchristmastrees.net/store/categories/1/christmas-trees/

I think you can get your tabletop tree for under $10.  (To save time, shop trees in ascending order pricewise.)

And because I'm nosy, I just have to ask:  Did your parents use a color wheel with their tree?

Somewhat belatedly--thanks! I'll check this out.

So far I've just been looking on eBay, where table-top models seem to be going for about $50.

It was my grandparents who had the aluminum tree, and, yeah, you betcha, they had a color wheel!  :laugh:

I'm laughing at my own fascination with these trees now, because when I was a little boy, I couldn't stand Grandma and Grandpa's tree. It seemed like such an abomination because you couldn't put lights on it--which, to me then, seemed the very essence of "Christmas tree." It was all very 1960. The tree sat in the big picture window in the living room, with the color wheel trained on it, so that passers-by in the street could see this aluminum tree change colors as the color wheel turned.  :laugh:

On eBay I've even seen a pink aluminum tree--which, of course, reminds me of instructions given to Charlie Brown to get a modern Christmas tree--"maybe painted pink!"  :laugh:

I'm also looking into feather trees.  8)
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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2010, 03:14:48 pm »
I'm also looking into feather trees.  8)


You made me google again. Now I feel so old world :laugh:.

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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2010, 04:24:57 pm »
You made me google again. Now I feel so old world :laugh:.

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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2010, 10:07:50 pm »
Today I met with the originator of this thread, brokebackjack. He gave me some wonderful rose cuttings. We're looking forward to the opening of the Botanic Gardens holiday shop in a few days, LOL!
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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2010, 03:03:39 pm »
The special ornament I bought in the Black Forest this year:




And my Ennis truck again:


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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2010, 03:09:01 pm »
It's not really an ornament, since it's not hanging in the tree. But it's a new special Christmas decoration for me. You can't buy any western themed decoration in Germany. Not a chance in hell, zero, nada.
But I found a campfire/cooking fire! :D
It's made for nativity scenes, but to me, it's a reference to our boys. If you can't get western themed deco, you have to get creative, lol.




I put it next to my nativity scene:


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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2010, 03:15:40 pm »
One of my bosses certainly is addicted to Christmas ornaments, because aside from two joke gifts, my present this year from him was nothing BUT gorgeous Christmas tree ornaments.  Of course, I don't celebrate Xmas and don't have a tree, but it's the thought that counts and they're still very lovely.

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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2010, 03:23:18 pm »
One of my bosses certainly is addicted to Christmas ornaments, because aside from two joke gifts, my present this year from him was nothing BUT gorgeous Christmas tree ornaments.  Of course, I don't celebrate Xmas and don't have a tree, but it's the thought that counts and they're still very lovely.


If you like them and want to show them, you could hang them into a window or on a wall, even if you're not celebrating.

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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2010, 03:26:38 pm »
After posting some ornaments, here's the whole thingie:





Question: Shall we open a new thread, reserved for trees? We have tree pics from previous years scattered in several threads. Might be nice to have them all collected in one thread and compare different years.What do people think?

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Re: ADDICTED TO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2010, 03:47:18 pm »


my rockefeller ornament above...

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