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Topic: 2007 Show off your TREE, Mantle, Or other HOLIDAY decor!  (Read 19299 times)
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« Reply #110 on: December 18, 2007 07:12:17 AM »

Ours is up!

We have lots of handmade ornaments going back to our childhoods (I'm 40, so that's a long time ago!  Wink)

My grandmother gave me a box of crocheted snowflakes and the tree isn't finished until we get those on the tips f all the branches. 

« Reply #111 on: December 19, 2007 12:21:38 AM »

I decorated my minitree with creatures from the sea! I usually go away for Christmas so I don't do too much decorating but this year has been really bad. Finally I got my act together and did this. It is inspired by all the lovely people at Craftster who has been making these wonderful octupuses (yes according to my dictionary that is the plural form of octupus...) that I have been admiring. And the step from octupus to jellyfish really wasn't that far.

The octupus is really easy to make - round crochetted balls really - but I put the directions on how to do them on my blog if anyone is interested anyway.

Merry Christmas!


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« Reply #112 on: December 19, 2007 05:15:22 AM »

IamSusie, your tree is beautiful.  I especially love the star at the top.  Did you make it?
« Reply #113 on: December 19, 2007 05:46:18 AM »

Thanks jennyleigh-  I didn't make the star, I think I got it one year it Pier One.  I'd been looking for a nice star for awhile.  I also saw the same topper on a blog post form a favorite fabric designer Anna Maria Horner:

The sparkley sea creatures are so cute! 
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« Reply #114 on: December 19, 2007 06:47:40 AM »

I love your sea-tree!

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« Reply #115 on: December 21, 2007 05:41:05 AM »

I love this thread, everyones trees and decorations look so beautiful!
Here are mine:

Main tree (picture came out a bit dark?)

My fireplace:

Kids tree in dining room:

Dresser next to kids tree:


« Reply #116 on: December 21, 2007 10:55:41 AM »

violet71-  Your main tree is classy, but that whimsical kids tree is wonderful!  I bet your children have a lot of fun with that!

« Reply #117 on: December 21, 2007 02:27:39 PM »

I know there was talk about a pink tinsel tree earlier on this thread, so I thought I'd show off mine. Smiley

Yes, that is a disco ball on the top of the tree.

My bf actually chose this tree. We live in a small apartment and decided to go fake this year when he found this tree in his favorite color, pink (he's a web designer/developer and loves color).

The only other Christmas decoration in our little apartment is garland and Christmas cards over the sliding glass door.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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« Reply #118 on: December 21, 2007 07:37:40 PM »

This year I wanted to do something a little different with our Christmas tree. I really like some of the new whimsical Christmas decorations in the lighter reds and apple greens as well as some of the funky oblong retro modern type ornaments that remind me of the ornaments my Grandparents had on their Christmas tree. Since my husband and i already have enough ornaments that we love for two, almost 3 Christmas trees, I really couldnt justify buying a treeful of new ornaments (and it was cruddy outside so I really didnt want to slide down the road to the mall either). Whats a girl to do? Well, if shes a Craftster (and she is!) she puts on her thinking cap, takes her cue from the new red and white living room curtains and her Danish Heritage, does a little creative reuse and recycle, and makes her big tree a whimsical, Danish-inspired,  lighter red and apple green colored tree. Here's a photo of our big Danish Modern type tree.

The spiky things at the top of the tree are shiny heart garlands on wires that I bought to decorate the getaway car for a wedding (and didnt use). The apple green and red globs are layered & fluffed squares of tissue paper I put in the holes between the branches of the tree. In Danish tradition, I have some handmade ornaments I got as gifts as well as some clusters of left over jester jingle bells and green beaded garland that I made during Germanica and Husband: The Early Years and havent put on the tree in awhile. What's a Danish tree without traditional heart ornamentals? Turns out that we had some clear glass heart ornaments that we rarely used because they blended into the tree. Some new ribbon, a little light red paint, some apple green polka dots and ta da! Danish heart ornaments.  OK, I couldnt help myself and snuck a Dannebrog heart on the tree. http://www1.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=156432881/PictureID=4298641874/a=16636903_16636903/t_=16636903

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« Reply #119 on: January 02, 2008 09:24:02 AM »

the tree that i painted on my roomates closet door, and stapled lights from goodwill to. cheery!
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