Wednesday, December 17, 2008

our noble friend

My parents used to have the type of artificial tree where you would have to plug in each branch into a broom handle-like pole. They have since upgraded to a white number with fiber optic lights to keep up with the times. Perhaps I am rebelling as an adult from all those years of plastic – Roger and I always opt for a real tree each year. We revisited our favorite tree lot this week and got ourselves a 5.5' Noble Fir. While I like the look of colour-coordinated designer trees, we have attachments to our old ornaments and like to have our tree kick it old school. The majority of the ornaments aren't actually valuable heirlooms, but inexpensive plastic baubles and kitschy decorations from the 70s and 80s we acquired from both our families. Every year some of the glitter comes off of one, or an eye will fall off one of the characters, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

8 comments:

Walk in the Woods said...

What a sweet tree - loaded with LOVE! Missing eyes and all. :D

Sara said...

We have a plastic tree. Much to my dismay. Next year we're getting a real one, though.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

We broke our tradition this year and didn't get our tree on Dec 2nd. I'm feeling sad looking at everyone else's, however, so I think we're going to have to at least get a table top size tree before next week...real, of course, can't pass on the smell!

mary jane said...

oh yes, real is the way to go!
xo
mj

StunningAnnaK said...

You tree is fabulous looking!


I have a real tree and several fake including a purple tinsel tree!

Happy Holidays!

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treefox said...

i've done the opposite. my mom & i always got a real tree & now this year my boy & i bought a fake white one. i miss the smell of the real tree though.

315thomas said...

i love it... we always do our tree that way too!

The Lone Beader said...

I have always had a real tree. Someday, I would like to get a living tree and plant it in the ground after! Either that or a chrome Christmas tree - that would match my 50's dinette set! :D