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!