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Tinsel: Not the done thing?

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NotFromConcentrate Tue 30-Nov-10 12:20:03

I was buying some new tree decorations yesterday (because I am the DCs are very excited about putting the tree up on Saturday grin

Anyway... from what I've seen no-one puts tinsel on their tree anymore. I've always done tinsel, am I embarassingly retro and dated?

gillybean2 Tue 30-Nov-10 12:23:43

yup, but that's what Christmas is about! So go for it

1234ThumbScrew Tue 30-Nov-10 12:24:28

Yes. You either embrace it or reject it.

NotFromConcentrate Tue 30-Nov-10 12:27:49


How can I ever show my face in public again? shock

Oh dear. Now I face a dilemma: Be shamelessly tat-tastic or do a test run without the tinsel and see if it leaves me feeling empty and cold inside...


CherryTheRedNosedMonster Tue 30-Nov-10 12:48:38

i always put tinsel on my tree, and round all the pic frames, doors and well, everything.

BelleDeChocChipCookieMonster Tue 30-Nov-10 12:49:37

I drape it across the pictures in the living room.

biglips Tue 30-Nov-10 12:51:34

i looovvvveee tinsels as it reminded me when i was a little girl putting it on the tree and on the wall mirror and still do now grin

celebmum Tue 30-Nov-10 18:44:49

no tinsel on the tree? shock

what do you put on it instead???? confused

ItsJustMyOpinion Tue 30-Nov-10 18:48:39

Put tinsel on the tree, we do. Its traditional isn't it??

Dillie Tue 30-Nov-10 18:53:43

Tinsel on the tree is a must ... dunno what else would hide the wire of the lights

biglips Tue 30-Nov-10 19:28:34

ive got tinsels and beads plus decors on my tree

taffetazatyousantaclaus Tue 30-Nov-10 20:01:54

Tinsel adds a depth to the tree that nothing else does. I use thinnish silver tinsel, wrapped around the inner branches and trunk, nothing matches its sparkliness. Lametta is lame, and besides which the cat would choke on it. Not keen on beads. But each to their own and all that. If you like it, sod everyone else, use it.

NotFromConcentrate Tue 30-Nov-10 21:49:50

Phew, thanks you lot grin

I too have great memories of draping it over, well, everything really!

<Digs out the mounains of tinsel>

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