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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 23, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9340747

yes!!.. it's time kids!!... lets see your indoor & outdoor decorations

and if you don't mind .. please vote for us at tacky light tour.. create an account if you don't have one.. and click the my ballot link at the top.. our house is listed as Denville Holiday Lights.. thanks in advance!!!!

http://www.tackylighttour.com/home.aspx

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 23, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9340773

Done & shared. :-)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

November 23, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9340794

Yes done!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 23, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9340813

yeah!!!.. thank you!!!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 23, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9340937

What should I nominate it as? Tacky?

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 24, 2012
3:49 AM

Post #9341064

any of them.. or all of them.. I know we won the last one because we had the most votes overall... that was the tacky award.. even though we didn't win a category that year.. we had the most votes spread out .. so it's all good.. thank you!!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

November 24, 2012
5:35 AM

Post #9341093

Took me awhile - but I figured it out and voted for Most Tacky. Hope you win!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 24, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9341094

thanks... I think the Randy might fit well.. LOL
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

November 24, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9341097

OneW - I tried. It won't allow me to move from first name to next line!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

November 24, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9341099

Can enter first name but will not let me move on to last name ----a message pops up to the right in a black banner saying "required" but won't let me type in it.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9341120

DH is working on our church decorations. It's that time of year again.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

November 24, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9341183

Registered & voted...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 24, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9341314

I cannot figure out how to vote. There seems to be no way to do a search for the one you want. I went into my ballot, but can't figure out from there. Sorry. I'm not usually this inept.

Karen
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

November 24, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9341399

You go to the statee (NJ) and click on it.. The a list of the entrants pops up and it is about the 9th down.

But this site will not let me register! It wants first, last name, email address and I can click in any ONE of those boxes to fill in -- but that is it --- just one area is allowed and when I try to click register it says I need all areas completed! Is it an IPAD issue?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 24, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9341479

I can't do it at all on my iphone either.. sorry .. I don't control that.. I emailed him a while back about it though

here is the direct link to my page.. once you are registered and logged in ... you can click this

http://www.tackylighttour.com/christmas_lights/tour.aspx?decorationId=963

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 24, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9341513

Oh, thank you! I was able to vote that time. So much easier.

Karen
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

November 24, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9341599

If not too late will vote monday from work. Will send the link there.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2012
2:44 AM

Post #9341757

will try to remember that Karen.. and thank you.. you guys are the best!!.. thank you!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2012
2:49 AM

Post #9341760

Randy had to ask help from the neighbors.. to get his 25 foot (yes he cut it down from his original idea of 30 foot).. Christmas tree pole up.. when he saw how big 30 foot really was.. he realized it was too big for a test year.. after the video he tethered it with anchor cables on each side.. we have tons of lights for this thing.. can't wait to see it done... there is a pulley that brings the lights to the top so you don't have to go up and down on a ladder.. going to be interesting for sure

[HYPERLINK@www.facebook.com]

hope the link works

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9342016

Wow, that's gonna be cool! Can't wait to see it.

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #9342096

he ordered extra cables to keep the lights straight.. should be here by tuesday
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9342162

good luck allison

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9342422

thank you Bill

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9342537

Hope you win!


Started getting all my indoor decorations down from the attic today

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 26, 2012
2:03 AM

Post #9342662

my neighbor started that already as well.. always fun

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 26, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #9342821

Good luck, Allison!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 26, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9343201

thank you Victor!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9345797

I received an email from ABC.. asking to send a photo & contact info for the display.. if they shoot in the area & pick us we can become part of a contest

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9345815

That's great Allison, gooood luck!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9345850

I do live in reality and know we can't compete with the big boys.. that spend thousands every year.. but I will certainly give it a shot... LOL

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 29, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9345885

Yes, do it! Good luck!

Karen

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2012
1:05 AM

Post #9345984

Good luck with Tacky Allison.
I am too old to haul in a tree so I used this lightweight pyramid trellis.
I like it because there is no watering and needles to deal with.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
2:30 AM

Post #9345993

great job with it JoAnn!!!.. here it is listed on the ABC site.. I was almost not sending our info after I realized it was a gmail.. but it is listed on the abc site

http://abc.go.com/site/casting

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 30, 2012
2:41 AM

Post #9345995

Good luck Allison!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
3:42 AM

Post #9346012

thanks.. always fun

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2012
4:05 AM

Post #9346026

Allison You find the most interesting stuff.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9346059

good luck allison - i think you might surprise yourself

nice little "tree" joann

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
8:35 AM

Post #9346185

Good luck Allison

I like that tree Joann

I'm working on the decorations for our church Christmas brunch will post pics after I'm done

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

November 30, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9346407

I like the 'no watering' bit...I forget to water my houseplants, as well as the tree...hope things go well, Allison...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9346427

the ABC lady called me today.. nice long chat.. we have to do an audition tape .. like extreme home makeover does.. "Hi I'm Allison.. blah blah blah blah" and send it to them.. this will be taped next year not this year.. but they want outgoing people.. 1st thing she asked me if Randy was outgoing as my babble mouth on the phone (of course she didn't say that) but was happy to hear Randy was.. I told her he is a bit more subdued but loves to talk about his lights

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
3:05 PM

Post #9346432

Allison - how many years have you been using LED lights now? Ever have to replace any bulbs yet??

