I have a faux white xmas tree that is only 3' high. I tried to set it up last year and only made it half way. This year I am not attempting it (can't get to where it is stored). But this will be my color direction. I had bought it in Smithfield, Va before moving to Florida.
I will add seashells and crystal to the tree when I finally get to working with it next year.
So NO REAL tree in our house (I am allergic to the pine)This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
People are so darned clever. I don't have the eye for turning trash into treasure...too left-brained I guess. Mary Ruth, I'm sorry that you won't be able to set up your white tree this year, but based on last year's picture, I think it will be stunning.
Dec 03, 2012, 06:33 PM
Mary Ruth, although I prefer more traditional trees, I always enjoy viewing creative alternatives and have also posted some here in the past. The ladder one is one I too have come across. Some are beer bottles or tires stacked into a tree shape. One that reappears almost annually is a display of books on a bookshelf simulating a tree. One I posted recently features lamp shade frames in graduated sizes with suspended ornaments. I love not only the creativity but the frugality behind alternatives for Christmas trees.
Dec 11, 2012, 07:26 PM
Mary Ruth...I once decorated a nice fern with a string of lights; I loved that thing, but was made fun of GReatly by DIL! I was enduring financial difficulties at the time, and frankly I could not afford a tree. I still think back on that fern with fond memories...just like Charlie Brown's little tree.
Dec 11, 2012, 10:42 PM
I am living vicariously through the work of others in what they are doing for decor.
I had to make drastic changes in my life after my infamous fall 4 yrs ago. My arms do not work like they used to, nor can I endure all the lifting and movements that are required to set up and decorate a tree, no matter what size.
CJO: No matter what we do... OUR HOME is the BEST place to be! We have a few exterior lights up that DH put up and he is cooking dinner since I took care of Thanksgiving dinner this year (HUGE feat for me!) So, I will have a nice Xmas recovering from Cataract surgery (no big deal these days).
Even a string of lights, or viewing the neighbor's exterior lights through my windows at night is enough for me this year! And I can plan what I will do for next year, maybe my family will have xmas at my house? I can dream!