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Old 12-06-2007, 08:19 AM   #21
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Does anyone else find that just cleaning the house enough for company is so exhausting that you don't want to ask folks over for dinner? Lazy or something, I guess!
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Yes , I'm always amazed at the people who constantly entertain. A few friends of our are like this so then we have to reciprocate . Plus we have a large family so there is always something gong on .By the time New Years comes I 'm so tired of entertaining that staying home in my pj's looks great .
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:10 AM   #22
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Does anyone else find that just cleaning the house enough for company is so exhausting that you don't want to ask folks over for dinner? Lazy or something, I guess!
Our friends and guests have to accept our house 'as is'......we always keep it fairly clean and neat, but we're not going to do extra cleaning just because we're expecting company. Of course most of our friends are the same way. If someone notices a tad bit of dust in some obscure (or obvious) place, I'll gladly hand them a cloth and a can of Pledge!
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Only real, organic, hormone and antibiotic free, fresh cut from a Christmas tree farm where it was allowed free range. Or so says DW!


Me, I'd drill holes in a broomstick and stuff in the trimmed branches from my neighbor's trash..........
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On an aside, the title drew me in, I had NO IDEA it was about X-mas trees...........
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:37 PM   #25
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Fake or real Christmas tree ?? We do real because in Florida it is so not like Christmas to me that at least the tree is real. It's a hassle but I love the smell.
From the title I was thinking of something else.

Fake in my house. Blue and white tree decorations this year (each year we change colors). Last year was purple, green and silver I believe.
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Real. Smell important, but remember that you can always get some boughs for the smell.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:10 PM   #27
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Hmmmmm.............got to go get it out of the utility room. Ok, pull it out of the small box, plug it in...............yup it's fake.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:06 PM   #28
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On an aside, the title drew me in, I had NO IDEA it was about X-mas trees...........

Maybe it's not ? http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/200...tx_468x649.jpg
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Fake all the way. Paid around $150 for it 25 years ago, still using it. But it's a pain to put together, so this year we're thinking of retiring it and getting one of those all in one with lights.
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Fake all the way. Paid around $150 for it 25 years ago, still using it. But it's a pain to put together, so this year we're thinking of retiring it and getting one of those all in one with lights.
Pretty much agree with you, though $150 seems like a bargain. They come with lights now? Or was it $150 each?
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Christmas trees?!?! Dang, I thought this was a follow on to the pole dancing thread.....
Same here....I clicked it expecting pics and we getting the option to vote

On x-mas trees....a small fake one...
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:17 PM   #32
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Hmmmm - all of the above different years - none, fake, real. Since I rescued a Blue Spruce from behind the neighbors tool shed over a year ago and transplanted to the front yard - the squished side that was against the shed has grown out and 6' high - may decorate with some lights.

Down in the basement have a 6' fake and a 2' mini that we used on the table of the camper in our RV days.

None last year - went to Seaworld.

Procrastinating this year - may go to New Orleans - or not.

heh heh heh - Always had live fir in the PacNW growing up.
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Pretty much agree with you, though $150 seems like a bargain. They come with lights now? Or was it $150 each?
That was 25 years ago, so $150 is what, about $3-400 now, the same as the price for a top of the line tree today. Yes they come with lights now, you just pop it open and plug it in, sort of a plug and play tree.
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That was 25 years ago, so $150 is what, about $3-400 now, the same as the price for a top of the line tree today. Yes they come with lights now, you just pop it open and plug it in, sort of a plug and play tree.

Ahh. We're back on the trees again. ok.
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Tiny real tree

DW bought a tiny, live tree, which I'll re-pot in cheap-fertilizer-enriched compost & re-plant in the garden next spring. Solves the problem really well.
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Blue and white tree decorations this year (each year we change colors). Last year was purple, green and silver I believe.
jIMOh, so you buy new decorations every year and throw out the old? Or do you have an extraordinarily large storage space with a full outfitting of decorations of each color? THe cool thing to me about tree decorations is the multicolors and also the old decorations handed down from a couple of generations.
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That's Posh and I'd bet my Ira on those being fake !
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Even if the one we buy costs $200.00 in a matter of three or four years we will have saved that much in the cost of real trees.
We usually only pay about $20-25 for a tree. This year, we ended up paying a little bit more, but it was still only $38. We end up getting them from Lowes most of the time. Are people paying much more than this?
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Oh yeah. Looks like she's wearing a flesh bikini top. Understand the new ones come with lights - and i thought glow-in-the-dark condoms were advanced!
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