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9346465

cool!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9346495

several years.. and yes.. but the new light keeper we bought allows you to cut out the bad bulb & have a dead spot where the bad one is.. once one bulb goes bad it pulls the rest of the string down.. something with the current being interrupted.. some sets have it that you can change the bulbs out.. but they are more expensive of course.. the flex change are nice because you don't need to put the same color bulb in it's place.. has it's own resistor in each casing.. worth the extra money for

and this is what I mean Bill.. this person in an imagineer for Disney.. can't compete with guitar hero!!!
http://youtu.be/J6ihLs9KAqE

going to find you another of what I mean

This message was edited Nov 30, 2012 8:26 PM

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9346501

100's of thousands $$$$
http://youtu.be/dfz1pyq3EhE

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9346510

this is a can't even fathom how to do something like this.. never mind we couldn't afford it!!

http://lightsondisplay.com/2011.html

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9346536

OMG! Amazing! I see what you mean. Love that Holdman lights display. My mouth was open in amazement as I watched.

Karen

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
6:07 PM

Post #9346545

Yours are better Allison, more "real" if you ask me!!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9346548

Yes, more real. You said it, Ronnie.

Karen
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 30, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9346557

Good luck, Allison!

Love your tree, Jo!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 30, 2012
8:22 PM

Post #9346623

Yeah, there comes a point beyond which it's just 'too much' for an individual's display and it looks like a professional job with a big budget and staff.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
1:36 AM

Post #9346674

there are a lot like that too... Holdman puts up 6 of the big mega trees we are doing 1 of.. but his are 3 times bigger.. he has a piece of property like Celeste.. and just does the whole field ... but these are the guys I am learning from.. we all chat on forums like DG.. wish I knew how that guy does the singing snowman.. so I could do it smaller.. LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 1, 2012
2:25 AM

Post #9346685

Loved Guitar Hero!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
2:30 AM

Post #9346686

there is an angry birds too.. but I do learn a lot from those guys.. and Holdman also lists a ton of sequences you can download off his website.. so they do share there how to advice.. and always willing to answer questions

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
2:33 AM

Post #9346687

found it

http://youtu.be/y7AJe3-sA8o

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
4:28 AM

Post #9346711

I goofed about who has the big trees.. it's High Country Lights
[HYPERLINK@www.facebook.com]

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
4:34 AM

Post #9346714

here is his video
http://youtu.be/7EoH3_GAWco

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9346717

love this one
http://youtu.be/thaMVXjN4OU

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 1, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9346748

WOW Allison. Alas there will never be a Disney animee here.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 1, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9346891

Some of those displays are gorgeous, but they look professional...simple, homey stuff is what I like best...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9346917

a bunch of these guys decorate for malls & mansions now.. started off just doing there homes

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9347025

Allison - all my LEDs are the ones with 'standard' size bulbs - C6, C7, etc., that can be changed out. Have you had to replace any of them?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9347091

the first few commercial strings we bought were garbage.. can't change the bulbs.. but that new light keeper will fix it.. you cut the bulb out and put in a connection pod.. works great.. we are done with incandescent lights .. the new LED lights are so much better.. and brighter.. the wide angle are my favorite .. blinding bright

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9348764

Made these for church Christmas brunch, forgot to take a pic of the centerpieces...NUTS

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 3, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9348857

Those look nice, Jen...I like using natural stuff...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9349028

very pretty Jen!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 3, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9349041

NIce!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9349119

OMG .. someone just knocked on my door and asked me to put the lights on.. lucky I didn't call the cops.. sheesh.. just told him that we wouldn't be ready until the weekend.. and said sorry.. guess since he saw me though the window he felt like he should ask.. (wrapping lights around wire running down the dinning room) feel kind of bad.. but wow lucky I am not in Garfield.. different frame of mind there.. some stranger knocks on your door and get a gun in your face.. can't say I was comfortable opening the door.. told Randy to put the radio sign on tomorrow and I will put a message on there to check the facebook page for when the show starts

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9349130

Geez what's with people? I would never go and knock on someone's door and ask them to do that, when you see the lights aren't on you come back another day, geez!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9349137

I wouldn't either.. we drove 45 mins to see a house and it wasn't lit up.. we went home again.. some people won't run the lights when it rains.. that house was the case.. and the reason we tape every cord.. no need to worry about rain

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9349138

Pretty Jen, are they battery operated lights?
Allison I guess they were just anxious to see your great work! Still nervy though :-)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9349139

Yes they are battery operated lights

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #9349178

Wow, people are pushy.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9349180

was almost tempted to say .. come in and help me wrap these lights.. will get done quicker.. LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9349343

Im going to start making these this week, it's been cold enough with the exception of yesterday and today. I'll keep them in the freezer until the 20th of Dec. Then i'll use them to line a pathway to the door. :-)
http://www.novahousewives.com/1/post/2012/11/frozen-foodcolored-ice-balls.html

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 4, 2012
5:19 AM

Post #9349358

Cool!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 4, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9349384

Very nice, Jen

Those frozen balls look so very fun!

I can't imagine ever knocking on someone's door for a request like that
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9349385

allison i would take that as a complement.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 4, 2012
1:38 PM

Post #9349740

Scary, though...too many nuts out there...Pixie, love those!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 4, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9349812

can't wait to see them Celeste!!!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9350023

Love the ice balls idea, Celeste!

