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12-09-2006, 08:20 PM

12-09-2006, 09:27 PM
Lovely tree, JJ!!

I don't have mine up yet this year. Can I cheat and show you mine from two years ago with my special present under it? :D


I've got my annual homemade gingerbread house though :)



12-09-2006, 09:51 PM
The kids and I put ours up a few days ago. They love to go through the boxes of ornaments and find the ones that they have received as gifts. I love to hear them squeal "OH! I remember THIS one!!"

The tree:


12-09-2006, 10:09 PM

Well let's see now....how do I climb this thing without torching my priceless tail? Wouldn't you think the Chief could afford to give his best pal a real tree. :heart: Wagstaff:cool:

12-09-2006, 10:14 PM
Still, it's a pretty neat tree, Wags.
I don't put up one, I live alone, my
Christmas is always with family or
friends, so I don't even have decorations
any more.


12-10-2006, 08:48 PM
I'm still working on putting mine up. The tree is up but not the lights or ornaments. Gee - everyone's homes look so neat. My living room is cluttered with boxes from the tree, ornaments, nativity set, presents both wrapped and unwrapped and still in the boxes from UPS, boxes from the new outdoor lighted deer, etc. I can barely walk in there.


12-10-2006, 09:17 PM
I put up two trees...one upstairs in our formal living(sitting) room and one downstairs in our family room.

Upstairs one:

Downstairs one:

12-10-2006, 11:00 PM
Lost everything in the flood of '97 -- since then the Holidays have been very low-key around our house. Wish we'd have lightened up earlier -- the last nine holidays have been the best.

Here is our Holiday tree -- all 13 inches of this candle. :)



Ellen in Ont
12-11-2006, 02:42 PM
Here is our main tree. I have a couple of smaller ones around but this is the one for the presents.

12-11-2006, 06:42 PM
Wow I am loving all these trees! Youguys sure now how to put up awesome Christmas Trees. I love the candle too!!

Ellen what a great statue.

We have a small one down stairs too..

12-11-2006, 07:38 PM
How wonderful to see everyone's tree!! thanks JJ, great thread...
here is mine...

Bonnie R

12-13-2006, 06:46 AM
Bonnie your tree is beautiful, LOVE your Angel..

C'mon guys show us some more......:wave:

12-13-2006, 06:44 PM
We haven't started putting ours up yet - still trying to find room for the bags and bags of presents dotted about the lounge and will have to wait for Jamie or Liam to come up and get it out of the attic - but will post when its up and running....lol

Love the ones so far though.

Pat x

12-14-2006, 05:56 AM
Love seeing everyone's trees and other Christmas decorations. Great idea for a thread, JJ.

We finally put the tinsel on yesterday and declared the tree as finished. Still need to put the skirt around the bottom though. :rolleyes: We don't put our presents out until Christmas Eve (after the kids went to bed when they were all home) so Christmas morning would be a big surprise. That is how my parents did it, so we continued the tradition here. Not sure if my kids are doing the same though because we usually don't see them until later in the day. :D

Here is our tree, it is a 7 ft. Frasier Fir which has a wonderful scent. The angel on the top was made in Germany and we bought her at the Base Exchange in Adana, Turkey, in 1965. She has graced all our trees since then. There are lots and lots of baubles on the tree, but they aren't showing up very well in this photo. :p


Here are a few of our special ornaments. We bought the egg at the Cleveland Museum when we went to see an exhibition of Faberge eggs. The brass bell and blue eye was given to us by our Turkish neighbors when we lived in Ankara and always has a prime spot on the tree. :D The chimney sweep comes from Germany and we got him (and about a dozen others) when we were stationed at Ramstein AFB. Behind him you can see a dried red chili pepper that we got when we lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico :D. The last one came from a local shop just because I thought it was so neat. It is actually a spiral of wire with decorative beads on it that folds up flat when you take it off the tree.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2006/9833-FabergeEgg.jpeg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2006/9833-TurkishBell.jpeg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2006/9833-ChimneySweep.jpeg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2006/9833-Spiral.jpeg


12-14-2006, 07:49 AM
Ooooooo love those close-ups of the ornaments.

So I wonder who of us has the oldest most unusual ornaments..

Now there is a Challenge..:p

I shall dig out my Mum's in the morning. They are in Elise' room..:)

12-14-2006, 08:54 AM
Now that's a horse of a different color, JJ. Will find some of my other ornaments that are either old or strange/unusual. I have a few of those (as the chili pepper ^^^ attests :D ).


12-14-2006, 10:28 AM
Here's my meager little Christmas tree this year. Not much bigger than Wagstaff's I don't think. We bought this little artificial tree last year when we got our puppy Rosie (Amstaff) and here it is again this year in all it's glory. :D :eek: ...notice it's up on a table.

