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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Or something like that...but anyways, my WARM HOLIDAY WISHES to everybody here at Collector's Weekly!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    I've probably had this little fake tree for nearly 40yrs (!) since I was a kid, who spent a little of his allowance to buy it (cheap!) from a local hardware store because its original plastic base was broken. A little chunk of scrap 2x4 and a drill cured that problem handily, and its been my 'tiny tree' ever since!

    The strand of slender gold garland and small glass ornament balls were "appropriated" from the family boxes of decorations, mostly because they were all sorta too little to use on the full-size family tree anyway...? (but which, of course, made them the *perfect* size for mine?!) In both cases they were 'old' even then, the garland was probably made in the 1960's and the ornaments could easily date from the 1940's or so. The topper is also glass but would be more 1970's, it was a 'family tree' item for several years, until its bottom got chipped and Dad was going to throw it out for a new one.

    As I've set it up here for 2017 (last evening, after family dinner earlier in the day) I've added a few strands of blinkenlightzen plus several glass chandelier prisms (because they were pretty, and handy!) and 4 'custom items' that represent particular interests of mine as seen in the last photo. On the far left is a small sterling silver "Thunderbird" charm which once adorned a keychain, ca. 1960's. Center left is a tiny (but complete and functional!) polished tin 'organ pipe' which was also first made as a keychain, a gift from a vendor at a trade show 10-15 yrs ago. Upper right is a contemporary yellow plastic 'traffic signal' (which actually contains a USB memory stick) and lower right is a nice little brown ceramic 'resistor' (maybe manufactured in the 1960's/70's?) that just seemed appropriate this year, somehow, for some reason... ;-) :-)

    Now, all I've gotta manage to do is keep the kitty from getting into it for the upcoming week. Thankfully, it doesn't make any noise and he's already used to blinkenlightzen... <lol>

    CHEERS everybody!
    --Tim (and Woda kitty)

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    1. rhinoman rhinoman, 4 years ago
      Great tree Tim! Happy Holidays!
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Merry Christmas Tim and Woda!
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      My most gracious thanks to TimeTraveller, rhinoman, trgrubaugh, aura, and fortapache for your loves and comments!! :-)

      It has indeed been a pleasant holiday weekend for me w/family and friends, though the 2017 'tiny tree' will be mostly packed back into its boxes by the time I sleep again tonight. <groan> Unfortunately it seems that the garland strand (then the glittery white cottonish stuff to cover the 2x4 base) was just a little too irresistible for Woda this year (last year he indeed mostly ignored the whole thing completely, what gives?) so after first having to just fix the garland on x-mas morning -- then having to pick the whole thing up offa the floor @roughly 4AM this morning after being awakened by what turned out to be the sound of one of the (solid glass) chandelier prisms being toyed around with on the hardwood floor nearby... <GROAN>

      I give up. Apparently it was a sorta 'soft crash' whenever he first pulled it down this morning, but I still don't wanna risk destroyage to the fragile glass ornament balls -- near as I can tell, all of those still survive intact. (unless there's one or two now someplace under the furniture in another room at the other end of the house, that is...) Next year, I guess I need to think about finding somewhere slightly higher offa the floor for it...? ;-) :-)
    4. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Merry Christmas !!! :)
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      More warm Holiday wishes going out to TassieDevil, caperkid, Trey, and valentino97!! (and I DO mean "warm" wishes for all y'all -- it is definitely NOT warm outside *here*, currently... <groan>)

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