December 6, 2010

Oh My, Oh My, O Christmas Tree

When I was young, I lived in an area where it was very traditional to go to a Christmas Tree farm and cut down a Christmas Tree.  We never did that.  Instead, we got ours from the parking lot at the local garden supply store, but still…it was tradition and in my little-kid mind, that was the way it was done then and that was the way it was supposed to be done by everyone.

I've grown a bit and matured (some) and come to the realization that of course, not every one has the same childhood memories as me and thus not everyone identifies with what I consider to be traditional.

It was only a few years ago that I was introduced the the wonder and spectacle of the aluminum Christmas tree.  Clearly, this isn't a new concept:

I was working for an event decor company at the time and they had a gorgeous holiday party set up for a local construction company.  Each area of the company was decorated in a different way, one traditional, one very modern. one Victorian…but the kids area was '50s inspired and it had a beautiful, white, aluminum, rotating Christmas tree with colorful uplighting.  It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

 

Ever since, I have been captivated by aluminum Christmas trees and their whimsey, nostalgia and beauty.  Here are some fun inspiration pictures I have found around the web lately:

Nicole at Making it Lovely got her hands on this amazing, PINK tree last Christmas.  I can't wait to see what she does with it this year.

 

 

The great thing about this fun tradition is that you don't have to go too crazy.  I would be the first to forgo a traditional tree this year in lieu of an aluminum beauty…but I just don't think I would ever get my husband on board.  But check out this cute little number below…that could TOTALLY find a way into our decor this year!

 

What about you?  Does your tree swing traditional, 'mod', antique, etc?

(sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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