Jen, your decorations turned out great. I'll bet everyone loved them.

Karen
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

December 5, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9350370

Jen where did you buy the battery lights? Are they about a yard long or smaller?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 5, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9350386

I actually found the lights at Acme grocery store and as soon as I saw them thought "let me just get them here so I don't have to look around for them", Home Depot also has some but at the time had only multi color and red ones
They are strands are 6' long
The lighted branches I got at Bed Bath and Beyond and are 39" tall

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 5, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9350850

Acme?? Run into the coyote??!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 6, 2012
2:23 AM

Post #9351074

sometimes christmas tree shop has those branches .. look by the candles

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 6, 2012
3:24 AM

Post #9351084

I've seen them at AC Moore, Big Lot's, CTS and Michaels.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 6, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9351535

Made a dozen of those ice balloons today in various sizes. The colors are orange, yellow, red, green, purple and 2 shades of blue.
I then made large ice luminaries as Karen had suggested to me. I took 3 large plastic containers, 2 preen and one kitty litter. Filled them with colored water, and at the top I added a string to hold a plastic large cup in place. I have a blue, green and purple done so far.
http://www.theheartofnewengland.com/LifeinNewEngland-Ice-Luminaries.html

Depending on how these come out I may try to get alittle fancier. :) http://www.freshhomeideas.com/diy-projects/lighting-projects/how-to-make-ice-luminaries

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 6, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9351540

cool, wish it was cold enough here to do something like that

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 6, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9351631

Pretty but glad it's not cold enough here! :-)
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 6, 2012
5:29 PM

Post #9351703

Can hardly wait for pics!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 6, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9351863

I can't wait to see them .. and very very happy it's not cold enough for it here.. have to share my silly photo.. coming home from work and the firehouse Santa looks like he wants to take a swan dive... I felt like yelling out the window .. don't do it... don't do it

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 6, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9351886

He's getting ready to jump off that fiscal cliff!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
2:05 AM

Post #9351948

sigh

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 7, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9352062

DH brought the outside decorations down from the attic last night. He hopes to put them up this weekend.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9352133

Nifty idea.

http://interiordesigningblog.com/tips-tricks/christmas-dining-table-decoration-cheap-and-easy/

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 7, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9352140

Very nice...love the luminaries as well...I'm thankful if I get my tree up...have a wreath on the house right now, but the tree is in the garden, just sitting there...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #9352175

I like it!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9352191

I like that too Victor!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9352199

Of course I would hate drinking my wine from a candle holder!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
9:11 AM

Post #9352216

dollar store stuff is always great for that kind of stuff.. not that I would buy a drinking glass from there for any other reason.. god knows what the contents of that material is

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9352224

You don't trust the Chinese??!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9352227

Saw Dickens's hand-written original draft of A Christmas Carol the other day at the Morgan Library. Pretty cool.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9352230

heck no!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9352471

Here it is.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9352473

neat!!!

it's official ... we are over 35,000 lights

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9352476

That's cool Victor, I love the pic!

Wow Allison, don't know how you guys do it!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9352490

me either.. LOL

have to hope we get enough dry time to get that tree up tomorrow.. then I will put the lights on

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9352504

Way to go, Allison!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9352507

I am doing my little rascals .. prize fight.. hands together over the head thing!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9352509

oh Victor these are now my favorite drippers.. the 360 is really nice.. can't wait to get them outside

http://www.creativedisplays.com/product/922/DRIPPING-ICICLE-TUBES-20-LENGTH/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9352511

Saw some real nice ones in the city.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9352514

those most likely are the expensive ones.. LOL.. I will send you a video of these if you want

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9352540

oh yeah.. NJites.. when you go to the food store.. see if they have NJ family mag in the free rack... they have us listed

http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/December-2012/Garden-State-Glow/index.php?cparticle=3&siarticle=2#artanc

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9352638

cool!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 7, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9352678

Very cool!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 8, 2012
2:19 AM

Post #9352771

Wonderful!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 8, 2012
2:44 AM

Post #9352777

made me giggle she goofed the name

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 8, 2012
3:23 AM

Post #9352792

I have to share the SWEETEST Christmas photo...I just love it.
This is Miss Elle, she is the daughter of good friends of my DD Tarsha.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 8, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9352895

Congrats, Allison! Pixie, what a beautiful photo!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9352928

did you count those twice allison? :) wow!

very cute photo celeste

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 8, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9353206

believe it or not.. that is actually a short count.. we are missing some things on there.. well we still didn't get finished today.. hopefully tomorrow.. my back is killing me.. and exhausted

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 8, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9353207

awesome photo Celeste!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 9, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9354166

we are not done.. but the show is running!!.. and yes we moved over on Barb's lawn again.. she is loving it!!!

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 9, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9354173

Looking good Allison!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 9, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9354193

thanks.. we still have a ton to do.. but we are both beat after being out there in drizzle all day
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 9, 2012
9:00 PM

Post #9354245

looks great allison - i guess there will be no more knocks on the door - a lesson learned - set it up earlier :)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
2:40 AM

Post #9354320

there is no earlier.. with Halloween.. pack up one .. bring out the other

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 10, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9354509

Great job, Allison...we need to see something cheerful this time of year...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 10, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9354915

Phenomenal display!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9355078

thank you.. I am amazed at the traffic.. even a weekday

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9355132

Celeste, I'm looking forward to seeing pics of you ice balls and luminaries. It's nowhere near cold enough to do that here yet. Maybe by Jan/Feb.

