Let's See Those Christmas Trees!

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Shadow Shack
December 10, 2014 - 3:45pm
I scored a vintage electric train set at a yard sale for $5 (and subsequently spent $40 on plywood and nails) and made a new Christmas tree base. I had an electrical quirk after setting everything up, fortunately we still have a Radio Shack nearby to match up vintage electronic bits. Now I'm contending with a cat that likes to chase the caboose...

Let's see those trees!


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TerlObar
December 10, 2014 - 4:52pm
Here's mine.  And my 3 year old who is obsessed with trains.  His second favorite thing after trains, however, is my little half assault scout model that I 3D printed and painted as a test that I let him play with.  He plays with it constantly.  It's in his left hand on the edge of the picture
Terl Obar's Christmas tree 2014
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Tchklinxa
December 10, 2014 - 8:03pm
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There are a lot of things on the tree, Super Heros, Jerry Garcia, Star Trek, Stargate, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Raiders, Godzillas, Navy Ships, and lots of ornaments from all over... honestly this is 1/2 of 1 box, we went light this year on decorating, 'cause hubby is so ill... we did not put a tree toper on because those are in a different box. Sorry the lights are so bright. 

Christmas Pickle is on there too! It is a party game, the child that finds the pickle gets a special surprise, we have two a large one for younger children & a small one for teens. 

Merry Christmas! Smile

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admiralwells
December 11, 2014 - 8:17pm
like those little guys on the tree!  

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Abub
December 12, 2014 - 2:03pm
My son would take him down and snake would have to escape his other lego people.
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Putraack
December 12, 2014 - 6:04pm
Hurrah for trains under the tree! My family doesn't do the tree until closer to Christmas, but I will try to remember to post it here.

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Abub
December 12, 2014 - 11:56pm
yeah our trees are not up yet either.  We always wait until after my Son's birthday on the 7th... I know it is the 13th.
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seventhwarlord
December 14, 2014 - 7:13pm
Alright...hard to see, but I have the Thomas the Train set going around the bottom of the tree.  The 2nd pic is our Christmas Village on the mantle...complete with a Robotech Veritech in Guardian mode with a My Little Pony sitting on it's back.  It's gettin' weird around here...


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seventhwarlord
December 14, 2014 - 7:19pm
Oh well...can't get the 2nd one to go up...

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iggy
December 14, 2014 - 10:23pm
OK, We finished decorating the tree tonight.  We've had it all week with minimal ornaments on it until now.
iggy's Christmas Tree 2014

And for your viewing pleasure I suggest this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzjFEMmM0Xs

Merry Christmas!
-iggy

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TerlObar
December 15, 2014 - 6:27am
iggy wrote:
We've had it all week with minimal ornaments on it until now.
  That sounds like my house Foot in mouth.  It took us a week to get all the ornaments on as well.
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Shadow Shack
December 16, 2014 - 1:34am
Great video Iggy.

Here's a neat one coreographed to one of my favorite rendered Christmas tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPyu792UDVs
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iggy
December 16, 2014 - 7:51am
Thanks.

The lights video is great too.  I'm duly impressed with the choreography and technical skill of that homeowner. 
-iggy

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jedion357
December 22, 2014 - 5:27am
I didn't put up the tree in my house this year as the family is gathering at Dad's house for Christmas since this is his first without my mother. I did drive up and set up the tree there for him and put on all the ornaments that she made over the years. No pics to share as its in another state but damn that woman collected a boat load of Christmas decorations over the years. What a project to sort through them. At least they're organized into plastic bins with labels.

EDIT: Love the TSO, thanks for the video link that was cool.
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Abub
December 22, 2014 - 9:47am
Condolences Jedi.  

We just put up one tree, and are still working on our second tree.  Don't know I'll get pics up by Christmas.  (The second tree is the one with all our personalized, and my nerdy, ornaments... damn light issues)
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jedion357
December 23, 2014 - 6:10am
Abub wrote:
Condolences Jedi.  

We just put up one tree, and are still working on our second tree.  Don't know I'll get pics up by Christmas.  (The second tree is the one with all our personalized, and my nerdy, ornaments... damn light issues)


Thanks for mentioning light issues- I have to dig my pre-lighted tree out of the basement and bring it for my brother- almost completely forgot about that. BTW a pre lit tree with LED lights is the bomb. Assembles in minutes and with no ornaments it looks like you were busy with it for hours. Best thing I ever did was to pick one up during the Jan. clearance sale at Walmart.
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Shadow Shack
December 27, 2014 - 12:32pm
Christmas dinner en route...




Using the vintage train to deliver the piece de resistance to Mrs. Shack...

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Abub
December 31, 2014 - 9:05am
jedion357 wrote:
Abub wrote:
Condolences Jedi.  

We just put up one tree, and are still working on our second tree.  Don't know I'll get pics up by Christmas.  (The second tree is the one with all our personalized, and my nerdy, ornaments... damn light issues)


Thanks for mentioning light issues- I have to dig my pre-lighted tree out of the basement and bring it for my brother- almost completely forgot about that. BTW a pre lit tree with LED lights is the bomb. Assembles in minutes and with no ornaments it looks like you were busy with it for hours. Best thing I ever did was to pick one up during the Jan. clearance sale at Walmart.

The only prelit tree we bought was your old style lights... it lasted one year and even in that year had to be returned once to the store for a segment of the tree that was not lighting.


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jedion357
January 5, 2015 - 5:44am
Yeah, I tossed everything with the old style lights and I only use LED lights now. LOVE LED lights!

@Shadow Shack: nice ring ;)
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Shadow Shack
January 5, 2015 - 11:14am
jedion357 wrote:
@Shadow Shack: nice ring ;)

Thanks!

Someone really needs to explain it to me how stainless steel can be so valuable in jewelry form. Two to four times what the same thing in silver fetches. Yet a single silver spoon costs more than stainelss steel flatware for eight including salad & dessert forks, table & soup spoons, and couture butter knives.
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jedion357
January 6, 2015 - 5:58am
Shadow Shack wrote:
jedion357 wrote:
@Shadow Shack: nice ring ;)

Thanks!

Someone really needs to explain it to me how stainless steel can be so valuable in jewelry form. Two to four times what the same thing in silver fetches. Yet a single silver spoon costs more than stainelss steel flatware for eight including salad & dessert forks, table & soup spoons, and couture butter knives.


Supply and Demand. If people want it they'll demand higher prices.

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