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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by theminis on Sat Dec 07 2013, 02:07






Photos above are from a local house where every single room is decorated in themes, there are also giant santas, giant sleighs set up in their front yard where you can take photos. We visit this house every year and each time they outdo themselves. Photos don't do it justice

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by theminis on Sat Dec 07 2013, 02:13



The front of my house

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Katiedot on Sat Dec 07 2013, 02:39

Nice work! Makes my one plastic Christmas tree look rather sad.

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by theminis on Sat Dec 07 2013, 03:45

I have one plastic tree too in my lounge but has lots if glittery bells on it, looks quite pretty

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by playfuldeb on Sat Dec 07 2013, 06:33

My living room last year. Warning: I am NOT a decorator type person


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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by theminis on Sat Dec 07 2013, 07:06

Beautiful Playful Deb

Will post a photo of mine tomorrow.

Its Me I don't understand your question, sorry

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Post by Nicky80 on Sat Dec 07 2013, 17:44

@theminis: I love your outside house decoration. How long does it take? Looks like a fairy tale house  

@playful: I love your tree. So colorful. Really nice. Mine looks dead compare to yours LOL Take your tree and move in to theminis house. Perfect match LOL

@Melbert: This is like German weather. That's not nice. You better cover that window with a nice sunny, bright picture for few month LOL

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Post by theminis on Sun Dec 08 2013, 01:00

For those that want to, we can share our pictures here of our homes decorated in the festive spirit.


Our family room





Close up of the Christmas Tree - all 3 kids decorated it (except for lights)


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Post by theminis on Sun Dec 08 2013, 01:06

Nicky - Hubby says it takes to damn long! but he gets up on the ladder each year and strings all the lights outside. We have a massive hedge out the front so this year Im going to by the netting that has fairy lights in it and wrap it all around the hedge - that's my plan, just need to convince hubby!

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by silly girl on Sun Dec 08 2013, 01:12

They are all beautiful....I still need to buy my tree....hoping they don't run out of "charlie brown" trees.....

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Post by theminis on Sun Dec 08 2013, 01:15

Ive never had a real tree, may try that when kids are a bit older - I always feel sad for them when Christmas is over - but Ive heard they smell beautiful. Good luck finding your tree SG

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by playfuldeb on Sun Dec 08 2013, 06:48

nice pics, theminis. I love the smell of a real tree. They also sell pinecones sprayed with cinnamon around the holidays here in southern cali. I always drop a pinecone in the backseat of my car so my car smells nice as well!

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Post by theminis on Sun Dec 08 2013, 12:01

Cinnamon is a lovely smell, I buy the cinnamon sticks then wrap them in Christmas bows and scatter them on various tables around the house- smells like Christmas - Pincones are a great idea, might steal some of them from the local park

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Joanna on Sun Dec 08 2013, 21:13

I put MY decorations out today too.

Enjoy !


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Post by melbert on Sun Dec 08 2013, 21:58

I'll be over soon to watch your jingle balls in live action Joanna!

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Post by Joanna on Sun Dec 08 2013, 22:01

Hurry up then before it gets too chilly here !!

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Carla97 on Sun Dec 08 2013, 22:08

Nice tree theminis! I like the decoration.
should get one soon. Real one, but they don´t last long inside...no matter how you water them.

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Post by theminis on Sun Dec 08 2013, 23:25

Thanks Carla - butterflies may not be Christmassy but my daughter loves them so we must put them on the tree!! Im assuming a real tree would have to last at least a month wouldn't it?

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by silly girl on Sun Dec 08 2013, 23:47

I just got the perfect Christmas decorations but I am having trouble uploading from my computer...thought you would like to see...

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Carla97 on Mon Dec 09 2013, 07:37

Theminis, they can last a month I suppose. Problem is when you move the tree after that month, all the needles come off. What a mess. Laughing 

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Nicky80 on Mon Dec 09 2013, 22:08

@ Theminis, I like your tree, never saw butterflies on a Christmas tree. How nice. You need to post a pic again when the light is on. Like to see the tree with lights  Thumbs up! 

@ Joanna, LOL nice link, nice boys, nice underwear, nice dance....Now I like Christmas even more   santa

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Katiedot on Sat Dec 14 2013, 04:19

Well, it's a rubbish picture, but here's my lonely christmas tree!


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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Nicky80 on Sat Dec 14 2013, 18:00

LOL that's a funny tree. That's an interesting decoration :-) But at least you got a tree. I didn't manage this year so I better keep quite   hidingbehindsofa

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Carla97 on Sat Dec 14 2013, 18:11

I got mine today, real one, from the farm where they grow these christmas trees. Guy asked me what kind I was looking for and I said I want a tree that smells. That´s the whole point of getting real tree instead of fake/plastic one. They had different kinds of trees so he went around smelling them. I followed him and other customers probably thought he is crazy.

Well I have it now, half way decorated, in a living room and it does smell like forest  Very Happy 

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by theminis on Sun Dec 15 2013, 00:14

Nice picture Katie - any Christmas decorations are good in my book - all festive. My daughter also has the same decal of the birdcage on her bedroom wall - loves it


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Post by Katiedot on Mon Dec 16 2013, 04:10

I LOVE those wall decals. Trying to turn my indoors, outdoors!