LOL! @ Santa wanting to dive off the firehouse roof.

Cool idea on the wine glass votive candle holders, Victor.

I saw some of those dripping icicle lights, Allison. I soooo want some!!!!! Your display is looking great. How do you keep track of how many lights you have? I would never be able to do that.

What an adorable pic of Miss Elle, Celeste.

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9355155

we started keeping track a couple of years ago.. 1st year was hard.. counted as Randy and I put them out.. after that it was easy... buy something.. and write it in.. even if I buy it in summer or whatever.. breaks take it off .. not bad now

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9355157

Okay, I see now. That's way more work than I would want to do, not just the keeping track of the number of lights, but setting it all out and taking it all down every year. It's a labor of love, for sure.

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9355164

any hobby I have had.. went in full blown.. just my nature... and this is one we both enjoy.. usually in decorating there is one sane person to say enough is enough.. but that is not the case with us.. LOL

oh the drip lights are not cheap... be forewarned.. sticker shock involved with them.. but they are neat

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9355189

Oh, I know they aren't cheap, so I won't be getting them anytime soon. Someday...

I go full blast into any hobby I get into, as well. My daylilies are a case in point...LOL!

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
2:22 AM

Post #9355292

exactly

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9355462

Mouse got into a box of man tree ornaments that were in the attic, chewed on some of the hand made ornaments my son made in school :( must have been attracted to the glue??? found a piece of mouse poison in the fake tree we use for the man tree...good thing we didn't find the dead mouse in the tree
Ugh so grossed out!! sprayed everything down the lysol, hope it killed all those mouse germs!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 11, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9355473

Oh, uck...before I got my mouse alarms, mice made nests in my Christmas Village...I threw it all away!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9355508

Had that problem a few years ago, had to throw away so many things, some Santas I had collected for years, they were cloth and I just couldn't clean them enough!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 11, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9355510

jen - where there is one mouse...get some traps up just in case.

i had them last year in the basement for the first time - got a bunch of them - caught two more this fall and have traps set up and so far so good as no new bodies - even set up traps in the garage as that was the entry point.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9355546

I have the monster of all mouse poison traps up there
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 11, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9355588

:) I am sure you do.

if they are in the attic where else might they be?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9355614

Wall-e has gotten couple outside :)
Other than the attic had them coming in by the dishwasher so we stuffed the cracks with steel wool and have a trap along the wall under the cabinet but haven't seen any evidence of any there in awhile

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9355621

Get a cat.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9355732

Ain't gonna happen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 11, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9355795

I had one really great hunting cat...airedales are good rodent hunters as well...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9355801

Found a dead mouse a week ago. They have no chance in this house.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 11, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9355803

Lucky you have at least one hunter in the bunch...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9355829

sorry Jen.. ick!!!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 11, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9355994

Mouse alarms, Marilyn? We get mice in the attic off and on throughout the year. Hard to keep them under control.

I will up in the attic tonight looking for some software CDs that I need to install in my computer, but now luck. In my search I found some Christmas stuff that I had purchased, probably during an after Christmas sale. There was an oven glove and pot holders with poinsettia designs on them, a tablecloth, also with poinsettias, some hunter green cloth napkins and a small area rug with more poinsettias. Now I just need to find some nice napkin holders and place mats.

Karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 12, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9356296

Mouse alarms sold at HD...need to be plugged in ...I have 2 in the basement, diagonally across from each other, working fine...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 12, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9356873

I'll have to check into getting those.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 12, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9356896

Like ADT? They call you?

"Ma'am, we just received an indication you may have a mouse in the house..."

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 12, 2012
8:20 PM

Post #9356913

Timely!

http://www.uber-facts.com/2012/11/your-house-is-probably-drenched-in-mouse-urine/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 12, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9356937

I couldn't pull the 2nd page of the article...was there a way to get rid of it?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
3:04 AM

Post #9357011

might be on the news now... saw a helicopter hovering .. checking out the lights.. I flipped the show on.. and he has been sitting out there for a while!!!.. hopefully it was a traffic copter!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 13, 2012
3:07 AM

Post #9357013

Woo Hoo!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9357053

Wooohooo Allison!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9357115

LOL

It can be seen from space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hubby never got around to putting our huge wreath up or the garland and lights around the door...good thing I did my part, color changing snowflakes in the windows, wreath on the door and lawn decorations

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 13, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9357196

Sounds exciting, Allison...the snowflakes sound awesome, Jen...Victor, I hate mice!! Stocking up on Lysol!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9357200

Wondering if I spray everything down with that Clorox anywhere spray if that will work?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 13, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9357204

Yeah, that sounds good, too!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9357205

Ugh I am sooooooo grossed out!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9357414

Hee hee - sorry, Jen! But mice are people too.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9357429

On a lighter, non-rodent note - I got my tree today! Will let it open up and will start to decorate tomorrow. Almost 8 ft. $50.

