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nowiknow23 posted 11/30/2013 13:30 PM

I'm working on decorating the house this weekend with help from DD and DS (and "help" from NIKcat ). More pics to come when the day is over, but for now - the tree:

And the stove top snowman guarding our pumpkin bread reward (my Mom's recipe).

Your turn! Post 'em if you've got 'em!

Deeply Scared posted 11/30/2013 13:49 PM

It already looks wonderful!! And don't you just know your mom is smiling that you used her recipe

I'm starting our decorating now...I'll post pictures hopefully tonight

Aubrie posted 11/30/2013 14:11 PM

Love it NIK!

I'm craving pumpkin bread now.

Only have two trees up so far.

This one is my Angel Tree. It's a small 2 foot tree on our fireplace that hold heirloom angels from my fraternal grandmother and my maternal great-grandmother. There's also angels I made, and that my daughter has started to collect. (Oddly, she started collecting angels before my grandmother's passed away. She was honored to inherit their ornaments)

This is our Memories Tree. Ornaments from early in our marriage, gifts from friends, oodles of things my children have made over the years. There's also more heirlooms from my grandmothers.

When QS gets home, we're going to pick out a live tree which will go in the living room. That one is the "Pretty Tree" where everything is all matchy-matchy and organized.

nowiknow23 posted 11/30/2013 14:31 PM

Only have two trees up so far.
Um, Aubrie? How many trees do you put up each year?

authenticnow posted 11/30/2013 14:59 PM

lol, that's what I was wondering!!!

I love seeing Christmas decorations!

Aubrie posted 11/30/2013 15:30 PM

Since I have room for them? Three. (One in the living room, 1 in the family room, 1 on the fireplace.) Plus a tiny one in each child's room. Which makes 5.

I do somehow have a spare artificial tree too. If I get bored and have enough leftover ornaments, I might stick that one down in the library/school room.

Yeah. I kinda like Christmas.

thebighurt posted 11/30/2013 19:27 PM

Love seeing these. Gorgeous trees, ladies! I was wondering about the number of trees in Aubrie's house, too.

I love the decorations but wasn't able to do any at all last year. The year before, I was ecstatic to finally be able to decorate to my heart's content and as early as I wanted since I was alone. Xpos never wanted any at all unless we were having everyone at our house. Then he would want a tree up for about 3 days that included Christmas day. Traveling around Christmas again this year, so will have to see what I can handle around that.

kernel posted 11/30/2013 19:38 PM

Okay, I read this as Holiday Decoration Thread, as in what you sew with. I was totally expecting to see some glittery, sparkly thread of some kind that you sew things with or something.

lynnm1947 posted 12/2/2013 09:21 AM


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lynnm1947 posted 12/2/2013 09:26 AM


Hall console table:

Living room coffee table:

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nowiknow23 posted 12/2/2013 09:41 AM

lynn - you already have presents under your tree?

I have quite a bit of shopping done, but the wrapping doesn't happen until a day or two before Christmas at my house.

TrulyReconciled posted 12/2/2013 09:52 AM


lynnm1947 posted 12/2/2013 09:56 AM

NIK, yep, almost all my gifts are wrapped and under the tree now. Because I have last minute prep for my art show and a party for which I must bake desserts on the weekend before Christmas, the two-day mother and daughter cookie making blitz on the weekend of Dec. 14 and 15, and guests all this coming weekend, I had not much choice! It was this past weekend or not at all. I'm useless at night during the week; I still work full-time and have a long commute, so by the time I get home, all I want to do is cook, eat and veg!

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nowiknow23 posted 12/2/2013 10:19 AM

TR - you say slacker, I say savvy cat owner. NIKcat will tear the wrapping paper off packages if allowed. So I don't wrap them until I'm off work for the holidays and able to supervise her closely.

lynnm1947 posted 12/2/2013 11:04 AM

My daughter's cats (two Bengal tabbies) do the same thing. She also can't keep cut flowers or potted plants of any kind because they tip over and shred.

nowiknow23 posted 12/2/2013 11:21 AM

lynn, NIKcat ate the flowers I brought home from my mother's funeral. Can't have any plants or flowers in the house with this one.

Also? You cant' tell in the picture, but the Christmas tree is secured with fishing line that runs from the top of the tree to a hook in the ceiling. Otherwise NIKcat would knock it over every day. She climbs it constantly.

TrulyReconciled posted 12/2/2013 11:24 AM

sadtoo posted 12/2/2013 12:14 PM

My bedroom tree

My horse tree

Living room tree

Kitchen tree

Decorating outside


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TrulyReconciled posted 12/2/2013 13:10 PM

Somebody is 'hard-core'

nowiknow23 posted 12/2/2013 13:30 PM

Holy cats, sadtoo! I'd sure appreciate it if you could box up that horse tree and send it DD's way. Pleaseandthankyou.

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