I should have flocked my Christmas tree and I didn't. I think this is a grave mistake. The disco balls almost make up for it (and no, that's not code for anything.)
12/04/2005 12:16:00 AM
I love your disco balls (also not code for anything).
i've never had a tree flocked. is this a regular occurence/tradition in your home? i've been looking for a silver (or pink or purple or red or blue?) tinsel christmas tree for our family room. i thought it'd be cute, but lo and behold!, so does everyone else on ebay. they're way more than i want to spend for a second tree. also, i have some business questions to ask you~! would you mind giving me your email address? mine is email@example.com, so if you want to email me, i'd love it, or you can just post your email here and i'll email you---whichever works best.thanks! (and i've got some disco balls, too! wahoo!)
Have you guys seen the new West Elm catalouge? Go right now and see the fun, modern tree/ornaments they have.www.westelm.comalso, check out design sponge. It is an ole to everthing modern...http://www.designsponge.blogspot.com/P.S. Target has pink tinsel trees. They are packaged as "Disney Princess" trees, but they are only 20$ :-)
Jen G. gave my girls a pink Barbie tree last year. For some reason, it hasn't made its way out of storage yet this season...although it needs to, so it can be theirs. My tree has ornaments on just the top third of the tree (the ornaments that have survived, that is).
i ADORE west elm. I've been to the store in corte madera and found a *mad* clearance table...king size duvet for 9.99 with matching pillow cases for 4.99 and shower curtain for new bathroom for 7.99. can you tell i love a deal? it's kind of obsessive when i'm giving out my prices, i know...and bek, my sister, susannah harmon furr, knows you well--and has great things to report. i've heard about some great parties.thanks for the lead. and little leah would flip her lid to get a pink princess tree! (and jon would roll over in his grave and demand a refund!)
NO! I've never had a flocked tree. The very idea would have been an anathema to me until recently. Then I saw a couple on TV, even my friend Anne had one in her MCM house....and I began falling. I think I'd still get a real tree, but I may flock it next year. I looked into those vintage Evergleam trees (take a look at one right here http://www.mildreds-antiques.com/images/best_ever_5_ft.jpg) but I couldn't make the commitment this year. They're as much as regular new fake trees. Once again, Rachel, I am jealous that you live close enough to a WestElm store that you can hit the sales. I swear, you're authorized to buy for me anytime, especially when you get such good deals!Will is getting over his fear of the Christmas tree, but he still asks permission to touch it.
Rachel,I JUST figured out that you were Susannah's sister right before I read the post. Ha. I have been dying to go to the West Elm in Corte Medera. It is just a matter of time before they give us one down here. Next time you go, call me and we can carpool, or I can watch your kids for you to go and vice versa. We need the West Elm. I figured you guys knew about it but I wanted to be sure.Your sister has the cutest kids EVER. She is very sweet and friendly and I look forward to gettting to know her better. I missed her donught shindig, but will stalk her until I get invited to her next fabulous party. I met all of the ladies in that ward right before my life exploded and I haven't really started back on the social scene until very recently. :-)Thanks for sharing the West Elm love.R
Please post picture of disco ball tree. I'm dying to see!
I have to say that I'm slightly disappointed....tinsel Christmas trees?!?! Give me a good old Douglas Fir any day. I like to think that I'm a conservative kinda girl and that the thriftiest thing is to have a tree that can serve for many a Christmas to come but I don't think that I want something that has the potential to poke out an eye adorning my living room. I finally broke down this year and bought a fake tree since my crazy land lady won't allow a real tree. And I must say although it is pretty, it's just not the same. So although I like to believe that I'm something of a hippy tree hugger, when it comes to Christmas just give me an axe and send me into the forest.
Oh BG, I agree! Fake trees are just not the same. That's why I figured I'd flock a real tree next time. Maybe. Maybe not. But those aluminum trees are just so retro cool, I can hardly stand it!I think two trees might be in order. Cabesh, as soon as I can borrow a digital camera, I'll post a picture.
Bek--I'd love to carpool with you, or switch off kids, but I live in Sacto...but we could meet there! :) I, too, was unable to attend the donut party--due to bathroom remodel trauma. But I think i'll force her to make it a semi-annual event rather than just annual, so i can get in on the homemade donut action sooner than later.carina--excited for the pics. i'm with you all the way on the aluminum tree. (of course i have my white fir--real--adorned in my house right now.) i want the aluminum to be a 3' tabletop type for the family room. maybe i'll snatch one at after-christmas sales. there's an idea!
Ok, I posted the pics. Since I don't actually own a real digital camera, they are from my cell phone's camera. So forgive the quality issues. On the plus side, I did figure out how to get the photos off the camera and to my email.
I heart those disco balls. Last weekend, I went shopping with a friend, and saw some mirrorballs and mirrored other shapes. I thought they were so cute and that it would be hilarious to decorate a tree with them...and dazzling. She thought I was crazy. You are going up in my hero rankings, Carina.
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