Funny how it really does not feel right until the tree is up - despite a house full of decorations!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 13, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9357440

Got mine today too...$40 have no idea how tall...taller than me! :-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9357488

that was a great price Victor.. here an 8 footer will be over $100.00 I betcha

the snowflakes sound great Jen!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9357494

We'll be getting our tree on Saturday, busy weekend ahead
Christmas play tomorrow night, church Sat night, Sunday Santa at local farmer's market and drive thru nativity at night

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 13, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9357575

The farm on my road was selling trees for $38...any size...I paid $35...neighbor discount...putting it up tomorrow...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9357593

Forgot to say mine is a Frasier.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 13, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9357653

Love frasiers

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9357673

been at least 2 or 3 cars out there up till 9:00.. too cool

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9357676

Great! You should sell commemorative programs. ;)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9357681

we should have our collection box out for the orphanage in town.. this weekend.. we are late doing that.. slackers!!!.. the one neighbor loves that we are doing this and getting traffic now.. he said if any of the neighbors give us a hard time with the U turns.. he will put a sign out.. U turn here .. in his driveway.. how cool is he???

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #9357700

well that's nice of him

Our pastor lives near another church that does a drive thru nativity and they bring them a baked goods as a thank you for putting up with all the traffic

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 13, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9357704

Very nice.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 14, 2012
2:14 AM

Post #9357825

not a bad idea Jen... thanks!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 14, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9358020

:-)
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

December 15, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9358761

DW decided that a 9 foot golden arborvitae was in the wrong place, so I cut it down for our Christmas tree. Most of our mini light strings were kaput and I decided that instead of spending hours trying to find the dead bulbs I would just buy some new LED strings. Colors are nice, they come in several sizes and shapes, and are energy savers.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 15, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9358946

thanks for reminding me Don I have to go down in the basement and find the dead bulb in the deer and get it out before my kids get here today.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 15, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9359097

Decorating my tree now. I have made the complete switch to LEDs. Love them.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 15, 2012
1:22 PM

Post #9359164

Just finished the tree and realized I forgot the tinsel garland! Duh. Too late now. Still looks nice.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 15, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9359216

I decorated my tree as well...I keep it in the living room, so the kids were out of everyone's way for awhile, reading all the tags on the presents...They are getting ski passes from me, so nothing they could shake!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9359588

well Randy wiped out down the stairs.. messed up his ankle.. needless to say we are done decorating :(

any leftover stuff will be saved for next year.. I feel so bad.. he did all this work and got hurt now.. but it's time to sit back and enjoy the people visiting.. I am uploading a video today.. will post later.. hopefully youtube doesn't block the audio

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9359590

Oh NO!! Poor Randy!! Hope it's not serious! :(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9359597

the swelling is starting to do down.. I forced him to sit his butt down yesterday and I went out and finished any big stuff that I can do.. realized I missed one thing while taking photos last night.. will fix that today.. but he is doing better.. doing the smart thing now and just relaxing and icing it

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
4:11 AM

Post #9359599

oh duh.. while the video is uploading I can show you some pics.. the last one is what we did on Barb's lawn next door

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2012
4:14 AM

Post #9359600

You know I love Snoopy! :-)
The tree is amazing!!!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
4:14 AM

Post #9359601

of course the mingos are my favorite!!!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2012
4:16 AM

Post #9359602

I really like the tall snowman with a face on every ball. :)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
4:17 AM

Post #9359603

we have lots of snoopys .. Barb, and son gave me the humming bird spinner.. so he went out now since the ground isn't frozen yet

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
4:23 AM

Post #9359605

cause I know you guys will giggle.. there was no flash in any of those photos.. yes it's that bright when they are all on.. LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9359606

Nice!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
4:45 AM

Post #9359608

ok you guys have to tell me if the audio plays or not.. it was does on my end

http://youtu.be/IPeKs1yDcPA

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9359618

YES!!!!!!!!!!!
Meant to say it's wonderful!

This message was edited Dec 16, 2012 8:08 AM

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
5:11 AM

Post #9359621

awesome.. thanks.. now I can post it on tacky lights!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9359684

OH no Randy hope you are feeling better!!
Allison everything looks great, I love the giant tree the best!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9359719

Thanks

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 16, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9359789

I( hope Randy's doing even better today...ankle injuries are painful! The photos are wonderful...good luck!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9359815

Oh no! Best to Randy. Incredible display, as always.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9359983

Looks great, hope Randy feels better soon!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
1:21 PM

Post #9359997

thank you guys.. I can see the swelling went down now.. hopefully he will be back in shape soon

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9360003

Keep icing and elevate.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
1:30 PM

Post #9360007

Anyone ever have the tree fall on them? I did - twice! Was really funny. Was by myself so must have looked hilarious. One of the times, when we were still in our small apt in Queens, it fell over on me, and I fell backwards to the floor. Carpet, luckily. But I landed with my legs out wide and the tree right on top of me. Looked like we were being intimate!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9360063

good mental picture.. LOL

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 16, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9360273

LOL!!!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 16, 2012
8:43 PM

Post #9360314

LMFAO@Victor!

Looks great, Allison! I love the mingos, too, and the hummer spinner. Sorry that had to happen to Randy. What a bummer. Hope it gets better soon.

Karen
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 16, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9360316

Hoping Randy feels better sooNNN

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2012
1:55 AM

Post #9360342

will make sure he gets your well wishes... thank you!!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 17, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9360537

hope randy's ankle is not too bad allison

i want to see a picture of the electric bill :)

great show!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9360894

thanks Bill... can get that off my e-bill.. no problem!!.. and I always think we are using the wood stove to heat the house .. it makes up for the electric bill

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9360986

donation box finally went out today

http://www.stpetersorphanage.org/donations.html

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9361072

way out of our price range.. but look at that pixel tree!!!

http://youtu.be/f48NMeBSaYA

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9361089

Started wrapping today. Ugh.

