Friday, November 23, 2007
The cover of this months Blueprint Magazine is showing this pink "designer" tree. Now in the hands of a professional, this type of "theme" tree can work in a stylish interior but it always looks sterile and cold. Are we so into appearances that even Christmas has to be staged. What ever happened to tradition and sentiment. The old family ornaments handed down from generations and the handmade ornaments your kids make.
How have we gone from the perfect simplicity of the American ideal of the Charlie Brown Christams Tree to this......
Big Bird Yellow!!!!! Who needs this tree, are we really this tacky?
How about silver spikes for branches? This tree really says comfy down home Christmas doesn't it?
You never know when you'll need a red foil tree. Maybe this is the tree the devil puts up in hell.
Dead sticks for branches. I suppose it could work, but do I really want a dead tree?
Now this one brings technology into play with a center tube filled with lighted bubbling water. Who couldn't feel festive with that kind of trickery going on.
Iridescent mylar! A thing of beauty to be sure but not for you nature lovers out there.
Then we have the ever popular red foil topiary. A truly classic element sure to add class and sophistication to any interior.
Who wouldn't love this stunning purple tree?
Or perhaps you prefer blue foil. This one is sure to make that statement you are looking for.
A red Chile tree for you south westerners.
A lighted Palm for the Floridians in the group.
And of course the newest addition to the lineup the upside down tree. Truly the pinnacle of the new age of Christmas adornment.
Please for the sake of future Christmases show some restraint in your choices. Think back to Christmases past and the simplicity of the finer things we enjoyed as kids. Bring back some sense and sensibility to the Holiday season. And for God's sake please don't buy an upside down tree!!!!