twig04 wrote:Well you do know someone who still buys and decorates the real tree Donna.
Well you do know someone who still buys and decorates the real tree Donna.
ELLEN...Oh, how I wish I could flick a magic wand and you'd be well!! So very sorry you're sick and I hope tomorrow you'll feel lots better. Rest and get well dear friend!!
twig04 wrote:I can't imagine having 20 trees,, to me that is total overkill! One nice tree that survives until XMAs day suffices. Interesting to see I suppose. See other thread for reply to going shopping for son... no I didn't ... reply is there. LOLyou have a lot planned, have fun. Yes, definitely wear combat boots for shopping,,, we finished ours early this afternoon, it was already getting crowded.
Maybe overkill for you and your home; but not for them, not at all!! It's a beautiful Christmas Wonderland in a very large historic home and so interesting and fun to see and enjoy. Most of the trees are small sitting on shelves or tables, kind of like when people have Santa collections or collectible houses like my Dickens houses and such. I remember seven large trees, each in a different room and a few tabletop trees and the rest are smaller. All the trees are artificial. I can't think of anyone I know of who uses live trees anymore and come to think of it, I haven't seen any live tree lots around either. There used to be lots of tree lots, but not anymore except for a couple of tree farms out in the country. Every room in their home has at least one tree in it and other decorations too. I used to do that in my last home. I decorated every room for I had Christmas parties and I loved making it extra special for my guests to enjoy. It was also our family Christmas gathering place. I loved doing it, can no longer do it now, and I cherish the memories.
i'm not doing much of anything today because i am sicker than sick.
tomorrow have a ton of stuff to do, more baking and preparations for sunday.
sunday melissa and family will join us and we will have our Christmas. i just hope i'm up for it. lol
The baby's name is Butters.