Was behind a guy in the PO today who was mailing out at least 25 different boxes!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9361111

I hate having to go to our po box, it's so crowded there hard to find parking

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9361327

Some tree highlights.
http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a51304d6a557a4d6a513d0d0a&blogview=true

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 18, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9361343

Very nice...love when the ornaments have such a special meaning...here are some of my favorites...birds given to me by my son...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9361348

I just love those,birds especially.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 18, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9361350

Thanks.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 18, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9361428

Nice, I love the special ornaments. I still hang some from when I first got married and ones the kids made in school. I'll have to get afew pics.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9361448

I rarely get mushie and sentimental but the memories in crismis ornaments are really special and I indulge myself once a year at trim time.
Everyones special ornaments just give off that vibe.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9361475

i know what you mean joann

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 18, 2012
1:38 PM

Post #9361626

Our tree this year
repurposed pumpkins

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 18, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9361663

love the bird houses you made JoAnn.. and yes you are right about the vibe.. neat stuff RD!!!.. Jen the snowpumpkins are fabby!!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9361715

Crochet snowflakes.So nice.How do you keep them stiff?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 18, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #9361757

What a great idea with the pumpkins! And your tree is beautiful...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 18, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9361781

Love the pumpkins and the tree!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 18, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9361834

Love handmade ornaments

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 19, 2012
2:02 AM

Post #9362008

Very nice everyone.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 19, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9362169

Great, everyone. I love the ornaments with special meanings. Neat idea with the repurposed pumpkins.

We finally got our tree up and got everything decorated. Actually, we still need to do some finishing touches. Will get some pics soon to post.

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 19, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9362514

the towns contest judging is tonight.. I put candy canes out for them to take.. nothing like a bribe right??

;)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 19, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9362547

Charming and not harmful.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 19, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9362560

Smart girl! :) GOOD LUCK!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 19, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9362577

I would also put poor Randy outside with his swollen (with some stuffing for good measure) ankle propped up on Santa. Sympathy works!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 19, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9362600

LOL.. love that..

well good news is I saw 2 donations so far!!!.. the kids are loving the candy canes

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 19, 2012
5:29 PM

Post #9362607

Yay!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 19, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9362660

Good Luck Allison!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 19, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9362664

thanks Ronnie.. left in the empty candy cane container

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 20, 2012
1:27 AM

Post #9362780

sweeeeeeet

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9362948



Got all my wrapping done and it's before noon...woo hoo

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9363003

Finished mine yesterday.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 20, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9363152

Good luck, Allison! Nothing like a little candy to butter up the judges. ;-)

Will be wrapping up my gifts this weekend.

Karen
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 20, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9363167

Here is Julianna - she likes this new hat.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
12:15 PM

Post #9363168

Cutie!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9363207

She is too cute!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9363257

got an email from the town.. we won!!!.. and they finally listed the other 2 winners addresses.. can go check them out!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 20, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9363260

YAY!!!!! Congrats but...I had no doubt!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9363263

Congrats!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 20, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9363267

Bill she's adorable!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9363308

love that hat.. too cute!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 20, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9363328

Yay, Allison...wonderful news! Bill, she's a cutie pie...the hat is totally cool...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 20, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9363380

Yay! great job as always!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9363392

someone was out there just now with a tripod and camera.. I don't even do that.. LOL
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 20, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9363418

congrats allison!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9363443

Congrats Allison!!!

Bill your GD is a real beauty!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9363445

thank you!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9363472

$41.00 collected in 2 days.. not bad for a dead end street and during the week

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9363478

Congrats!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
7:21 PM

Post #9363500

so happy it's working out.. hopefully the kids can get something nice

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 21, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9363781

Wonderful...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9363869

Congrats on your win, Allison, and on the money you collected.

Bill, your Julianna is a real cutie-pie!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9363965

Rarefind has discount gift certs, starting at 10%.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 21, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9364003

I could use some prayers...Christmas tree is in the stand but still not decorated. I really have been trying my hardest to overcome the sadness that hangs over my head, but I can't seem to shake it. I still cry every day, I can't begin to describe how lost I feel with out my brother. He was the male twin of me, we are so much alike it freaks people out, even myself. I have tried everything I can think of to get on with Christmas...I even made it so on Christmas Eve when everyone comes over we will ALL be in jammies. This would of made my brother laugh and will make us all alittle more silly. I even chopped my 7ft tree down to a 5foot-nothing ... it wouldn't fit in the stand so we had to. Now it's 5 foot-nothing tree just like he & I. Joshua calls it "U.B.'s Tree", U. B. is short for Uncle Brian.
I have bought the gifts, about half are wrapped so I have alot to do in the next few days...and I will get it done for the Grandchildren if nothing else. I just could use some prayers for comfort, stamina and strength please. Thank you.

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jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9364008

prayers sent, and hugs!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 21, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9364010

Awe, thanks Jumper, much appreciated.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9364036

Praying strength for you

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 21, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9364049

Thank you

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9364067

hugs, prayers and love Celeste.. wish we could be there to cheer you up
Hemhostaholic
Scranton, PA
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9364084

This is new to me...the multiple picture sharing...not sure if they upload as they are before you click send or not.

