Its always been a tradition growing up (and now with the wifey) to open one gift the night before. Nino got a new bed and some catnip, which he is enjoying here. He also just loves laying under the tree. Merry Xmas everyone here at TPR!
I'm about ready to bring my non-live tree down from upstairs, and go to work, making it purty again with all it's lights (8 settings!) and a few new ornaments to be added to it, this time round. Will post it all, when I get going here.
But - in the mean time - anybody want to show what they've got going tree-wise, this Season?
I finally talked myself into bringing down our small, slightly pitiful, but fully artificial greenery for the annual couple of weeks of LIGHTS! ~ TINSEL! ~ ORNAMENTS! ~ THE CAT! The lights were already on it, so it's really a no-brainer, to bring it downstairs, plug it in, and start from there. "Fake Tree Trimming For Dummies!"
I did have Three Brand New Ornaments to trim the tree, with. One was from Cedar Park, which some of you may have seen in my June CP TR amid the Souvenirs Section. And it was definitely a fave coaster for me, Maverick was. I even got the t-shirt!!! The next ornament closely resembled what I would think a coach for Cinderella might look like. All sparkles silver and gold, covering it. I bought it locally, but for now, it's Cindy's....no doubt about it. The third one I just picked up from...Starbucks. And yes, for those who don't know, they do come up with ornaments, too. Pretty nice ones from time to time, I have seen. But this year, they did a French Coffee Press and I had to get me one, no second thoughts at - all. I love my FPC when I get around to actually making some. I have two presses, slowly gaining more cobwebs as I type this. Eventually I'll get back to them...
So here's the start of trimming the tree. More to come in a few days, if I stop procrastinating enough about it.
In shiny, pressed/hammered brass ~ Maverick!
In the dark, with lights a-shining on it.
For really REALLY tiny cups of java. A Starbucks Original!
Both of them there, if you "Where's Waldo?" them.
The coach. A pumpkin never looked so dazzling!
Riding the Red Light! (I have absolutely no idea what that means.)
About to crash into another ornament....
~ To Be Continued ~
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 pm.
This is a fun non-ornament, I picked up last year at a Home Depot. They had a little ferris wheel with carols a-caroling, but those were all gone. Instead, I picked up this, which now has the distinction of being called my Holiday Larson Loop. (It was called a coaster in the packaging, so there ya go.)
Ho ho ho.
It's perfect, really. And the carols that are randomly played, one at a time, as the "coaster" goes round and round, are long ones! They appear to last a good few verses of the carol, depending which one is playing. And the cars keep going round and round, with the lights rotating on and off. Much fun, and although I didn't change out the batteries yet (bad bear), it's still running pretty good.
The "coaster" does need a bit of a push. But that's okay. It's A Larson Loop!
What it looks like, under harsh unflattering non-seasonal lighting.
Press the Red Button (NOT YOU, CHUCK!) and MAGIC happens!
A carol is played, the lights go round and round...
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