Wednesday, November 30, 2011

These are out of control!

For the past handful of years our family has gone to cut down our Christmas tree in Elgin. It's a fun little tradition, but sadly, it's not going to happen this year. Due to the drought we've been experiencing, the Christmas tree farm has decided to preserve the trees that have survived thus far and not cut down trees this year. They'll be offering imported trees only.

This change of circumstances has me thinking about our options. A quick little google search led me to some interesting finds. Prepare yourself...







Wow! You've got to love shock value if you're willing to go as far as a pink Christmas tree. Really? I'm all about doing things in a non-traditional fashion at times, but several of these choices would be a big stretch! Out of control, friends, out of control! If these trees toot your horn, you can find them at Christmas Tree Market

I'm sure we'll be finding ourselves a real tree again this year, just not one we get to personally cut down. We'll pray for rain and hopefully our tradition will continue next year! 

What about you? Are you brave enough to pull off one of the above beauties?

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8 comments:

Stephanie Shepherd said...

I've always thought a white tree would be fun! I can imagine it decorated with clear bulbs, some silver, white lights. I think it would be pretty.

pam {simple details} said...

I agree with Stephanie, I've wanted a flocked tree forever, but since ours is pre-lit that wasn't an option. :( I've seen a lot of black this year, but the second I say it's not my style an incredible one will show up on a blog!

Jodi said...

I like the white tree but i saw a purple one at walmart i was like really?? lol

A Vintage Vine said...

I heard about this on the radio the other day....Sorry! I lost a full grown tree in my yard this year, thanks crazy drought! I say a prelit tree would be wonderful!

Faith said...

About 5 years ago my husband and I decided to buy a white tree and decorate in monochrome tones. It was truly stunning. I guess I will have to post pictures of it.

Cindy Pickering said...

I have said for decades I would never get an artificial tree--but times change, and so do we!! After a shoulder and knee injury wiped me out, I realized it was going to be difficult to do the whole putting it in the stand, getting it in the right spot, lights and all...whew! So I bought an artificial one at an after Christmas sale because it was 90% off--too good to pass up! A few years later, I moved and left behind all my 23 boxes of Christmas decorations and the tree--I could take only what fit into my compact car, and I HAD to have most of my craft supplies, so Christmas was gone for me for awhile. Then I worked retail for a few years and acquired a purple flocked tree for free! Last year I put it up, put a fairy Barbie on top and made a few snowman ornaments and voila!! It looked so cute and everyone loved it-I acquired more purple stuff at the after Xmas sales also, so this year it will be great! So though I never would have thought so, a purple Christmas tree WAS just what I had always wanted!! Life is strange, but it is also wonderful!!

Harri said...

I"m fron New England and I've been living in Florida for about 16 years. I miss the snow covered trees so this year after I finished decorating my old fake Christmas tree I bought 3 bags of snow (sherdded plastic that looks like snow, sold at Walmart))and I took handsful of the stuf and threw it on the tree. It is magnificent. I LOVE the look. it looks just like a beautiful decorated tree outside in Boston.
I will never have a plain tree again.

Cindy Pickering said...

Harri-how well did it work out over the whole holidays? I mean, in my house there would probably be fake snow EVERYWHERE!! Did it stay mostly on the tree where it still looked good? Because I always love the way snow clumps on fir trees, and I love the trees that are tall and skinnier and look more like a real tree would, plus the ornaments show up better on the sparser trees! I think I may have totry your idea next year!!

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