Been busily decoratin’ my new tree today. Well it’s not a new tree and it’s not new to me. Let me take you back to the fall of 1994 when I was cycling through the older section of North Hill-upon-downtown and I ran across a box placed curbside. The huge old Victorian mansion was run down but still rather grand and there it was a box with a vintage silver aluminum Christmas tree inside. It had never been used. All of the limbs were still unwrapped in little paper sleeves.
I’ve only ever put it up twice since then. I scoured thrift stores for just the right ornaments and found electric blue satin fabric wrapped balls.
It was elegant.
The next time I had the color wheel that spins around and changes the tree from green to red to blue to yellow...I had reflective silver balls to reflect the colors.
It too was elegant.
Over the years I lost the color wheel. I know, but I run across them from time to time at thrifts but have you checked the prices on EBAY lately? Fuhhh.
I decided to feel Christmasy this year. Haven’t really felt it the last few years, but this year it kinda swept over me. Been digging in the magic attic all weekend finding all sorts of stuff I haven’t seen in ages. Started throwing the tree up right after Thanksgivin’. Only doing Christmas upstairs this year as it’s got a more modern feeling.
Keep it contained you know, Christmas has a way of spreading all over the place and becomes the bane, a bitch to clean up and pack away.
Needed a new tree topper in honor of the Silver Aluminum Christmas Tree’s return and looky what I found.
Now if only I could find a black baby Jesus manger...