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Merry Christmas Darling
11-11-2008, 08:44 PM
I was bored with this tree. Last year I bought this new tree and couldn't afford the kind of ornaments I really like, so I bought really cheap ones at Walmart. Now I'm getting new ornaments that I like and my daughter says that she doesn't like them. I feel really blue because I expected people to love the new look I'm trying to achieve. I want the tree to be a reflection of who I am, but I want the family to love it. :sad elf:

This was last year's tree:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/Christmas/Christmas2007183.jpg[/QUOTE]

I think it lacked personality.

PumpkinJack81
11-11-2008, 08:48 PM
Awww, don't let them get you down...I'm sure your tree this year will be lovely! :christmastree: I liked your tree from last year, but I see why you were unhappy; it is very basic and doesn't have a real personalized touch. Keep your head up Linda! :santa:

ladyice
11-11-2008, 09:57 PM
aww Well maybe she will like them better on the tree :)

Don't worry, I am sure it will work out

noelglori
11-11-2008, 11:14 PM
I like your tree and the colors. I like the way you draped your beaded garland, it gives it a very nice touch.
The only thing I would suggest would be more lights. Just a suggestion, please do not think I'm being critical.

But you do what you want and what you like. It is your personalize touch that makes it unique.

(((((((hugs)))))

Crazymike1965
11-12-2008, 12:29 AM
I love your tree MW. It is beautiful :) A tree is not judged by how many decorations it has; but by how much love a family has for it and each other during the holidays :love: I feel that a tree becomes a time capsule that captures Christmas memories and the joy over the years :)

Merry Christmas Darling
11-12-2008, 12:46 AM
I like your tree and the colors. I like the way you draped your beaded garland, it gives it a very nice touch.
The only thing I would suggest would be more lights. Just a suggestion, please do not think I'm being critical.

But you do what you want and what you like. It is your personalize touch that makes it unique.

(((((((hugs)))))

I'm glad you like the beaded garland. That was the best part of the whole tree. I didn't put it on either. The daughter who doesn't like my new ornaments put it on! :santahat: Isn't that ironic?

I think your suggestion about more lights is right on, but I hate putting lights on. That's why I bought a pre-lit tree. Thanks for telling me though. Now I know that someone is listening to me and cares enough to make a suggestion.

So I have a different tree topper(a Jim Shore angel), my Jim Shore ornaments from a little tree I did last year, and some dark red ornaments. I've also ordered some ornaments. I'm planning to put floral garland on the tree instead of the beads.

My Jim Shore ornaments:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/Christmas2007170.jpg

Merry Christmas Darling
11-12-2008, 12:48 AM
I love your tree MW. It is beautiful :) A tree is not judged by how many decorations it has; but by how much love a family has for it and each other during the holidays :love: I feel that a tree becomes a time capsule that captures Christmas memories and the joy over the years :)

But that's the tree my daughter likes, and she doesn't like the changes I want to make. :crying:

Crazymike1965
11-12-2008, 11:12 AM
Sorry that you are in such a difficult situation Linda :sad elf:

PumpkinJack81
11-12-2008, 01:38 PM
Linda, as much as you want to please your daughter just remember that it's your Christmas tree and will be up in your house all season long. If you have some new ornaments that you love and are excited to use, by all means put them up. Your daughter may like the overall product in the end anyway...Ornaments can look very different when placed on the tree. :christmastree:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-12-2008, 04:01 PM
Linda, as much as you want to please your daughter just remember that it's your Christmas tree and will be up in your house all season long. If you have some new ornaments that you love and are excited to use, by all means put them up. Your daughter may like the overall product in the end anyway...Ornaments can look very different when placed on the tree. :christmastree:

Thanks...I'm hoping she'll change her mind. I may not be as good at tree decorating as she is, but I'll try. And I'm a little bit country...two of my kids don't like that. No one likes Jim Shore except me. Two of our girls collect Willow Tree.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/Picture006.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/Picture003-1.jpg

onemagicalchristmas
11-13-2008, 12:11 AM
If I could find enough of them I would do a special tree in our bedroom with lighthouse ornaments on it I love light houses. I found a 6' prelit tree at big lots for $30.00 I might pick one up before new years to do up in our bedroom next year. I really love the old artificial tree I have been using for years so I will keep using him!


