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Merry Christmas Darling
10-18-2009, 10:30 AM
What is your favorite type of tree skirt? My mother used to wrap a white bedsheet around the base of the tree. In the seventies I used quilt batting and then started using a tree skirt. This year I bought a new velvet tree skirt with appliques. I also like my daughter's tree skirt:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/IMG_0270-1.jpg

angelpugs
10-18-2009, 11:51 AM
That is nice as i like the older looking skirts as i remember the vintage look my grandmother had and how lovely it looked.I found a wonderful site that has short videos of vintage christmases and the vintage cards and each plays wondeful melodies it's really nice it's called "an old fashioned christmas",i go there alot as it brings back those memories of years gone by.:waving::christmastree:

Kittyskyfish
10-18-2009, 02:30 PM
Your daughter's tree skirt is gorgeous! I love how simple the design is and clean the colors are.

My favorite tree skirt is a latch-hook made by me and mom in the 70's. Well, mostly mom...lol. ;) It's special because it was made by us. :smitten:

ChristmasFanatic
10-18-2009, 06:43 PM
When I was a kid, that's what my folks used...a bed-sheet! I love the vintage looking skirts...those that look like they could have been under a tree from say the mid-40s through the late 60s.

JollyElfDC
10-18-2009, 11:18 PM
Growing up, my mom always put red velvet under the tree. It wasn't a proper skirts, just a a big piece of velvet. I remember thinking it was elegant, and how special it was for Christmas. I'm really not sure if she's still using it or not. As an adult I don't spend as much time poking around under the tree. LOL.

I have a tree skirt that is just sort of blah. A girl I used to work with gave me a bunch of decorations that her mother was going to give to good will. It's red and white. It's fine, but nothing eye popping. My tree is so bushy near the bottom, you really can't see the skirt anyway. I would like to get a nicer one though.

onemagicalchristmas
10-18-2009, 11:46 PM
I have a red and green tree skirt I use.

Donna-50
10-19-2009, 12:02 AM
I bought one for my family room last year and can't remember what it looks like. For the living room tree I have been wrapping a throw around it as I couldn't find the right color. May buy some material to wrap around it. My mom always put a white sheet around the tree when we were kids.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-19-2009, 02:17 AM
When I finally set up my tree, I'll take a pic of the new tree skirt and post it to the thread. I'm happy to know that others had white sheets around the bases of their trees. That's cool!

steph535
10-19-2009, 03:17 AM
I am looking forward to seeing pics of your tree this year, MW. And my mother always used a white bed sheet, as well. I had a tree skirt for years that was mostly red and green; I think someone gave it to me, but I can't remember. But, for the past few years, I've been using, can you guess? - a white bed sheet! lol and you know, I like it just as well. It's nostalgic.

ANGWife
10-19-2009, 11:17 AM
My mom use to use this velvet feel one with white trim, something very simple. Last year, I quilted a skirt for our tree. It's dark red with dark green trees.

gandr1212
10-19-2009, 06:54 PM
I use a Burgandy silk Broomstick skirt as my skirt. The Prettiest I've seen is Mirror tiles layed down that reflected the whole underside, with white batting wrapped around the base , with white christmas lights on top of that and white tulle covering all, plus snow sprinkled around -- It was gorgeous.
I don't know if this applies as a skirt, but this was at Kringles in Branson last week. DH says he will build me one. I will be so glad to get into my new house, but it doesn't look like it will be this year.

Gail

CandyKara
10-20-2009, 12:43 AM
I can't find a candy themed christmas tree skirt, even gingerbread?! As well as stockings they just don't exist in Canada!

gandr1212
10-20-2009, 06:44 AM
gingerbread tree skirt
http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/decorations/how-to-make-christmas-decorations3.htm
http://www.givethebest.com/tree_skirts.htm

kimmy
10-20-2009, 07:34 AM
i use a red colour tree skirt with snow flakes

tinkerbell2
10-20-2009, 12:24 PM
thats pretty kimmy..!:elf3:

angelpugs
10-20-2009, 12:30 PM
That sounds nice as the reflection would be pretty never thought of that,as i use a red velvet with a beautiful christmas scene on it.:waving::christmastree::presents1:

steph535
10-20-2009, 08:15 PM
gingerbread tree skirt
http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/decorations/how-to-make-christmas-decorations3.htm
http://www.givethebest.com/tree_skirts.htm

did you make the gingerbread one? I like it. I also like the ring of angels one.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-21-2009, 01:05 AM
I don't know if this applies as a skirt, but this was at Kringles in Branson last week. DH says he will build me one. I will be so glad to get into my new house, but it doesn't look like it will be this year.

