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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 07 Jan 22 11.16am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

According to old tradition your decorations should have been taken down yesterday, the 12th day of Christmas.

Do you throw them away and buy fresh every year or are you like me and hang on to them until they fall apart. I've still got some tree baubles that I remember as a boy, but I had to throw away some lights that gave up the ghost. Can't get replacement bulbs any more.

Oh well, back in the loft for another year.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 07 Jan 22 12.31pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

According to old tradition your decorations should have been taken down yesterday, the 12th day of Christmas.

Do you throw them away and buy fresh every year or are you like me and hang on to them until they fall apart. I've still got some tree baubles that I remember as a boy, but I had to throw away some lights that gave up the ghost. Can't get replacement bulbs any more.

Oh well, back in the loft for another year.

Christmas is about tradition and continuity. I like some tatty old decorations around. We just add a few new bits every year.
It takes a week to slowly put them up and a couple of days to take them down, but the grandkids like it.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 07 Jan 22 12.42pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

According to old tradition your decorations should have been taken down yesterday, the 12th day of Christmas.

Do you throw them away and buy fresh every year or are you like me and hang on to them until they fall apart. I've still got some tree baubles that I remember as a boy, but I had to throw away some lights that gave up the ghost. Can't get replacement bulbs any more.

Oh well, back in the loft for another year.

Took mine down on the 2nd....So a little early.

Mind you I've taken to being one of those outdoor lights and display show offs and I'm building up my stock.....when the weather beats one of them up it's pretty expensive to replace them.

But you get a lot of nice comments from the locals for a month.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 07 Jan 22 1.41pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I've taken to being one of those outdoor lights and display show offs

In my close there are five houses on our side and six on the other side.

We are all minimalists on our side with just a rope light running across the front of the houses whilst the other side go the whole hog all looking like Blackpool illuminations.

Really the should put up their magnificent displays on our houses so that they can admire their own lights from their houses and we just get the rope lights on their houses to look at

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 07 Jan 22 1.47pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

In my close there are five houses on our side and six on the other side.

We are all minimalists on our side with just a rope light running across the front of the houses whilst the other side go the whole hog all looking like Blackpool illuminations.

Really the should put up their magnificent displays on our houses so that they can admire their own lights from their houses and we just get the rope lights on their houses to look at

Yeah, some houses are just amazing.
Been a minimalist myself for most of my life, but when you have small kids it's worth the effort.

Though maybe if these electric bills keep rocketing up I'll think differently on it in a year or two.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 07 Jan 22 2.45pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Took mine down on the 2nd....So a little early.

Mind you I've taken to being one of those outdoor lights and display show offs and I'm building up my stock.....when the weather beats one of them up it's pretty expensive to replace them.

But you get a lot of nice comments from the locals for a month.


Next you'll be telling us you've bought a Burberry baseball cap.

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 07 Jan 22 2.57pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by YT


Next you'll be telling us you've bought a Burberry baseball cap.

No fear of that.

I have a particular dislike of baseball caps.

I do have an old fashioned bowler hat....which I have a certain, rare wearing, fondness for.

Edited by Stirlingsays (07 Jan 2022 3.24pm)

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 07 Jan 22 3.05pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

No fear of that.

I have a particular dislike of baseball caps.

People who know me would readily testify that I am a grinch and a 'Bah Humbug' and have been for many a year.No Christmas tree, lights or decorations in our abode for as long as I remember.

Some while ago we gave all our Christmas tree decorations to our daughter who delighted in placing them on the tree when she was young.This year she was assisted by her delightful 2 yr old girl putting up these same old decorations on to their tree.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 07 Jan 22 3.13pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

People who know me would readily testify that I am a grinch and a 'Bah Humbug' and have been for many a year.No Christmas tree, lights or decorations in our abode for as long as I remember.

Some while ago we gave all our Christmas tree decorations to our daughter who delighted in placing them on the tree when she was young.This year she was assisted by her delightful 2 yr old girl putting up these same old decorations on to their tree.

Heart warming.....I hope everyone enjoys their Christmases but still when the little ones are around it gives it that bit extra.

Edited by Stirlingsays (07 Jan 2022 3.13pm)

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 07 Jan 22 6.40pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

I've just put back in their (original) box the last 3 surviving glass baubles from Woolworth's,bought by my parents in 1952.

Not mean, just nostalgic - and can't believe that half the box has lasted 2 generations and at least 5 house moves!

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 07 Jan 22 7.00pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

I like old school Decs & my wife loves to decorate the interior & exterior of the house.
we have 2 xmas trees in different rooms, decorated to different times.
front room is 50s/60s, living room 80s/90s.
we never throw anything away and have our own stuff & decs going back generations.
I love it.

 


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Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 07 Jan 22 7.34pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by becky

I've just put back in their (original) box the last 3 surviving glass baubles from Woolworth's,bought by my parents in 1952.

Not mean, just nostalgic - and can't believe that half the box has lasted 2 generations and at least 5 house moves!

Wow, seventy years.

Kind of a family heirloom.

 


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