:christmastree: :tree: :christmastree: :tree: :christmastree: :tree:

PumpkinJack81
11-13-2008, 05:18 AM
Thanks...I'm hoping she'll change her mind. I may not be as good at tree decorating as she is, but I'll try. And I'm a little bit country...two of my kids don't like that. No one likes Jim Shore except me. Two of our girls collect Willow Tree.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/Picture006.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/Picture003-1.jpg

There's nothing wrong with country...Especially if it reflects what you like. :christmastree: I love Jim Shore! His Disney and Halloween collections are my favorites of course ;) What lovely pics! Thanks for sharing with us. :waving:

JollyElfDC
11-13-2008, 01:10 PM
I say it's your tree, do what you want. I said in the tinsel thread that I don't like tinsel on my tree, but I like it on other people's. It all depends on the look you are going for. You said you're a little bit country, so I'm guessing your whole house is decorated country. If that is the case, your new tree should fit in perfectly.

Lisa
11-13-2008, 01:20 PM
Hi, this is Lisa. Have you thought of a theme for your tree? For example, if you like angels or santas, work on finding all kinds of ornaments with that theme. It really made my tree the envy of many. I would find several ornaments that were similar and different from the theme and I had a cute angel themed tree. If I can find it, I'll find you the website of some ornaments. I am not allowed to post a site on the first post, so I'll have to find it and write back.

ladyice
11-13-2008, 02:46 PM
I really like that angel Marshmallow World :)

Merry Christmas Darling
11-13-2008, 06:21 PM
I really like that angel Marshmallow World :)

The blue and white one? Thanks. That's the first Jim Shore angel that I got and she's my favorite so far.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-13-2008, 06:24 PM
Hi, this is Lisa. Have you thought of a theme for your tree? For example, if you like angels or santas, work on finding all kinds of ornaments with that theme. It really made my tree the envy of many. I would find several ornaments that were similar and different from the theme and I had a cute angel themed tree. If I can find it, I'll find you the website of some ornaments. I am not allowed to post a site on the first post, so I'll have to find it and write back.

My main theme is Jim Shore/Heartwood Creek. I think I now have all the ornaments I need. I mail ordered some that should arrive fairly soon. One of our daughters has a nice snowman tree.

k nielsen
11-13-2008, 08:33 PM
Don't worry about others opinions on your tree- as long as you love it that is all that matters. If your kids are younger you might want to consider getting them a small tree for their room that they can decorate how ever they wish. My parents did this for us and we absolutely loved it!!!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-13-2008, 11:08 PM
Don't worry about others opinions on your tree- as long as you love it that is all that matters. If your kids are younger you might want to consider getting them a small tree for their room that they can decorate how ever they wish. My parents did this for us and we absolutely loved it!!!

My oldest grandchild is sixteen.

I guess I was worried. I just want everyone to enjoy the tree when they come over to exchange gifts. I hope they like it enough when it's done even if it is Jim Shore. I'm the kind of person who wants everyone to have a good time. I want everything to be perfect....silly me. At my age, you'd think I'd have more sense than that! Maybe you guys are helping me get my head on straight. :dizzy:

ladyice
11-13-2008, 11:35 PM
The blue and white one? Thanks. That's the first Jim Shore angel that I got and she's my favorite so far.

Yes, it's very nice :)

onemagicalchristmas
11-14-2008, 03:00 AM
My oldest grandchild is sixteen.

I guess I was worried. I just want everyone to enjoy the tree when they come over to exchange gifts. I hope they like it enough when it's done even if it is Jim Shore. I'm the kind of person who wants everyone to have a good time. I want everything to be perfect....silly me. At my age, you'd think I'd have more sense than that! Maybe you guys are helping me get my head on straight. :dizzy:

Are they coming to see your tree or are they coming to see you it makes a difference. I think they are coming to see you. ONly you can be represented through your tree. I am sure they know your likes and dilikes and will find your tree beautiful in its own way! so go for the tree of your dreams. Jim shore is wonderful. after all the tree is decoration and you are a unique loveable creation of GOd!:christmastree: :tree:

JollyElfDC
11-14-2008, 03:40 AM
Are they coming to see your tree or are they coming to see you it makes a difference. I think they are coming to see you. ONly you can be represented through your tree. I am sure they know your likes and dilikes and will find your tree beautiful in its own way! so go for the tree of your dreams. Jim shore is wonderful. after all the tree is decoration and you are a unique loveable creation of GOd!:christmastree: :tree:

I agree. I like to look at other people's trees when I go viset, but I'm not going to their house to see the tree, I'm going to see them (and hopefully load up on great food:))
From what I know of you Marshmallow World, you sound EXACTLY like the kind of person I would like to spend Christmas with! We would probably spend the day talking about ornaments.

Mistletoe
03-28-2009, 12:41 AM
I was bored with this tree.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/Christmas/Christmas2007183.jpg



I think your tree was beautiful. I love trees with lots of color. I've never used beaded garland, but I have to say, that this picture makes me want to!

Merry Christmas Darling
03-28-2009, 05:07 PM
I think your tree was beautiful. I love trees with lots of color. I've never used beaded garland, but I have to say, that this picture makes me want to!

