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Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....

Postby oldbarbarino » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:58 pm

Please show some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas
I have been educating folk in Fort Worth for the past 7 years about MCM..........

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Postby rockland » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:37 pm

check the archives.
some good thing posted last year...
too early for me this year.

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Postby Miguel » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:45 pm

Started early this year... some bits and pieces:
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Postby robbhouston » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:06 pm

Hey, that looks great, Miguel!

Here's a good thread that spans 2005-2006...

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5148

Includes what we did last year...

http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... /xmas1.jpg
http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... /xmas2.jpg
http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... /xmas3.jpg

Happy Holidays....early

--Robb
http://www.nashvillemodern.com
A little website I created to showcase my home and other MCMs in and around the Nashville TN area.

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Postby oldbarbarino » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:59 am

Hey Miguel and Robbhouston,

Thank you for the photos and the links. I got some really good ideas for this year. Happy Holidays ***
I have been educating folk in Fort Worth for the past 7 years about MCM..........

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Re: Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....

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Postby Miguel » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:19 pm

Thanks, Rob! Looking forward to see yours and everybody's decorations this year.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!
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Postby rockland » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:00 pm

Miguel.
what are those fuzzy looking lights in your sidelight?
i might have to branch out into some color this year...they look great!

aluminum tree searchers, check ebay. the classic is 'evergleam' and fetch
some high prices, but the pom-pom vintage brand are easy to come by.
i found a dandy one last year for 20 with the color wheel. (buy-it-now)
if you search 'aluminum tree', you get more options...
recycle, buy an old tacky tree. :D
ikea sells millions of live trees every year. if we stop buying them, maybe the grower
will put their talented growing energy into something more useful. (i know they take them
back after the season, for mulch or maybe even paper mills...don't know)

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Postby valery » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:21 pm

I saw that Walmart had 6 foot aluminum christmas trees for sale this year. Comes with LED color box.
Here's a link to their website to see it:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... id=5969621

Target has some smaller ones too this year in several different colors.

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Wal mart tree

Postby ksjoyner » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:51 pm

I bought one of these and love it. The LED light isn't as cool as a color wheel and I might purchase one of those instead, but for the price this tree looks great. I will try to post a photo.[/img]

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Postby rockland » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:52 pm

recycle. i'm sure the sellers are baffled that we would want a tinsel tree.
buy one already made from the 50-60's. hundreds on e-bay.

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Our Tree

Postby AlcoaMCM » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:23 am

We put this up last night. :D

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Postby Luka » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:14 pm

We used the old fashioned multi-color lights outside but went for a red aluminum tree inside:

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Postby rockland » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:21 pm

Alcoa, great tree! i just recommended that one to a friend.
can't find the link...cool base and 7ft tall!...and my favorite fireplace.
(i have a bah-humbug household, so i have to sneak the festive bit)

luka, great tree but great wall treatment. (applied pattern over the paint?)
or a stencil?

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Postby Luka » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:23 pm

Thanks Rockland! It's actually wallpaper.

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Postby rockland » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:39 pm

because it does not chase around the window wall, i thought it was a stencil. darn good chocolate
color match!...and a great color i must add.

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Postby Izzy » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:36 am

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fake tree, Target, 120 dollars. If it lasts even 2 years ill break even on what a real tree costs. (although i am not anti-real tree) just wanted to try the fake. Its nice and slim and was Sooo easy even the lights were on it already!

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:12 am

Just got a nice Original Aluminum off Ebay. Plan on putting it up this weekend. Will post pics once completed

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Postby wwilber » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:26 pm

Our aluminum tree:

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Postby rockland » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:13 pm

great wwilber. best viewed as a slideshow...
like the matt finished bulbs and the pom-pom tips.

Izzy did the 'pre-fab' fabulous.i like the topper!
I have three fakes i clump together, like an odd forest...
one is my granny Elsie's ceramic number. a 'martha stewart feather'
(it was free) and a pom-pom aluminum.

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Gingerbread Modern

Postby vlopez » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:58 pm

Cool article in the LA Times today on a midcentury gingerbread house.
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Here's the link to the supplier.


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Postby roxy500 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:08 pm

Someone put a picture of that in our mailbox and said it looks like our house!

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Postby Izzy » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:39 pm

Got the outdoor lights up in the middle of kids naps today, maybe someday i will have time to "tighten up the screws"
Merry christmas, now... will someone buy me a Crestview Door please?
:wink:
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Roxy- that does look like your house!!

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Postby rockland » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:57 pm

found the box!
love the vintage cartoon graphics, 'running man'.
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Postby Izzy » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:06 pm

thats cool, rockland.
my mom brought me a "gumdrop tree" from Detroit yesterday. Its a little clear plastic tree from the 50's that you stick gumdrops on. .. kids ate all the Dots i put on it already. she got it from my aunt who collects 50's xmas stuff. she has a whole collection of "gay christmas stuff" Even has a little xmas school bus that says "The Little Gay Schoolbus"

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Postby rockland » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:34 pm

izzy. pics please. i know you are an exhausted mom these days...
but vintage x-mas should be documented.
(still looking for my grandma elsie's ceramic tree.)

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Postby Izzy » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:47 pm

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so far it has been the source of crying fits for more candy, but its cute!


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