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This comes form .  This looks retro for someone who like a non traditional christmas tree.

Christmas tree ornament mobile, how-to

Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile, it was easier than it looks, promise.
The Supplies

a 17″ steamer rack from a restaurant supply storeabout 5 feet of lightweight jack chaina small carabiner100 basic ornament hooksone roll, 500 feet, monofilament jewelry string (not the stretchy sort)200 jewelry crimp beads or tubesjewelry crimping tool100 lanyard hooks100 ornaments

Note: In the photo above I show earring wire instead of ornament hooks. I changed that later as I found ornament hooks made it far easier to move ornaments around after they’d been hung. Also, my supplies are based on a 4 foot tall mobile using almost 100 ornaments, you’ll need to adjust amounts if you make one larger or smaller.

Creating the Mobile FrameCreating the frame for my ornament tree mobile turned out to be fairly simple. I used a lot of hooks to allow…


The 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade  is an annual Thanksgiving Day Santa Claus parade held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, currently sponsored and aired by WPVI-TV. Its currently the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country. It was formerly known as the 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 6abc Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and originally the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade until Gimbels department store closed in 1987.


   Started in 1920, the Philadelphia parade is billed as the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country. Like other parades of its type, it features balloons, floats, high school marching bands, and celebrities. When the parade was begun, it was called the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ellis Gimbel, one of the founders of Gimbels Department Stores, wanted his toyland to be the destination of holiday shoppers everywhere. He had more than 50 store employees dressed in costume and sent to walk in their first Thanksgiving Day para…


The popular story is that the Plymouth Rock was the site of the original colony of the pilgrims. Contrary to this belief, however, Plymouth Rock was not the site of their original colony. The fact about the history of thanksgiving is that when the Pilgrims landed on the Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620 in search of fresh provisions, they were greeted with hostility by the natives in the immediate vicinity and put back out to sea almost at once.
   Then a little further south, the pilgrims came across Cape Cod, which was much more favorable anchorage as compared to the Plymouth Rock. And the positive thing about Cape Cod was that here the native population was more cordial in nature. Weary from their voyage and in no mood to hunt down the site mandated by their charter, which was considerably further down the coast and somewhere within the limits of the original grant of the Virginia Company of Plymouth, the Pilgrims decided to establish their colony within this frie…


This recipe comes from  Tired of the traditional pumpkin recipes.  Try this neat twist with cranberries and apples and all in single serving size, so everybody gets one of their own.

This elegant dessert tastes as good as it looks. A warm hint of allspice is the special secret ingredient.

Makes 8 servings. Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Nutritional InformationFor 1 serving
Calories: 323
Sodium: 133mg
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 44g
Cholesterol: 56mg
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 3g

Cranberry-Apple BakeIngredients
3 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and coarsely chopped 3/4 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 cup sugar, divided …