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@SunValley wrote:

This year I tried something different. After I put on the swags and picks, I decided to stop there. The tree has clear and multi color or slow changing modes. I may never do this again, but I’m enjoying it.

 

Wishing my Holiday posting friends a season of lights that stay lit, toppers that don’t topple, and trees that thrill!

 

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SO BEAUTIFUL!! We’ve been doing this since the grandchildren have begun to toddle around. This year our tree will have a string of angels carrying lighted candles, Star Wars, and, the MadameAlexander Lenox tree topper that is the image of our angel faced granddaughter- nothing more. 

The babies know that the lights are “hot” (they aren’t, but it helps the 2 year olds remember), and the small tree will be on a table high enough so that they can’t pull it over.

Don’t know about when I’ll be going back to individual ornaments, because the 9 month old will be toddling NEXT year.....

I LOVE being a GRANDMA!

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What a beautiful tree! Smiley Happy

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@SunValley  Your tree is lovely. It appears to be a table top tree.I believe a smaller tree looks best when not loaded with ornaments. It allows the beauty of the tree to shine through.

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@SunValley  I like your tree, picks can do wonders.

 

I did this on two trees this year, except that along with picks, I added clip birds and clear icicles, a first time using icicles.  This tree is normally a gingerbread and candy tree, so quite a difference, but I am liking it.  

 

The other tree is Valerie's 5' slim tree, which really needs no decor, it is in the bedroom, easy, peasy.  I did decorate the living in vintage, so all trees this year are very different from the usual.

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@texassunflower wrote:

@SunValley  Your tree is lovely. It appears to be a table top tree.I believe a smaller tree looks best when not loaded with ornaments. It allows the beauty of the tree to shine through.


@texassunflower Thank you! The tree is actually 5 feet tall. I have it placed in an urn that has a built-in Christmas tree stand. I placed the urn on a 20”-high small round coffee table my dad made years ago for the patio, so it’s about 7 feet high in total.

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@SunValley wrote:

This year I tried something different. After I put on the swags and picks, I decided to stop there. The tree has clear and multi color or slow changing modes. I may never do this again, but I’m enjoying it.

 

Wishing my Holiday posting friends a season of lights that stay lit, toppers that don’t topple, and trees that thrill!

 

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I love your tree.  There is no need for traditional ornaments.  I love the natural look.

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Great idea.  I don't miss the ornaments, the free has plenty of interest.

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It's very pretty.     Please tell me.... what are picks and swags?

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@Bridgegal wrote:

It's very pretty.     Please tell me.... what are picks and swags?


@Bridgegal The swags and branch-like picks were purchased from a local import store that went out of business a few years ago (darn), and I found the spiral picks and sparkly feather-like picks at Walmart. Spiral ones are sold individually but the “feathers” are sold in a pack of 6 for $3. They don’t look like much jumbled up in a cardboard display box but I thought they had potential. All come in silver, white, and soft gold. My swags and large picks are champagne colored, so I thought the different metal colors would complement each other and give the tree some dimension.

 

The swan at the top is a pick I found at Big Lots, and I used it to frame the angel topper.

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@SunValley  Very beautiful tree!  I'm tempted to try that next year, I love it.