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After weeks of internal debate, we finally selected our tree. We flip flopped a lot - we decided to go faux, then decided to get real, then looked at some crappy fake trees with doubt, then finally decided to just go for it with a sight unseen version found at Costco. They had me at "1500 lights". This is our first ever faux and I have to say - Im kind of liking it.

tree pic

I do miss the fresh scent. And I wish the lights had a twinkly setting. But other than that, Im pleased.

Not only did it go up quickly, its loaded with evenly distributed lights that look beautiful even without a single ornament. Ive even considered leaving it completely bare...but then what would be the fun in that??

So without further yammering - I need your help. I need a tree topper! Can you suggest one please?

18 comments:

  1. Wow...that is so twinkly and sparkly..magical looking, really! I can't wait to see how you decorate it!!

    As for a topper, if you don't want to go traditional, how about a glittered letter/monogram of your surname in a beautiful script??

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  2. Oh, I love that idea but Im not sure how to accomplish that. It has to be something that looks good from all sides because it can be seen from the street as well as from the living room. Any suggestions?

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  3. I use a big sparkly bow with lots of long streamers that a tuck into the tree as they fall. Looks really elegant.

    Then, I buy sparkly silver or gold, ting ting, and poke it into the tree around the bow at the top, looks really gorgeous.

    Melinda

    http://youknowjuststuff.blogspot.com

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  4. looks great...we got a similar faux one and it holds up well...i do miss the fresh scent too but the real ones don't hold up in vegas too well! you can always burn pine candles to get the scent :) love your blog!
    kisses from las vegas

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  5. That tree is fab - loving the lights.xv

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  6. In regards to twinkle lights... you can actually either buy a "twinkle bulb" (those ones with the little bit of red on the tip) that you can substitute for one in the back and the whole set with twinkle. Or there are little adapters you can plug into your power bar, that offer different flashing settings. Hope that helps... we have flashing ones outselves!

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  7. Very pretty! I dont like the treetopper I have, a stitched, stuffed very country'sh star. If I find something good out there I'll let you know.

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  8. Wow - I'm impressed! I can't wait to see how you decorate it. As for a topper...I'm really of no help...I do something different every time.

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  9. I was eyeballing the Pottery Barn "Starburst" topper...It meets your criteria of looking good from all sides for sure. *May* not be big enough, though.

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  10. Oh it looks so nice , and easy what a perk . I was looking at it with one of my daughetrs in your photos and we couldn't determine if it was real or fake , that's because it is fantastic. I always go for a star on top of mine , but I love stars .

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  11. Ah, so you went faux. We flip-flopped a lot too but in the end we went real. I'm not ruling out a fake tree someday but I just didn't like my available options this year.

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  12. That's really bright! Great choice! Have you tried target or C&B?

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  13. No suggestions as of yet but I love the sparkle of the tree. Beautiful...


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  14. I adore your tree. It's gorgeous. You can add a string of white blinkers in there in order to get that effect and just put them on when you want. That's what I do with my Martha Tree to have blinking lights because the others stay on.
    Don't know how to tell you to top it. A pretty angel, Traditional Star? We have an old bright white light star that we've had forever from Woolworth. Just look around and see what strikes your fancy. I say make it shine.

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  15. You are always so creative, so I say make it, a shiny star, or some sort of mirrored thing-a-ma-bob.
    I will check back to see what you will find or make.

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  16. The tree is gorgeous! We have a faux pre-lit tree as well - I have to say, it's the way to go when it comes to lighting (I never could stand stringing all those lights on a tree myself, it seemed to take forever). As for a topper, if you are wanting something nontraditional, how about a big old vintage-style gentleman's top hat decorated with plaid or tartan ribbon. I saw that somewhere in a magazine or something and it was so cool. Merry Christmas!

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  17. Oooh...very nice tree. Do you know what kind of lights it uses? LEDs?

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  18. WOW! How many lights do you have on your tree? I want that effect. Here (In Norway) you can only get 160 lights per string, so I need more than one. Last year I had to strings with 120 lights and one with 160, all in all 400 lights, but its far from this effect. You must have 1000 lights??

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