Tom and I decided to go with a purple, green and silver color scheme for Christmas this year. I started making deco mesh wreaths. The one wreath with all of the different sized ornaments is a 48" wreath, although it doesn't look it; it weighs about 10lbs, give or take. The smaller wreath with the green deco mesh is a 24" wreath, the table is our side table in our entry way. And the baby mama is our concolor fir...favorite fresh cut tree of all time. We have pictures of the outside, but I can't seem to find them on the lap top for some reason. Enjoy!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9364101

You got it, Celeste. You will feel better over time. Your brother would want you to be as you always were.

Very nice, Thom!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9364103

love all the purple Thom
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9364232

Wha, she's a cutie!!

(((HUGS))) dear celeste!!!

Very nice, Thom! Festive!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9364238

Nice! Thom

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 22, 2012
2:31 AM

Post #9364424

collected another $17.00 last night.. not too many people got out of the cars last night.. too windy.. the box of candy canes isn't empty.. like the other nights when it was nicer out there

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 22, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9364564

Pixie, prayers for you...maybe some grief counseling would help...there's usually a group in our town run by the social worker, or one of the churches...it's free, & a big help, especially at this time of year. Thom, the decorations are very creative...Allison, that's still a nice amount for charity...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9364620

cheer up celeste hope you feel better in the new year.

wife came home last night with the winning tree from a raffle they had at work. every year several people decorate small xmass trees that they then raffe off - he prized tree is made by a co-worker who makes hand blown glass ball ornaments, must be about 10 of them on the little tree, it also has lights and bows with amaryllis bulbs in them. she recieved one of the ornaments several years ago as a gift that we have treasured. she was so excited as was I.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 22, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9364671

Nice! congrats to her
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9364673

Awesome, wha!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 22, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9364868

That was a great win! Homemade ornaments are a treasure...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 22, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9365114

that's great Bill.. post a photo.. sounds great!!!

up to $73.00 collected so far.. not bad

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 22, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9365131

Great, Allison!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9365180

Praying for you, Celeste, in this time that should be joyful. Christmas is the hardest for those who have lost loved ones. I hope you can find some happiness while you make things nice for the grands.

Love your color scheme, Hem! I would love to be able to have a different theme every year. I think that would be so cool.

What a nice prize for you wife, Bill. Congrats to her!

Nice on the collection, Allison.

Karen

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 23, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9365222

Thom, welcome back and I love the purple & green!

Bill, that sounds lovely!! Pictures please?

Allison, thats great, every little bit helps. :)

Thank you everyone for the prayers and well wishes, they are working. I've got the gifts all wrapped and the lights on the tree, will finish it up today along with washing the floors and start my baking. Christmas with the family is tomorrow @ 3 so I need to get moving. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 23, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9365473

Anytime, Celeste! I'm glad to hear the prayers are working.

Karen

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 23, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9365568

A few of my favorite ornaments.

The star I've had since we were in our first house...the boys ornaments I made when they were little...some of the very first ones.

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 23, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9365571

A few more...some the kids made in school.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 23, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9365596

Very nice, Ron. Best ones are the homemade ones.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 24, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9365967

Beautiful ornaments, beautiful memories...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2012
3:14 AM

Post #9366520

Love the ornaments!
I did my tree in all ornaments that my kids and grandchildren made or bought for me. We also did a PJ Christmas Eve. Everyone had to wear jammies and to be honest it was a hit!! One SIL said it should be made into a tradition. :-)
Tarsha had "HELLO KITTY" jammie as the girls all love her. Tiffany had "Minnie & Mickey Mouse" jammies, Justin's were "Scooby-Doo", SIL Mitchell had "Wreck It Ralph" and I had "Chilly Willy" from my childhood days.

Tarsha on the left rocking her Hello Kitty jammies.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9366529

I like that ... so much better than a stuffy get dressed up party.. it's family.. should be that way!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9366548

It was all good until Tarsha & Mitch were on I - 95 and the toll booth guy cheated her out of $5 on a toll. She pulled over and she & Mitch flipped a coin for who was getting out of the car. "Hello Kitty" or "Wreck it Ralph"? As Darby later told me on the phone..." Wreck it Ralph LOST!"
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9366626

Heehee!! I like the idea of a jammies party.

As a former toll collector I find that sad and maddening. If I was 10 cents off my tally I was upset with myself. Sometimes, if I was shorted because they handed me a pile of change and took off, I would add from my own pocket to make up the difference. And my cash drawer had to have the bills all facing the same way with the heads right side up. and my lane had to move the fastest. Anal, huh? I prided myself on being the fastest and most accurate. AND I spoke to every vehicle and smiled. What a tangent!! Heehee

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 25, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9366920

You must have made your customers day, Jan!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9367041

Heehee. That was my goal!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9367958

Love the memorable homemade ornaments, Ronnie.

I always open gifts in my jammies, pretty much. Been doing that for years, but we do it in the morning.

Karen

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9371664

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!

Your Christmas display received enough nominations for a Tacky Award that you have won one of our coveted trophies. We would like to send your trophy to you at our expense, plus you will receive a gift card for a purchase at ChristmasLightsEtc.com.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9371665

Congrats!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9371668

you guys are the best!!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 31, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9371681

Yay! Knew you could do it, Allison...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9371689

Oh, boy, congrats!