Gail

Wow, Gail! That sleigh will be really nice.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-21-2009, 01:05 AM
i use a red colour tree skirt with snow flakes

Very nice! I love snowflakes.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-21-2009, 01:12 AM
That sounds nice as the reflection would be pretty never thought of that,as i use a red velvet with a beautiful christmas scene on it.:waving::christmastree::presents1:


Post a pic when you can. It sounds very pretty!

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Trees/Christmas%20Dividers/Christmasbargif_9.gif

Ellie
10-21-2009, 05:34 AM
I can't find a candy themed christmas tree skirt, even gingerbread?! As well as stockings they just don't exist in Canada!

Here's a candy themed tree skirt from Department 56, from their Glitterville line. It's discontinued, but you can still find them on ebay.

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Merry Christmas Darling
10-21-2009, 07:04 AM
Gingerbread Boy & Girl Fun Candy Christmas Tree Skirt:

http://shop.christmascentral.com/Items/season's%20designs%2035207560000?&caSKU=season's%20designs%2035207560000&caTitle=56%22%20Gingerbread%20Boy%20%26%20Girl%20F un%20Candy%20Christmas%20Tree%20Skirt


Snowman Express Tree Skirt has peppermint candy wheels, etc.

http://shop.christmascentral.com/Items/santas%20best%202560135-1gn?&caSKU=santas%20best%202560135-1gn&caTitle=56%22%20Snowman%20Express%20Train%20Red%20 Christmas%20Tree%20Skirt


Here's a kit so you can make your own:

http://www.weekendkits.com/sugar-plum-fairy-felt-tree-skirt-kit.html

Bucilla Seasonal - Felt - Tree Skirt Kits - Candy Express
Item # 86158:

http://www.plaidonline.com/productDetail.asp?itemID=86158&productName=&Cat1ID=&Cat2ID=&Cat3ID=&brandID=&keywords=Bucilla&New=False&Closeout=False&HotDeal=False&page=1

http://www.swakembroidery.com/info/candy-cookies-cake/SWAK_bmb_ChristmasCandyCaneApplique_3Sizes.htm

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Trees/Christmas%20Dividers/Christmascandycanebar.gifhttp://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Trees/Christmas%20Dividers/Christmascandycanebar.gif

CandyKara
10-22-2009, 01:24 AM
I love the dept 56 one and the sugar plum one and since im making it myself I wouldnt put the sugar plum on it i just love the bottom of it, thanks! Now I have to decide which one!

gandr1212
10-22-2009, 04:19 AM
http://www.woodzone.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=817814

Web site for a plan for a Sleigh to but your tree in. This is the one I have ordered.

Gail

Merry Christmas Darling
10-22-2009, 05:12 AM
http://www.woodzone.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=817814

Web site for a plan for a Sleigh to but your tree in. This is the one I have ordered.

Gail

That's really cool! One of my grandfather's and his father did carpentry work, but there's no one in my family now who works with wood. I'll have to stick to tree skirts.

gandr1212
10-22-2009, 05:18 AM
That's really cool! One of my grandfather's and his father did carpentry work, but there's no one in my family now who works with wood. I'll have to stick to tree skirts.

Hey, you could do it yourself ! It's not that hard. You could check with a local high school and see if they have a Shop Class who would like to do it.

Gail

SnowAngel
10-23-2009, 08:43 PM
I have a faux velvety one that is chocolately in color on one side and gold-ish on the other. It matches the tree and living room holiday decor perfectly.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-23-2009, 08:58 PM
I have a faux velvety one that is chocolately in color on one side and gold-ish on the other. It matches the tree and living room holiday decor perfectly.

Chocolate is very popular this year!

SnowAngel
11-03-2009, 11:31 PM
Chocolate is very popular this year!

Cool! I'll have a fashionable Christmas this year