Christmas tree 2019 by happypat

Christmas tree 2019

Our first artificial Christmas tree!
Looking very lovely I admit but it will take me a bit to get used to it!
Thinking how much easier to take down at the end....it’s pre lit so in theory I just need to take off the decorations, unhook the lights & pack away.
We had to raise it up a bit to be seen through the window but hopefully next year it will stand on our new lovely flooring in front of door to ceiling windows within its wicker nest.
Fingers crossed!
We don’t normally have the tree up this early but couldn’t wait to see what it looked like plus it won’t drop it’s needles this year!


Three good things:
1. Our annual Christmas meal with my brothers today, sadly missing my sister who lives a long way off in Norfolk. She was missed!
2. Both brothers & SIL’s brought their dogs with them....there was a bit of growling but no fighting!
3. I wore my lovely new pearl earrings I bought in Raglan.
You could buy some pine scented air freshener and place it under the tree for the total experience! You are a doggy family!
December 6th, 2019  
Bep
Your new tree does look very nice!
December 6th, 2019  
Stunning! You captured the lights perfectly.
December 6th, 2019  
@maggiemae No dogs in this house now but yes I suppose on the whole we are a doggy family....all my siblings have dogs & we grew up with them yet I’m not a doggy person as such...I like my own when we had them but have no desire for one now. Had so many animals to look after all my life it’s nice to be without!
December 6th, 2019  
@allie912 My iPhone isn’t that hot in lights but you get the gist!
December 6th, 2019  
@gijsje Thank you Bep...yes it looks pretty.
December 6th, 2019  
Very nice. We swapped to an artificial one years ago and although I miss the smell of a fresh tree, I don't miss the clogging up of the hoover with all the needles!
December 6th, 2019  
very nice looking tree, just the right size
December 6th, 2019  
Lovely tree
December 6th, 2019  
A lovely looking tree Pat , so much easier when pre lit !
December 6th, 2019  
@casablanca That’s Harry’s grumble too.....he’s does a lot of the hoovering & hates the mess. Only grumble I have is that’s its a bit too uniform....I like a bit sticking out here & there!
December 6th, 2019  
I tried an artificial tree for two years. It then stayed in the loft for four more before I rehomed it last week. It just wasn’t the same. Yours does look pretty.
December 6th, 2019  
It looks beautiful Pat!
December 6th, 2019  
@beryl Well8 would have thought so too Beryl but it took us a while to connect the right bits...the middle one was a bit if a bad fit. Easier next time!
December 6th, 2019  
@rontu @mave Yes I think it’s big enough!
December 6th, 2019  
We always use an artificial tree, and have done for many years.
The same one too, but apparently, if we want to help with saving the planet we should use a real one.
Farmers grow trees especially for Christmas. They plant huge amounts. It may take 8 to 12 years to grow a good sized tree. But during that time, the tree is taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. It is cleaning the air and helping slow climate change. If people didn't buy the cut trees, the farmers wouldn't plant them. Your tree looks lovely here.
December 6th, 2019  
@gamelee Thank you so much for that narrative Lee. Maybe next yeat ........
December 6th, 2019  
Very nice ! Every year I’m thinking of buying an artificial tree when I see all the needles falling... but I really like the smell of it ;)
December 7th, 2019  
Love the Size of it and the lights in it 👍
December 7th, 2019  
It’s a lovely tree! We’ve had artificial trees for years, Nick was allergic to our real trees. Then once we got used to the artificial ones it was easy to just keep using them.
December 7th, 2019  
A pretty tree! The lights looks lovely.
December 7th, 2019  
Lovely tree glad you enjoyed the day.
December 7th, 2019  
Beautiful tree. We have an artificial tree too, much easier to look after and the needles dont drop either
December 7th, 2019  
@happypat Is it not fluffable? Mine needs squishing up and refluffing again every year and you can change its shape all the time by rebending the branches. But mine doesn't have built in lights, so maybe it's a different kind.....
December 7th, 2019  
Truly the only thing I miss from my artificial tree is the smell. Certainly, don't miss the clean up afterward. Truly beautiful
December 7th, 2019  
Your tree looks beaut Pat.. i have to have an artificial tree as i get terrible hayfever from a real one.. I would love to have a real tree.. 😥🎄
December 7th, 2019  
A lovely tree 🎄 and festive image. Danny and I went to the garden centre where he used to work, and bought the tree yesterday. I decorated it today, so that's one job done 😊
December 7th, 2019  
Certainly looks lovely.
December 8th, 2019  
That's lovely Pat....very natural looking I'd say. There's a lot to be said for the 'pack away afterwards' kind.
December 9th, 2019  
Prelit trees are so easy -- until some of the strings go out, as in my case. I'm contemplating whether to remove the strings and replace them or just cover those areas with more ornaments. Yours has a nicely balanced glow!
December 10th, 2019  
It looks lovely.
December 13th, 2019  
@jyokota that was the one question we asked are the bulbs replaceable. It has some spare ones so I think they must be...hopefully anyway!
December 13th, 2019  
@gamelee Yes you’re right of course...trees are so good for the planet. It was with great reluctance we plumped for an artificial tree & I still look at this one & think ..well it’s ok but not just the same. I looked at my daughters real one tonight & was envious. I think I will feel better about it when we move. This old house cries out for a proper tree, when we move & go modern it will feel better.
December 13th, 2019  
@casablanca I have never heard of fluffing a tree up....it made me think hard. It took us a while to pull all the branches out & get them right but fluffing? The decorations are easier to put on as you can just move the branch to keep them from slipping off as sometimes happens on a real tree...the advantage hopefully will come when we take it down!
December 13th, 2019  
@happypat Depends on the style of tree! Some, like mine, come semi folded in that all the branches and sub-branches are folded together and you have to pull them apart and shape them as you want to make it full. It's quite good fun actually and means your tree looks different every year!
December 13th, 2019  
@casablanca Ours was like that a bit three sections you put together joking up the connections for the lights. All the branches flopped down & then we could separate the smaller branches placing them as we wished. It’s very effective I must say!
December 13th, 2019  
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