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Our xmas tree fell over

I hate this tree stand - it allows for too much slipping.  I think it's meant for trees with much thicker trunks than what we buy.

One of my favorite ornaments sort-of broke.  It's mickey mouse shaped with a huge ball ornament and two small balls glued on the top - we got it at disney last year.  One of the ear ornaments popped off.  Thankfully I can glue it back together easily enough.

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    mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh no.  I'm glad nobody got hurt and only one ornament was damaged. 

    Have you gotten it better rigged or are you going to try a new stand?
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited December 2011
    Booo.  Hang the tree from the ceiling! 
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    nicoleg1982nicoleg1982 member
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    edited December 2011
    We have an EZ Ho at work and it is amazing.  I highly recommend.

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    nicoleg1982nicoleg1982 member
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    edited December 2011
    Also, I can hook you up with a new ornament if you need one.
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    mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_xmas-tree-fell-over?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:deefe6ea-2b5c-4878-ab96-0c41fd091e70Post:a4fa68de-ecfe-4344-bf79-ff87677a443d">Re: Our xmas tree fell over</a>:
    [QUOTE]We have an <strong>EZ Ho </strong>at work and it is amazing.  I highly recommend. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/EZ-H2O-Christmas-Tree-Stand/dp/B000T3PEWM" rel='nofollow'>http://www.amazon.com/EZ-H2O-Christmas-Tree-Stand/dp/B000T3PEWM</a>
    Posted by nicoleg1982[/QUOTE]

    I didn't know they'd changed your job title, Nico.   ;)
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    nicoleg1982nicoleg1982 member
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    edited December 2011
    Mrs.Conn, I finally found my true career calling.  ;)
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    **O-Face****O-Face** member
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    edited December 2011
    Yay for nico.

    Also...boo for the tree falling over.  :(
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    tawillerstawillers member
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    edited December 2011
    That's the stand we have!  Like I said, I think we have the huge stand and our 6-7 foot trees are just too small and the trunk to skinny for it.

    I'm looking into these:  http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Green-Pivot-Christmas-Stand/dp/B0047TAJXI/ref=sr_1_15?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1323185528&sr=1-15

    We have it secured now with some bricks.  We are definitely getting something different for next year.

    Nico - Thanks for the offer.  I think I can get this one glued back on but if I can't, I'll definitely let you know.  I may have to order it, though, because it's a 2010 ornament and it says Twenty Ten all over it.  But I'll let you know. :)
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited December 2011
    Mine looks like this one:  http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Christmas-Tree-Stand-Trees/dp/B003UVRMC0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hg_15

    I have no problems.  We usually get a 6-7 foot tree.
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    nicoleg1982nicoleg1982 member
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    edited December 2011
    Taw, just go for more girth next year.
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_xmas-tree-fell-over?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:deefe6ea-2b5c-4878-ab96-0c41fd091e70Post:87f3f58f-ff51-4e85-9747-968ca85ab2e6">Re: Our xmas tree fell over</a>:
    [QUOTE]Taw, just go for more girth next year.
    Posted by nicoleg1982[/QUOTE]

    Wiser words were never typed.
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    tawillerstawillers member
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    edited December 2011
    Hee.  I'll have to keep girth in mind, which means we'll have to shop around.  All the trees at Menards had skinny trunks this year.
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    loveshine1loveshine1 member
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    edited December 2011
    And Skankenstein is surely the expert on girth.
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    mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    Girth is way more important than length.  It definitely stays in better when there's plenty of girth to work with.

    I love the word girth.
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    nicoleg1982nicoleg1982 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_xmas-tree-fell-over?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:deefe6ea-2b5c-4878-ab96-0c41fd091e70Post:03c481ca-fcba-4890-9686-861814be72c4">Re: Our xmas tree fell over</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Our xmas tree fell over : Wiser words were never typed.
    Posted by zsazsa-stl[/QUOTE]

    <div>It's my 2012 resolution.  ;)</div>
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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011
    heheheh at all of this.

    When we had a real tree our base was from LL Bean.  The very first year we had a real tree as a kid my dad went a little overboard.  He chopped 6' off the bottom and it still touched the 14' ceiling.  The thing ended up in a 5 gallon bucket with piano wire stringing it up.  We had to move out the furniture.

    I still can't figure out how we got it home on top of a VW rabbit (with 6 people inside).
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