Thanks...my mood changes from year to year. I loaned the beads to our youngest for Christmas 2008 and I don't remember getting them back. Christmas 2008 I did this:

http://www.allthingschristmas.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6713&postcount=7

Mistletoe
03-28-2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks...my mood changes from year to year. I loaned the beads to our youngest for Christmas 2008 and I don't remember getting them back. Christmas 2008 I did this:

http://www.allthingschristmas.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6713&postcount=7

I like this one, too. :santa-smiley: The flowers remind me of snow. I've never thought of using flowers. You have a flair!

Merry Christmas Darling
03-28-2009, 11:58 PM
I like this one, too. :santa-smiley: The flowers remind me of snow. I've never thought of using flowers. You have a flair!

Thank you! But I'm not so sure that I have a flair like my daughter does; I just have occasional bouts of inspiration. These are some of the ornaments on the 2008 tree:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/IMG_0292.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/IMG_0289.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/IMG_0295.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/IMG_0286.jpg

Merry Christmas Darling
03-29-2009, 12:06 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/IMG_0285.jpg

Mistletoe
03-29-2009, 12:12 AM
Different! :) I see what you mean about these ornaments having more character and being more you. (You must have one heck of a storage area, for your changing moods! ;)) I'm glad you got to do it the way you envisioned it. Did your family eventually come around to liking the new look?

Mistletoe
03-29-2009, 12:14 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/Idnam/All%20Things%20Christmas/IMG_0285.jpg

The clock ornament is cool...

Merry Christmas Darling
03-29-2009, 05:50 PM
Different! :) I see what you mean about these ornaments having more character and being more you. (You must have one heck of a storage area, for your changing moods! ;)) I'm glad you got to do it the way you envisioned it. Did your family eventually come around to liking the new look?

My thirteen-year-old granddaughter liked the flower garland a lot. No one else said anything.

As for the storage area....I think I need someone from HGTV to make me get rid of stuff. But everytime I do get rid of stuff, my youngest daughter tells me I got rid of the wrong stuff! :santahat:

Merry Christmas Darling
03-29-2009, 05:53 PM
The clock ornament is cool...

I went bonkers when I found those! I bought nine of them in three different styles. :gelf:

And the little red signs have different greetings on them.

Mistletoe
03-31-2009, 10:20 PM
I went bonkers when I found those! I bought nine of them in three different styles. :gelf:

And the little red signs have different greetings on them.

How fun!

Mistletoe
03-31-2009, 10:27 PM
My thirteen-year-old granddaughter liked the flower garland a lot. No one else said anything.

As for the storage area....I think I need someone from HGTV to make me get rid of stuff. But everytime I do get rid of stuff, my youngest daughter tells me I got rid of the wrong stuff! :santahat:

Well, your granddaughter has good taste!

perry1234
06-08-2009, 08:08 AM
I feel really blue because I expected people to love the new look I'm trying to achieve. I want the tree to be a reflection of who I am, but I want the family to love it.
:welcome:

onemagicalchristmas
06-08-2009, 10:56 AM
I feel really blue because I expected people to love the new look I'm trying to achieve. I want the tree to be a reflection of who I am, but I want the family to love it.
:welcome:

:welcome: Perry!
all that really should matter is that you enjoy your tree. Others don't have to see it as often as you do! :merrychristmas:

JollyElfDC
06-08-2009, 01:26 PM
Marshmallowworld
I think your tree turned out great!

MelindaB
07-21-2009, 03:48 PM
that was an awesome tree! You rarely get to see trees decorated in that style any more. Mine is always just a cluster of decades worth of ornaments, new and old.

Christmasplease
08-09-2009, 03:26 PM
that was an awesome tree! You rarely get to see trees decorated in that style any more. Mine is always just a cluster of decades worth of ornaments, new and old.
This year is the first year I'm going to have a train going around the middle of my Christmas tree. I just hope my 5 year old will leave it alone.

SnowAngel
08-13-2009, 08:36 PM
A different ornament theme could be landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, etc. http://kriskringleforsingles.blogspot.com/2009/07/christmas-in-july-european-landmark.html

Mistletoe
08-21-2009, 11:49 PM
Mine is always just a cluster of decades worth of ornaments, new and old.

Ha, mine, too! And it's loaded with lovely memories. :smitten:

Mistletoe
08-21-2009, 11:58 PM
This year is the first year I'm going to have a train going around the middle of my Christmas tree. I just hope my 5 year old will leave it alone.

Cool. I'd like to see what that looks like if you're able to snap some pictures... :rudolph:



A different ornament theme could be landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, etc. http://kriskringleforsingles.blogspot.com/2009/07/christmas-in-july-european-landmark.html

Interesting idea. :santa: