I have hidden away some cash just in case Donna :presents1:
Originally Posted by Donna-50
Steph I am sure that you have a beautiful tree and we want to see pctures of it once it is set up :)
My problem is that I was dropped on my head when I was a kid and grew up next to a nuclear power plant which is why I turned out to be the way I am lol.
Remember Mike, we want to see thet crystal tree topper!
I was out shopping last night and today but I did not have any luck finding a tree topper....well actually I did find one. It was an angel. It was crytstal, 18 inches tall, and around $200.
Originally Posted by ornamentmaven
I was concerned about the weight and how I would be able to securely fasten it to the top of the tree. If it came crashing down it would smash a lot of ornaments. My wife was also not happy with the thought of spending $200 for a topper. I was also worried about getting a beating from her lol.
I'm sure it was gorgious, but you're right to worry about all those pretty ornaments. I had the whole tree fall over twice! The first time - a real tree - just didn't have a straight trunk. It fell over while we were away for a few days and broke "Our First Christmas Together" ornament! Luckily, I had two of the same ornament! The second time was an artificial tree - the built-in stand broke and the tree toppled! I lost 6 ornaments then and, you guessed it, the other "Our First Christmas Together" ornament! It was only up a few days, so I had to buy another tree and re-do the entire process! This time, I kept the acrylic sleeve and replaced the shattered ball! Its not the same, but better than nothing!
I did not have any luck with a tree topper this weekend but I did pick up a few more ornaments:
not a very nice picture of the poor owl lol
I picked these ornaments up from Homesense. The crystal snowflake was really nice but there was only one left. I would have bought more of them.
I also picked up a few more ornaments from some other stores on Sunday.
The freak and the tree
Jeannette and I were going through the bins and I found a bin full of ornaments for the crystal tree lol so it appears that I am going to have a few more hours of work before that darn tree is finally finished.
Jeannette and I also put up 3 more trees including the infamous Black tree which brings the count to 5 trees over 6'. We have 2 more trees to go. One is a 5 foot blue theme tree and the final one which does not really count as a tree as it is 2' tall will be my Star Wars tree.
More pictures of the other trees and decorations to come later on today.
Mike, there are not enough words to express how beautiful your tree is..:christmastree:
I actually thought of you today when I was in Macy's. They had some clear glass bird ornaments and I thought "Crazy Mike would love these!". It was kind of weird since I've never met you. The only other time I've done that was when I saw a Jim Shore Nativity set and thought of Marhsmallow world. Now here's where it gets freaky. I used to live in Toronto, and Marshmallow world used to live in DC. Cue Twilight zone music!:carols:
I cant believe you actually have room on that tree for more ornaments!