I failed that course. I attended it for a few years, but then I just completely dropped out and didn't go back for my IED (icicle edumacation diploma).
In the beginning, with my first Oh-FFICIAL Christmas tree, oh my gosh - I made sure to have each light just so, each ornament placed JUST SO (I think they even all matched...huh) and... each icicle got seperated and placed
Not kidding!!! I know, I'm so not right... but that's just all part of my appeal. hee-hee And, oh, they were GOLD icicles 'cause that's just the way I rolled. All finishes had to match. Good grief, I'm so glad that with age comes wisdom...
red.neck dance when I break it out of it's cardboard prison for the Christmas season!!! And, it's a PLASTIC TREE! Seriously! LUVIN' IT!!!
Back to the icicles.
WITH my Grandmother's tree came silver icicles! See, she never took them off because...well...why when she was going to put it up again the next year? So - YIKES! What's a girl to do?!!? I couldn't go removing my Grandmother's handi-work - no way!
Oh, I know - switch to silver!!! By the time I received her wondrously silver tree I had built up a pretty massive collection of vintage ornaments (YAY!) and from that point on, it's been a free-for-all when it comes to decorating my tree.
No more matching ornaments and sportin' some SHINY SPARKLIN' silver icicles (but I'm still pretty attentive to the "lights just so" part)! Again, with age comes wisdom (and perhaps...a tee-tiny bit of impatience...) so now when I put the icicles on I make sure there are some on each branch... it's just how ever many of them I happen to have in my hand. HA HA! I figure by the time I'm 50 I should have enough build up that I won't have to worry with 'em anymore - and if that's not the case then I'm going to buy that 12' package of tinsley garland.
Comin' to you LIVE from a single-wide...hee-hee