Karen

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9371754

Yippee!!! Congrats!!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 31, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9371800

Woohoo!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9371860

thanks to all of you!!!.. hugs!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9371906

Allison you guys earned it!! Congrats and enjoy!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
8:54 PM

Post #9371930

congrats!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
4:00 AM

Post #9372932

here ya go Bill.. way cheaper than running my air condition in the summer

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
4:03 AM

Post #9372933

here is August

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 2, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9372981

You have low electric rates! Ours are supposed to go down starting yesterday...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9373023

holy cow those are high electric bills - lately mine have been about $70 although during the summer with AC and the pond pump they were $150ish which was an all time high that I was not happy about.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9373039

You're lucky, Bill. Sky high here.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 2, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9373249

Same here :(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
2:00 PM

Post #9373351

it would be around $45 - 55 without the lights.. and no AC

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
5:47 PM

Post #9373606

I don't think I've ever had a 55 dollar electric bill!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9373616

I never did either.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
6:43 PM

Post #9373645

the advantage of a small house.. and only compact florescent or led lights in the house

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
7:18 PM

Post #9373676

Out electric bills are always high, too. That's cheap, Allison.

Karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 3, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9373907

I have had many months where my electric USAGE was in the 30-40 dollar range...however, CL&P then charges 50-60 for TRANSMISSION fees...can't win...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9373913

Yes - plus my basic service charge is $32!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9373970

My Nov electric bill was $111.00

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9374098

told you my bill for the lights was not that bad.. worth the LED price in the long run

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9374270

Anyone start taking down their stuff yet?? Was going to start with the tree today, but not in the mood to. Have I said before how I DETEST TAKING DECORATIONS DOWN??!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9374316

I have the same feeling about taking the decorations down. I probably should be ashamed to admit that for the last 3 years we have not had a real tree. The decorated tree is on a balcony. There's an attic door a few feet away. We just wrap the decorated tree in plastic and push it into the attic. The next year we just pull it out and plug it in. Lots of things change as the years go by.

This message was edited Jan 4, 2013 1:25 PM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
12:55 PM

Post #9374331

we leave ours up for Russian Christmas on the 7th, so will be taken down the week after

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 3, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9374362

took the tree down last night. DH says he'll start on the outside lights this weekend. supposed to warm up(30's)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
1:23 PM

Post #9374365

Have to say - this Frasier Fir has dropped fewer needles than any tree I have ever had. Frasiers are generally good with that, but this one is amazing.Thinking maybe the old traditional lights, with their heat, sped up the drying out. These LEDs are absolutely cool.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9374390

thumbs up Victor!!!.. I can say we usually wait until after the 7th as well.. but this year.. it will be after the snow is off the wires outside.. might be easter.. LOL

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 3, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9374648

I took down my tree today, the decorations were packed away yesterday...not many needles to vac from mine either...usually I have a concolor which doesn't shed at all, but the farm didn't have any this year...have no idea what kind of tree, but the needles were long & soft...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
6:39 PM

Post #9374678

I'm with you on taking down the decorations, Victor. I hate it. Roses, I love your way of decorating and taking down the tree. LOL!!!!

Karen
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
5:10 AM

Post #9374940

decorations are off the tree and the house - will tackle getting the tree out tomorrow - usually clip off the branches and put them in a heavy trash bag to burn outside - makes to big of a mess and this years tree is a half larger than the sliding door.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 4, 2013
11:43 AM

Post #9375333

Good idea, Bill...I have to pick up the tree, so I make sure it's small...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9375376

Would love to burn things! (And some people. ;) )

Town picks them up for composting.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9375388

there will still be a big mess of needles - better they are all in one place

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:58 PM

Post #9375416

anyone turn theirs into a suet feeder?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
1:05 PM

Post #9375425

Sometimes when we had a real tree we'd put it outsde for the birds to shelter in, then get rid of it in the spring. Or, cut off the branches and use them to protect other plants.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9375526

Get tired of the same old tree pics.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9375534

My silly guy opening one of his gifts.

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9375964

He's cute victor! What's the book?

Tree and all decorations are down, two more boxes left for the attic...never a job I like either!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9375965

awesome shots... that's weird NJ.. I know that logo!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9375969

Good one...we have weird PA!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9375971

those guys do a good job finding all these things

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9375974

for those of you out of the area that don't know what that is.. it's all strange things about the areas in the book.. folklore, urban legends.. things like that

http://weirdnj.com/

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 5, 2013
12:34 PM

Post #9376271

Victor, the young ladies are going to be after your son, he's a cutie.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
7:05 PM

Post #9380573

aawww

http://www.northjersey.com/recreation/186120432_The_best_of_holiday_lights_in_Denville.html
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9380781

Looks great and Congratulations, again!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
6:14 AM

Post #9380785

yay!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 10, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9380838

Hope a prize is forthcoming!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9380860

Such pride to be able to say that I know the winner!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9381152

Finished packing the #!?#%*!! decorations!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
1:17 PM

Post #9381158

tree is bare I still have to pack it all away, the worst part is getting the boxes up in the attic, the attic door is never wide enough

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2013
4:45 AM

Post #9381742

We got a gift card for the hardware store.. Always use that

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
6:12 PM

Post #9383132

Awesome shot of the tree reflection on the floor, Victor, and that pic of your son is cute.

Congrats again, Allison!

Karen

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