December 20, 2010

I Heart Tinsel Trees

silver tree

This little aluminum tree belongs to my Me-me…it’s been around for at least 50 years and only made a more recent appearance within the last 15 years or so because I think we saw a silver tree in a junk store and I was utterly enamored by it. When I found out that there was a similar one in my grandmother’s attic, I insisted she pull it down. She even had the light that came standard with the trees when they were bought new, a bulb with a rotating disk of colors that reflected on the tinsel branches and made quite a lovely show. Last week I posted about how I don’t mind not having a “living” tree, which was a hotly debated issue! I guess some folks might think a silver tree is just tacky, but I think it’s beautiful. Until this vintage one comes to live at my house (please Me-me?), I have a couple of smaller silver ones that I decorate with each year.


Do any of you have an old (or new) silver tree at your house? Last year I searched high and low for a pink tree without any luck. I know my friend Terry is cringing right about now….but she humors me! Happy Monday Everyone!


  1. Wow, we are a lot alike. I wrote a post about my Memommie's tinsel tree last week. There are photos there and also a story behind it. I hope you have time to read it. I unpack it very carefully each year and I am looking for the light with four colors that projects onto the tree. We couldn't find hers. So yeah, I dig your tinsel tree! It's just like mine!

    Carol-the gardener

  2. You got me laughing this morning, for sure..haha All I can say is that my love for you overshadows the "cringing" so you KNOW that's some powerful love. And, honestly.. your heart and creativity makes it work!

  3. Good morning! Do you have a Garden Ridge in your area? Mine had tinsel trees in every color, including pink!

  4. I love these vintage trees and so wish I had one!!

  5. My grandparents always had one (which my cousin now has) so when I saw one at an antique store a few years ago I bought it to go in Ren's room. I thought it would look "ever so chic" in a teen's room. :>)

    Take a look.

    It actually looks better now that a friend gave me a beautiful tree skirt to go around it.

    Happy Monday to you, friend!

  6. Southern H & H mentioned Garden Ridge: Oh, how I miss GR! Wish we had one in our area! Wonder if Carolina Pottery would have a pink one? I do have a friend who put some pictures on FB of her house, and, lo & behold, she has a pink tree! I'll have to ask her where she got it; hopefully I'll get back to you! :D

  7. I remember one of my aunts having one, but that was back in the 60's or 70's. They are very retro, but I do like my trees green. Still love ya though! ;-)

  8. We have an aluminum tree that was my Granny's. While I love real trees, we put the aluminum up this year. It seemed a lot safer with a 20 month old.

    As for the pink trees, I think I have seen them at Hobby Lobby!!!!

  9. I bought my first one last week at Hobby Lobby to display some ornaments that I got last year, so cute!! I heart them too!! Merry Christmas!!

  10. I never have gotten into the colored trees but yours look cute. Oh I am almost positive I saw a pink one at Target this year

  11. I love it, Martha Stewart has a fabulous collection of tinsel trees. I feel you on the pink tree, I found one at Target (they also had a turquoise one)when I went back to buy one they were gone. :-(

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