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Christmas_mama
10-21-2011, 12:04 AM
:hopxmas: http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u279/Fooxer/excitedsmiley.gif
I went to the home and garden store today and it was packed full of Christmas decorations! :gingerhouse: :christmastree: I couldn't resist picking up a few odd bits http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/Smileys/blush.gif

I got some more snowey / icey baubles and hanging decorations for my tree, a train advent calander with draws in it that pull out, a train snow globe set, a musical tree snow globe and a couple of snow man ornaments :-) They have loads more and I wanted it all but couldn't justify spending more today. I'll definately be going back before December, though! I want to get some window stickers, too :home:

It's so exciting seeing the rest of the world starting to acknowledge the Christmas season approaching (as opposed to just us Christmas nuts! :xmastounge:). The spirit of Christmas becomes even more tangible once everybody is feeling it a little bit :treedance:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-21-2011, 01:17 AM
In the fall, I say "When will they put the garden stuff away and bring out the Christmas items?" Then every week that I go to Walmart, I head straight for the garden center and check their progress. The last time I went they had just stocked one aisle with ornaments. I didn't buy anything, but I was excited!

I'm happy for you that you got new purchases.

tinkerbell2
10-21-2011, 01:20 AM
:hopxmas: http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u279/Fooxer/excitedsmiley.gif
I went to the home and garden store today and it was packed full of Christmas decorations! :gingerhouse: :christmastree: I couldn't resist picking up a few odd bits http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/Smileys/blush.gif

I got some more snowey / icey baubles and hanging decorations for my tree, a train advent calander with draws in it that pull out, a train snow globe set, a musical tree snow globe and a couple of snow man ornaments :-) They have loads more and I wanted it all but couldn't justify spending more today. I'll definately be going back before December, though! I want to get some window stickers, too :home:

It's so exciting seeing the rest of the world starting to acknowledge the Christmas season approaching (as opposed to just us Christmas nuts! :xmastounge:). The spirit of Christmas becomes even more tangible once everybody is feeling it a little bit :treedance:

Could we have a few pics of your new purchases..:elf3:

Christmas_mama
10-21-2011, 01:22 AM
Could we have a few pics of your new purchases..:elf3:

My hubby has taken the camera to work, but I'll try and get some later / tomorrow :)

tinkerbell2
10-21-2011, 01:25 AM
My hubby has taken the camera to work, but I'll try and get some later / tomorrow :)

Great, I love seeing decorations. I'm off to a Garden Centre tomorrow, probably

buy some more glass for the living room tree, can't help myself. You should see our

little room it's full..:elf3:

tinkerbell2
10-21-2011, 01:45 AM
Here's a few bit I got the other week..

http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/troubletimestwo/008-9.jpg

These are for the kitchen tree

http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/troubletimestwo/014-1.jpg

These are for the hallway tree

http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/troubletimestwo/011-4.jpg

These are for the living room garlands..:christmastree:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-21-2011, 07:20 AM
Wow! That first picture is fascinating, Tink. I like those candy canes!

Christmas_mama
10-21-2011, 08:09 PM
Here's what I bought yesterday http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/CrystalHeartOhio/Animated/mood_excited.gif

For the tree:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0325.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0335.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0327.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0326.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0328.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0334.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0330.jpg

Christmas_mama
10-21-2011, 08:12 PM
Snow globe train:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0346.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0345.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0342-1.jpg

Snow man family (I got two of these):

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0348.jpg

Christmas Tree Musical Snow Globe. You wind it up and it plays the tune of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas":

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0351.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/DSC_0350.jpg

Christmas_mama
10-21-2011, 08:14 PM
I can't wait to get my decorations up now! I may even do it before December this year! I usually wait until a week before Christmas but I'm just too excited and in love with the season! I'm thinking the tree will come out on the last day of November this year :yahoo:

tinkerbell2
10-21-2011, 10:03 PM
You've got some lovely decorations there Christmas_mama...:treedance:

ornamentmaven
10-22-2011, 02:42 AM
Very pretty Christmas Mama. Are you doing a crystal/silver themed tree? I have a small collection of snowmen thAT i LOVE!