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by it's me on Mon Dec 16 2013, 05:45

different kinds Smile

http://paesaggi-design.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/12/05/decori-natalizi-spazio-alla-natura-e-alla-fantasia/

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by ... on Mon Dec 16 2013, 08:09

Very nice trees!
Magical time of the year.

The Italian link: Like the simplicity of the spiral tree & the decorated fruit candle motifs. The fruit & vegetable trees would make great Christmas lunch presentations.

These sites too have some of the most unusual & impressive trees in the world:

http://om911.com/uncommon-christmas-trees.html

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/unique-christmas-trees/



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Post by Joanna on Mon Dec 16 2013, 09:46

it's me wrote:different kinds Smile

http://paesaggi-design.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/12/05/decori-natalizi-spazio-alla-natura-e-alla-fantasia/



Hey some of those look fantastic. There are some
Very Creative folk around.

 Coolio 

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Post by it's me on Mon Dec 16 2013, 11:10

absolutely!
thanks for the link!!!

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Post by it's me on Mon Dec 16 2013, 22:09

snowwwww!!!

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Post by Katiedot on Tue Dec 17 2013, 06:00

22 real Christmas trees have arrived at work and need decorating! I'm driving everyone nuts by playing my Christmas music at full blast in the office.

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Nicky80 on Tue Dec 17 2013, 10:30

I guess with that you will not win "employee of the year"    Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Katiedot on Tue Dec 17 2013, 10:57

Think I was never in the running for that anyway!  Twisted Evil 

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Post by Carla97 on Tue Dec 17 2013, 11:22

LOL employee of the year!

Nice pictures of different kind of trees and christmassy ensembles.

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by ... on Sat Dec 21 2013, 13:01

HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS SALT DOUGH DECORATIONS

http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2013/12/20/how-to-make-salt-dough-christmas-decorations/?ncid=wsc-uk-parentdish-image

Making decorations is one of our favourite festive activities in the run-up to Christmas. Salt dough is perfect for making tree decorations and as long as you handle the finished result with care, they should last years.

We've made so many lovely ones in the past and this year thought we'd have a go at handprints too.

For salt dough decorations you will need:

2 cups of plain flour
2 cups of table salt
1-2 cups of water


1. Put the salt and flour into a mixing bowl and gradually add the water. If the texture is too sticky, you just add more flour, until you have a dough ball that is easy to play with and manipulate into shapes without sticking to your fingers.

2. Remove the dough from the bowl, place on a flat surface and knead for five minutes to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed and to also give the dough a softer texture.

3. Leave the dough to stand for half an hour. You can even wrap in cling-film and pop into the fridge to use later.

4. When the dough is ready to be used, Place it on a floured surface and roll out flat. Try not to roll the dough too thin or it will break when dry. A thickness of 1cm is a guide for long lasting decorations.

5. Using cookie cutters, cut out your desired shape and either leave or you can add texture with a fork, stampers or even cut a hole in the centre.

If you want to do handprints - roll a 1cm circle and push hands into the dough. Be careful not to push too far through the dough!

6. Score a hole using a pencil or paintbrush end in the top of your decoration before drying - you'll thread ribbon or string through this later for hanging, so ensure it's a big enough hole to get it through.

7. To dry your decorations will vary according to size and thickness. You can either air dry them or oven dry them, or you can even microwave them!

Air drying: Natural drying is usually 2-3 days.

Oven drying: Set at lowest temperature and dry for 2-3 hours (check regularly.)

Microwave drying: Dry on a low setting in the microwave on a microwavable plate or dish for 2 minutes (depending on the microwave power settings.)

8. Decorate! (Our favourite bit!)

You can paint salt dough with pretty much anything from poster paint to, to glitter glue! for extra shine and to make your decorations last - add a coat of varnish once the paint is dry.

We love making decorations and hope you'll enjoy making them too!

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by melbert on Sat Dec 21 2013, 14:02

we used to make those in Girl Scouts and then brought the idea home. I still have some I made way back when and then a couple that my son made years later.

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by theminis on Sat Dec 21 2013, 22:13

Me too, I still have one left from childhood that I put on the tree. Okay just found a way to keep the kids out of my hair today on this rainy day - thanks

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by LornaDoone on Sun Dec 22 2013, 01:57

it's me wrote:different kinds Smile

http://paesaggi-design.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/12/05/decori-natalizi-spazio-alla-natura-e-alla-fantasia/

I agree with Joanna very creative ideas. I like the egg carton tree. I would have never thought of something like that.

And the coat hanger tree / window decoration was not only clever, it looked very easy to make.

The open books tree was clever too!

Just goes to show you that there really is no excuse not to have at least one decoration! Thanks for the link.

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by it's me on Sun Dec 22 2013, 13:21

thanks to you Very Happy

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Re: COH Christmas Decorations

Post by Carla97 on Sun Dec 22 2013, 22:25

Nice... some ideas....
Poor me I have just traditional tree & co this year, again.

Well anyways,
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