Well, I took out my Christmas tree today and of course it couldn't be as easy as putting it together and actually having it work! I go through this every year having light problems. There were four branches on the bottom that just would not work no matter what we tried to do to correct the problem. Nasty words just seemed to flow from my mouth that I'm not very proud of and didn't fix the problem!! I seemed to be plagued with this same problem year after year replacing 50 lights or so and having sections that don't light up. I bought a Light Keeper Pro repair tool that helps, really helps, with sections of lights that don't work to find the problem, but for some reason those four bottom branches just won't light. What to do?? Stuff the tree back in the box and take it to the nearest dumpster...hmmm...already did that a few years ago, buy a new one...hmmm...already did that too! It's been an exceptionally long day and I wasn't in the mood to do either, so I just turned the four unlit branches to the back of the wall and luckily I had a string of colored lights to wrap through those branches and it doesn't look to shabby. Actually when I get all of the decorations on, it won't be very noticeable. I'm ready to buy an LED Christmas tree next year!! Ugh!!
Here are more pictures. You know I can't believe that I've spent almost two weeks decorating. If I didn't have other things to do, I could have been done by now! Yikes!
Fitz and Floyd Santa cookie jar.
These sugared fruits came in the beautiful box above with the wreath on it. I leave it on top of my hutch all year round. I love decorative boxes.
My daughter bought Ziggy for me many years ago.
Dad and mom made these Santa Clauses for me. They used to enjoy doing wood crafts.
I made this wreath for my back door.
This tree is on my sun porch and is decorated with Thomas Pacconi glass ornaments.
Boyd Bear Santa.
Santa wooden egg my mother made.
My husband bought me the snow family (the one on the right) and the snow lady, above, while he was out Christmas shopping one year and gave it to me as an early surprise. The snowman with the red hat was from my daughter when she was visiting the Cayman Islands.
This snow globe was a gift from a good friend. It dates at "2008."
Another surprise from my hubby. They were a set of two. The other one is one the opposite side of my TV.
Christopher Radko ornament.
Smaller music boxes.
Well, I have a few more left to show, but I see it's getting time for me to go downstairs and watch Boardwalk Empire on HBO. Love that series! Hope ya had a nice day!