I did have little presents around it but she snagged one and ripped it open and destroyed it (a little stuffed animal for Jessica)....so I had to put them somewhere else. So far she has destroyed some candy canes I had on the table and grabbed some Christmas flowers I had in a vase and started chomping on them. Now she's not feeling too good....maybe some day she will learn.


12-14-2006, 11:44 AM
WOW galeenas!!! Ya got some purrrty trees :) :thumbsup:

Still 10 more days until i put up ours :D

12-15-2006, 05:16 AM
I haven't even put mine up yet:eek: . We were hoping to move house before Christmas but the conveyancers for the people we're buying from are fannying around - I'm recommending a cattle prod to our conveyancers for their use:lol: . Looks like we'll move after Christmas now, which is a pain as I wanted the kids to change schools at the beginning of term!:mad:


12-15-2006, 05:24 AM
Oops mine not up yet,still wrapping pressies, we will be having seven others staying with us over the hols still trying to work out where to put them.
Best wishes and warmest seasons greetings to all my Wet Canvas friends.

12-15-2006, 02:44 PM
Here's ours. The Moravian star on top was purchased by my parents when I was about 4 years old. It is cardboard and is still in it's original box. :o Everyone in the family (except me:D ) thinks that it is ugly. My brother, sister and I all have our own families now and every year the star shows up wrapped up under somone else's tree. Whoever inherits it has to put it on their tree the next year.:lol: My wife thinks that it is a tradition that should die but our children love it when it shows up here.

Most of the decorations on the tree where either made or purchased by our children so the tree represents a lot of very happy times.


The star looks pretty good here but on close inspection IRL it is dinged up more than just a little.

12-16-2006, 04:28 PM
here is mine!
almost a day to do it...first the trunk was too large to enter in the socle..I have to cut and cut..after I wanted to put it in a heigh position (for my grandson who just begin to walk)and the fir tree was heavy...then I decorate it ...when It was
finished I give the sitting room a quick hoover....and....the fir tree falls!all the ornements also fall on the ground!...so I tied it and redecorate again!ouf!it's done!


12-16-2006, 06:58 PM
Clem it is soooooooo beautiful and so is your living room. Your Grandson will love your tree, I hope he doesn't pull too many decorations off..:)

:) JJ

12-17-2006, 04:19 AM
thanks a lot JJ!I hope!....
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Selahs art
12-17-2006, 04:56 AM
I like your christmas trees, trees is not a big issue any more for me, kids are all out the house though I put up a very small one just before christmas.
The grand children decorate it.


12-19-2006, 08:01 AM

Here's mine! My son had taken this picture to show his internet friends, so I'll use it too! Jack always seems to get in the picture somehow! :lol:

Merry Christmas everyone!


12-19-2006, 08:04 AM
Gorgeous Patty. I have written myself a note to hunt out my olde ornaments and photograph them tomorrow. Sylvia have you found yours????

12-21-2006, 03:58 PM
Here are a few of the "special" ornaments we have on our tree. I've already put some of the more unusual ones above when I showed the tree.

This is a homemade one my daughter Christine made us one Christmas a few years ago. She used a wooden bead and disk bought at a craft store, pasta in different shapes, some glitter and a glue gun. Here she is front and back. JJ, you could make these with the grandkids.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2006/9833-PastaAngel.jpeg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2006/9833-BackPastaAngel.jpeg

This is one of our oldest ornaments. We had two of these that we bought after we had just gotten married in the early 1960s. One has broken but I'm glad we still have this one.

This one is handblown glass made by an artisan in Washington State from materials gathered after the Mt. St. Helen's volcano erupted there. Ash, maybe????

For a number of years I collected ornaments with dates on them. This is one of my favorites.

I have a few more, but I'll save them until some of you get a chance to show yours.

When I went back to closeup my Mom and Dad's house after my Mom died and my Dad went to a nursing home because of his health, I looked high and low for the beautiful old ornaments I remembered from Christmases when I was a kid. Many of them were glass from Germany and Bohemia and other European countries. I couldn't find a one. Instead there was an artificial tree complete with lights and ornaments (but not the ones I remembered). I asked my brother if he had them and he said no, he would like to have some too. We have no idea who my Mom gave them to, they are gone like the wind decorating someone elses trees. :(


Wind Song
12-21-2006, 07:04 PM
Wow! Gorgeous trees everyone.
I still have snow in the woods but I doubt I will for Christmas.
Today I played with a can of snow on the french doors that lead into my office beside the tree.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2006/54618-christmas_snow_on_french_doors_near_tree_2006.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2006/54618-diningroom_garland.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2006/54618-ornament__closeup.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Dec-2006/54618-tree_close_up.jpg

Laura D
12-23-2006, 07:10 AM
Everyone has lovely trees. My little one is a live tree and this is it's second year. Very convenient as we are able to put it on a table so the doggies don't eat the ornaments! That's the way the original christmas trees were used anyway. The only complaint I have about it is the heavier and larger ornaments don't get to come out to play.

