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Tinsel N Ornaments

 
 
Montana
 
Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:39 pm
I just cut down a tree growing next to our shed that would have done damage if I didn't and it turns out that it was perfect for a Christmas tree.
I'm not doing garland this year, just tinsel, but it's been so long since I've done the tinsel that I forget if the tinsel goes before or after the ornaments, so I need help from the tinsel experts.

Before pic

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/gezzygirl/MVC-020F.jpg[/IMG]
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George
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:42 pm
Oh no, the dreaded tinsel before-or-after controversy!
Prepare for a firestorm of acrimony.
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TTH
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:43 pm
When I was little, we put the tinsel on last. Nice tree btw
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mac11
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:48 pm
Yes, lovely tree, Montana.

I like to put the tinsel on first, so you can see the ornaments better.

You could do both - tinsel first and last...
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George
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:48 pm
TTH wrote:
When I was little, we put the tinsel on last. Nice tree btw

Last? LAST???
You're not supposed to put the tinsel on last!!!
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:54 pm
Oh, thank you all for your speedy responses and kind words and I think it sounds like Mac has a great idea there, so I'll do some before and some after :-D

I haven't had a real tree in over 15 years, so I'm all excited and it smells like heaven :-D
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:56 pm
you should, of course, sandwich the ornaments by puting tinsel on first, than ornaments followed by more tinsel. Everyone knows that!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 03:58 pm
lights, what about lights?
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TTH
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 04:05 pm
George wrote:
TTH wrote:
When I was little, we put the tinsel on last. Nice tree btw

Last? LAST???
You're not supposed to put the tinsel on last!!!
Tell my mom that Laughing
She is German so I don't know if it is a cultural thing Confused
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George
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 04:07 pm
TTH wrote:
George wrote:
TTH wrote:
When I was little, we put the tinsel on last. Nice tree btw

Last? LAST???
You're not supposed to put the tinsel on last!!!
Tell my mom that Laughing
She is German so I don't know if it is a cultural thing Confused

Well, you should have SAID it was German tinsel.
Montana is asking about Canadian tinsel.
Dys is talking about tin roofs.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 04:07 pm
ossobuco wrote:
lights, what about lights?

Oh sure, complicate the issue, why don't you?
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 04:10 pm
Lights always go on first.

When I had a tree, I used to eschew tinsel, the better to display the ornaments.

Of course that was a long, long time ago....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 04:10 pm
Easy for me, no tree here..
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 05:10 pm
Laughing Just finished doing the lights, so it's a good thing those go first because they're not coming off for another month.

Ok, lets see if I have it right now.

Next is tinsel, then ornaments, then more tinsel.

How am I doin?
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 05:16 pm
Ok, we have lights
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/gezzygirl/MVC-021F.jpg[/IMG]
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 05:18 pm
That pic doesn't do a thing for the lights. I have those sets where there are like 8 different things you can make them do. I've had them for years and I love them.

Barely had enough. The tree is bigger than it looked outside.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 07:00 pm
Wow! The tinsel I have is the thin stuff and I think this is gonna take a while Laughing

Can someone please remind me of this next year Shocked
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 07:11 pm
If you use enough tinsel, no one will notice when the needles fall off and you can use the tree again next year.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 07:13 pm
Laughing Good idea Noddy! Laughing
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2007 07:14 pm
I haven't used tinsel on a tree in years... don't like it.
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