Merry Christmas Darling
10-22-2011, 05:17 AM
I can't wait to get my decorations up now! I may even do it before December this year! I usually wait until a week before Christmas but I'm just too excited and in love with the season! I'm thinking the tree will come out on the last day of November this year :yahoo:


YES!!!:elf3:

MinnesotaMike
10-22-2011, 11:26 PM
I can't wait to get my decorations up now! I may even do it before December this year! I usually wait until a week before Christmas but I'm just too excited and in love with the season! I'm thinking the tree will come out on the last day of November this year :yahoo:

You're kidding right? We put our tree the day after Thanksgiving. I start working on the outdoor stuff the week after Halloween!! I don't officially flip the switch until Thanksgiving Night though. That's kind of the unwritten rule around these parts. Most people go "live" with their outside lights on Thanksgiving night.

SilverBells
10-23-2011, 02:09 AM
Beautiful stuff Christmas_mama.

ChristmasFairy
10-23-2011, 09:19 AM
Lovely decs .........

Christmas_mama .. I see that you buy in multiples of 6 like I do :elf3:

Shanniclause
10-24-2011, 09:20 AM
My son and I may go to the local Home and Garden store next weekend. We love going to the stores and seeing all of the Christmas stuff :gingerhouse:

Christmas_mama
10-24-2011, 05:15 PM
You're kidding right? We put our tree the day after Thanksgiving. I start working on the outdoor stuff the week after Halloween!! I don't officially flip the switch until Thanksgiving Night though. That's kind of the unwritten rule around these parts. Most people go "live" with their outside lights on Thanksgiving night.

Nope, my decs usually go up on 18th December :christmastree:

Christmas_mama
10-24-2011, 05:16 PM
Lovely decs .........

Christmas_mama .. I see that you buy in multiples of 6 like I do :elf3:

Got to be done :elf3:

ChristmasFairy
10-24-2011, 09:42 PM
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/troubletimestwo/011-4.jpg

These are for the living room garlands..:christmastree:
I luv the white cypress picks on the left .... I bought some of those (similar but not irridescent) a couple of years ago and now I wish I had bought more as can't find any ...

ChristmasFairy
10-25-2011, 09:53 AM
My purchases so far ....... a string of twinkling LED lights and some pretty candles

Christmas_mama
10-26-2011, 02:57 AM
I went Christmas (present) shopping today and managed to resist buying new decorations... Marks and Spencer have some beautiful stuff in, though and I want it! Earmarked in my mind for another day :xmaswink:

Crazymike1965
10-27-2011, 03:18 AM
My wife wants me to come with her home to London to do some Christmas shopping one of these years :)

MinnesotaMike
10-27-2011, 08:23 AM
I ordered a gift for my wife online today.

Christmas_mama
10-27-2011, 04:53 PM
I ordered a gift for my wife online today.

Exciting! :santa-smiley: I bought my husband a LEGO book yesterday... It's a PITA that I just googled it to find a link for here, though and discovered that I paid 16.99 in store when the website charges 10.19! And even worse, it is apparently available online for even less... I'm almost tempted to return it to the store and order it online!

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/daniel+lipkowitz/the+lego+ideas+book/8547926/

ChristmasFairy
10-29-2011, 07:31 PM
I bought some stuff online today ... nothing terribly exciting just cheap core 'filler' ornaments and a few bits and pieces for craft work which I wanted.

There's some lovely stuff out there but most of what I want is very pricey !!! Still there's always the after Christmas sales !!:reindeer2:

ChristmasFairy
10-29-2011, 07:39 PM
I went Christmas (present) shopping today and managed to resist buying new decorations... Marks and Spencer have some beautiful stuff in, though and I want it! Earmarked in my mind for another day :xmaswink:How could you resist?:elf1: I looked at the M&S site, also John Lewis & Selfridges..... Lots of 'winter white' this year.

Nice stuff ... I too had to resist as the international shipping is costly ... hence no purchases :xmaswink: