I’m a total sap for Christmas and the Holidays… but a few years ago we decided to keep the sap with the sentiment and invested in a faux Christmas tree. It’s not that we didn’t love going to pick our our own version of the Rock Center tree but there was always a debate on size (technically, we could fit a 9 ft but KF refused), there was a lot of worry about fire hazards and it falling over, and those little needles are pretty brutal on the feet and paws. Not to mention each year the tree removal became more and more dramatic (dry needle trail from former tree location, to apartment building carpet stairs, to garbage- lots of cursing). So I decided that if we are going to have a fake tree that we should really go for it… Enter our “gilver” (goldish silver), 8 ft Christmas tree from Martha Stewart’s tree collection at Grandin Road (already a collectors item!). Its pretty over the top.
We had a few versions of this tree on set at The Martha Show a few years ago and it was decorated beautifully with coordinating white, gold and green ornaments. I thought about all the beautiful alternate themes we could do to fit in with the “in your face” shimmer- Snowflakes and icicles! A full cookie tree! Woodland animals and mushrooms!
In the end as much as I love and live themes, the only tree theme that fits for me is sappy and sentimental. So we covered this tree just as we had all of the others- with ornaments old and new that we have collected in the 14 or so years KF and I have been together. Here are some of our faves…
If you are like us, you put up your tree in a rush while being caught up in the hustle and the bustle. Here’s wishing you some quiet time to relax and reflect on your Christmas tree this year.
O Christmas tree, O christmas tree how lovely are your branches… and your ornaments too! Merry merry! Xo Dani