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From: MaryW
Date: 11-29-2005, 08:08 AM (1 of 14)
Have you seen or heard of these? They are selling them at Target stores for about $300.00 fully decorated. They hang upside down from the ceiling. I think the world has gone mad! Having said that, does anyone want one of these?
MaryW
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 11-29-2005, 08:38 AM (2 of 14)
I wouldn't want it in my living room as my main tree, but maybe in my Florida room as a conversation piece.
Summer

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From: carman
Date: 11-29-2005, 09:18 AM (3 of 14)
i think i need one this year with the two new dogs and 2 cats :bluewink:
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From: DorothyL
Date: 11-29-2005, 03:43 PM (4 of 14)
One year we didn't have a tree at all because we had a crazy kitten. It would have been good that year but not for that price!
Dorothy
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From: bren
Date: 11-29-2005, 08:58 PM (5 of 14)
I had to go to google and search this out ...is this what you mean Mary...http://www.hammacher.com/publish/72376.asp
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 11-29-2005, 10:21 PM (6 of 14)
Hey that's pretty neat. Then you could lay on the floor under it and look up. ONly thing is where would you put he star? :nervous: :whacky: :nah: I think I'll stick with the regular one everyone thinks I'm nuts around here anyway I don't want to confirm it.

Hey Bud that one cost a lot more than 300.00. ROFL :nah:
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 11-29-2005, 10:36 PM (7 of 14)
One year I hung our christmas tree from our ceiling. It was right side up, but having 5 active kids and a couple of cats and one dog, it kept getting knocked over. So we just hung it from the ceiling, which worked as in it never got knock over again, but YS discovered he could make it swing. The next year we used the same hook but just secured it to the ceilng and let it stand on the floor.
Summer

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From: Chrysantha
Date: 11-29-2005, 11:18 PM (8 of 14)
I've seen them for the past 5 yrs. (they started in OR and worked their way east)....I'd have one, but not decorated for Christmas...I'd keep it in the house and use it as an accent plant...(just to make my husband and neighbors crazy :shock: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: )
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From: Magot
Date: 11-30-2005, 12:45 AM (9 of 14)
I was confused there Mary, I thought you meant a real tree hung upside down from the ceiling - floating above the floor - where do you put the presents then?
They have tall thin trees on sale here with a reduced footprint
http://www.woolworths.co.uk/ww_p2/product/index.jhtml?pid=50283431
personally I find that considerably more attractive

Hard to see how that umbrella relates to the old Pagan bring in a tree thing
love and kisses, Jan
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 11-30-2005, 01:04 AM (10 of 14)
Jan,
The presents go under the tree like any other tree :whacky: It is just up side down, and considering how some people go hog wild with presents, they would fit under it. :nah:
Summer

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From: bridesmom
Date: 11-30-2005, 06:37 AM (11 of 14)
I can't imagine trying to hang that from our ceiling which is a beamed cathedral type. Personally, I don't like the upside down tree at all. We just have a little skinny tree, much what like Jan showed but much shorter, it gets moved around the house all year, then at Christmas gets put up on the plant stand my son made in Grade 9 shop class and decorated. I'd have a real tree, but DH won't go for it.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 11-30-2005, 08:00 AM (12 of 14)
Gee --
I can't imagine how I can be satisfied with a regular old tree from the Xmas tree farm.
Dorothy
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From: Amie
Date: 12-09-2005, 01:54 PM (13 of 14)
There is a little place in Guthie, Oklahoma called "Granny Had One." http://www.grannyhadone.biz/ If you are ever up that way, you MUST go. Every Christmas season they hang two HUGE trees upside down in their 2 front windows over circle tables. I've eaten under one. It's so pretty!!! I used ot have a pic, but it was stolen with my computer.
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From: Domestic Goddes
Date: 12-17-2005, 08:47 PM (14 of 14)
The latest craze/fashion in the UK this year is for black artificial christmas trees. Don't think they are suspended from the floor. Think I'll stick to green!
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