I've three shots, the tree, the mantle with the Victorian village, and Santas I painted years ago and our new kitchen's bar with goodies all over it.




Wow! They look really grainey... This uploader must compress the images quite a bit. Sorry about that.:(

12-23-2006, 07:37 AM
Our tree is up!! :clap:
I decorated it yesterday ...
All ornaments (except the glass ones) are handmade :)
It's in our living/sitting room


TADA (taking without a flash) if those were real candles we'd be in trouble :lol:


detail (snowflakes made out of straw, the red star and heart were sewn (sp) by my Mom and are stuffed cotton, there are also stars and snowflakes made of wooden strands


12-23-2006, 08:41 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Tomorrow I WILL take pics of my ornaments as promised. I have written myself a note..:p

12-23-2006, 12:01 PM
Since I just finished last night...

The traditional gold sprayed macaroni ornament of my youngest...LOL at him in the dunce cap.....some things just never change...:lol:


Newest ornament received as a gift from my cousin...just cracks me up!


Merry Christmas Everyone!


12-23-2006, 01:55 PM
Some friends lent us a 6 foot skinny tree that is perfect for the RV. Here the kids are decorating it yesterday. Most of these ornaments were made when my sons were small.


And here are the grands just before opening their last Hannaukah gift last night.


Merry Merry to you all!!!

12-23-2006, 04:24 PM
I'm loving seeing everyone's special trees and their wonderful ornaments. :clap:

As I mentioned ^^^, my Mom evidentally gave away all the beautiful old ornaments I remembered from Christmases past, whenever we go to garage sales and especially estate sales, I always look for ornaments. I've found a couple that look like the ones of my childhood. Here is one:
This is one we got in New Mexico when we lived in Albuquerque. I call it my Georgia O'Keefe ornament:
I loved the mirror mosaic on this ornament because of the way it catches the light. Couldn't resist it:
Finally, when we to Maine for a vacation a few years ago, we ate fried clams for lunch and steamed lobster for dinner every night. This lobster trap ornament we saw in a tourist shop reminds me of that happy trip whenever I hang it on the tree.



12-23-2006, 08:22 PM
We don't hang them on the tree anymore as they are so fragile the break just by looking at them. I need Alan to make a nice glass case to display them for me..


There were a lot more absolutely beautiful ornaments but they shattered over the years..:( They are made of glass..

12-23-2006, 08:47 PM
Sorry about the quality of the pics. in a hurry.....:o

Santa we bought last year

Mum's Fairy. Over 60 years old..



12-23-2006, 08:51 PM
My NEW Christmas Elephant..

Our New Table decoration, we ar etaking him with us on our picnic..;)



12-23-2006, 09:53 PM
Does it count if its not IN the house? The view from my living room window - hope you all recognize it.
My sincerest best wishes to all,
much love to all from

12-24-2006, 07:17 AM

I gave this to my Mother when Iw as 6 years old..

Tania gave me this when she was 6 years old..:)


We used to have a lot of these beautiful paper ornaments. They were flat to pack and opened out and clipped together to hang..

Fireman's kid
12-24-2006, 02:39 PM
Beautiful trees and decorations everyone! I meant to take a picture of mine but will have to wait until after the holiday now. :o

Lauren I see you use the glass icicles too! I have over 100 on my tree and also mostly glass balls. I love how they reflect the light.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!! I'm off to get ready for our Christmas Eve celebration. :)

12-24-2006, 02:52 PM
We've gone mad this year, and got two trees - the usual one in the sitting room and one to celebrate the finishing of the new kitchen.



Hope everyone enjoys their celebrations.

12-24-2006, 03:12 PM
This is the first year without kids or grandkids living with us...which means...ornaments will stay where they were put and I can sleep in in the morning....


12-25-2006, 06:42 AM
Wow these Christmas trees' are just fantastic.

I am so glad you have all shared with us, this has been just the BEST Christmas Tree thread I have seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:

Thank you.. :)

12-26-2006, 04:47 AM
Well, here is the top 1/4 of it, with all kinds of weird objects on it (not our usual decorations). But the best of all are the cards from WetCanvas! members that we added to it this year! :clap:


What a nice thread and what lovely trees! This one was special for us.


Fireman's kid
12-27-2006, 11:57 AM
Finally getting a chance to add pics of my tree now that the big day is over and the company is all gone.

We actually have two trees. My seven year old twin daughters have their own tree in the living room that they decorate themselves. Then I have my tree in the family room where I hang my collection of glass ornaments. That is the tree I took pictures of. I included some close-ups of ornaments. Sorry the pics are blurry. I was too lazy to use a tripod. :o





I hope everyone had a joyous holiday!

12-27-2006, 08:34 PM
Stacy beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:

12-28-2006, 06:11 AM
Stacy what a beautiful tree.
I LOVE glass ornaments.
I have a few on my tree too.