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.

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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!

12 comments:

  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

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  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!

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

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

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  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. http://tireswingsandfireflies.blogspot.com/2010/12/on-first-day-of-christmas.html

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

    Happy Monday to you, friend!

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  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

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  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! ;-)

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  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!!!!

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  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!!

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  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

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  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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Lay it on me y'all!