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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Merriment Chain Day #9

Sometimes I crack myself up, but I think I was a little ingenious with this one;)
I couldn't decide whether I wanted white lights or colored lights in our main tree this year.  Now I know that most of you prim folk out there only use white, but when you have four little ones, sometimes you gotta give!
So this is where a little brainstorming helped me to come up with such a wonderful idea!
Luckily in the house we are currently living, we have an outlet where one receptacle is controlled by a light switch and the other is not.  I decided to run all my white lights on an extension cord in one receptacle and all my colored lights in the other receptacle controlled by the lightswitch.
And voila ~
Some nights we choose white and the other nights color!  I love it cause they both create such a different mood in the room.  So when it's time to turn on the tree we base it on what mood we want to create that night:)
And when we want it really bright, we light up the place with both!
What color lights do you use on your Christmas tree?


1890* said...

I bet it's a pretty light show -An awesome idea!

Cindi said...

Lori that is great! I am positive that the kids love the merriment of the colored. I have white on mine.
Be blessed,

Cindi said...

Oh I wanted to ask...do you sometimes have them all on? I would like to see that!

earlene said...

Lori what a great idea!!
You have a very pretty tree.
enjoy your day.

Trace4J said...

Beautiful tree!
Love the idea.
I love white but my hubs like colored maybe I will try that next year.
Woolie Hugs


Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Now that is a genius solution!

Primitive Stars said...

Wonderful tree and idea.......Blessings Francine.

frontporchprims said...

Ha!!!! That's so awesome. What fun. You are a genius. Your tree is so pretty. -Steph-


I never would have thought of that! So now you have two different trees. I have always used the white, but love the colored ones.

Prims By The Water said...

What a great idea! I opted for a little color this year and added blue snowflakes to one of our trees. I will have to remember your idea next year. Take care, Janice

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You started something Lori!!! Now everyone's going to have two different sets of lights on their tree. I like both. I have 2 trees with white lights and 2 trees with colored!!!! Now, I don't have big trees. They're just 3/4ft trees!!!!! Love the cookie cutters. Love your outside lights. Congrats on winning Barb's giveaway and the other one in your post!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

TheRustyThimble said...

what a wonderful idea Lori wow, your tree is beautiful

Merry Christmas

Primlish ♥ said...

THAT IS GENIUS!! I still love the colored lights too. Hubby has them on his downstairs tree, thankfully.
Beautiful tree!