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What's on the top of your tree?

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thereisthesnowball Fri 03-Dec-10 17:10:46

I need something to go on the top of the tree. I have a 3 year old DD so am veering towards an angel, rather than a star. Has anyone seen anything nice?

oldraver Fri 03-Dec-10 17:18:43

I have erm... a fibre optic white angel. She is very serene and not at all tacky... well only a little bit

Seona1973 Fri 03-Dec-10 18:12:57

we got an angel thing from Homebase today - was only £3.99 so maybe not the best quality but it does the job

BarbaraWindsor Fri 03-Dec-10 18:21:40

We have got a really nice golden bird. Got it years ago from Fenwicks I think, has wire in its feet and tends to fall over a lot.

BrigitBigKnickers Fri 03-Dec-10 18:32:35

When I first got married I looked everywhere for an angel/ fairy type thing to go on top of our tree like the one my parents had when I was growing up.

Couldn't find one any where so I bought a cheap little doll and made one using crepe paper, card and some old net curtain.

Some 21 years later she has had a few makeovers and is a little bedraggled but we still put her up there. Really don't have the heart to get a new tree topper. [cgrin]

BrigitBigKnickers Fri 03-Dec-10 18:33:44

Sorry that should have been grin

NotFromConcentrate Fri 03-Dec-10 18:37:44

We had an angel for the entire time I lived at home (22 years). She appears to have got lost since
I have a gold star, because I could not find an angel similar to the one we had and anything else (angel-wise) just doesn't seem the same [foops]

NotFromConcentrate Fri 03-Dec-10 18:38:37

or blush, even. Althought I'm quite liking [foops] biscuit

Moving on...

LaurieFairyonthetreeEatsCake Fri 03-Dec-10 18:40:36

In three weeks time I will put my ten year old rag doll angel on the tree

Adair Fri 03-Dec-10 18:47:23

We do have a big silver star, but when we opened up the Christmas suitcase, there was an angel dd and I made last year (when she was 3). So have thought ooh, maybe it would be a nice tradition to make one every year (and then keep previous ones and display them somewhere). Should add that drawing and making is dd's raison d'etre so particularly relevant...

(PS I do know what you mean NotfromConcentrate, we had a gold fairy and I think I would find it hard to buy an angel/fairy that compared!)

nannynobblystockingnobs Fri 03-Dec-10 18:55:50

We pick a different topper every year to have the honour of wearing a mini Santa hat and being cable-tied to the top of the tree. Over the last few years we have had Tigger, a plush rat and Cthulhu among others. This year it's the turn of an old (jointed and stuffed with woodshavings?) teddy bear with worn fur and glass eyes. He has been around since before I was born but I don't know who/where he came from. I thought it was time he had his moment of glory

MrsGuyOfChristmasBorn Fri 03-Dec-10 18:56:20

Tree not yet got, but on top will be a manky moth-eaten toy the DC won in a raffle at the cubs about 5 years ago (was manky & moth eaten when we won itgrin) and they insist on...

taffetazatyousantaclaus Fri 03-Dec-10 19:01:27

Getting tree next weekend. I fully expect the kitten to try and scale to the top.... grin

Normally, there's a kind of fairy thing. That always goes wonky, like Barbara's. Part of its charm.

gillybean2 Fri 03-Dec-10 19:48:01

Ds made a beautiful star about 6 years ago. It has gone on the top ever since (attached by pipecleaner). Still have the gold star that used to go on it before, but his one is much nicer.

MrsvWoolf Fri 03-Dec-10 20:08:47

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jollyma Fri 03-Dec-10 20:14:31

An angel ds made as a pre schooler 6 years ago that makes me laugh every time i look at it because it is crap and has an expression on its face that portrays having a branch stuck up its bottom!

tassisssss Fri 03-Dec-10 20:36:06

always a star here!
(and my 2 year old will tell you that the wise men followed it to find Baby Jesus!)

smokinaces Fri 03-Dec-10 20:44:35

We have a star - like tassissss the wise men followed it to bring the presents, so logic has it Santa follows it to bring the boys presents grin

thereisthesnowball Sat 04-Dec-10 08:53:05

MrsvWoolf - where did you get that, it sounds lovely?

Need links inspiration!

SatinShoes Sat 04-Dec-10 09:13:20

We have a gold/hessian angel I bought the year after DD1 was born. It is lovely. We alternate with this and a rather ghastly silver one who may have to have her wings broken this year so she cant be used next year grin

sadiesadiemarriedlady Sat 04-Dec-10 09:15:27

We have a gold star, very lovely, we had an Angel which I rescued from a local Charity shop last year and she was well past her best but I gave her a chance, she fell off nearly every day (think she'd been pilfering the sherry).

MrsvWoolf Sat 04-Dec-10 11:14:09

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thereisthesnowball Sat 04-Dec-10 21:38:32

Oh dear. How could I have forgotten about Ebay?

<waves goodbye to tomorrow>

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