“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas tree…”
Isn’t that how the song goes?
One white Christmas tree coming up, just for you, Bing.
This year I was possessed by a strong and visceral desire for a fake Christmas tree. My family always had green trees growing up, very nearly always living trees, but this year, I wanted to go faux. All the way.
For exactly the space of one minute I envisioned having a pink tree. Bold. Shocking. Vibrant. I love hot pink with emerald green. And brass. Oh the delight.
Then the boy behind the blog made his voice heard, trumpeted his veto, and crushed my dreams. Apparently, he holds a personal grudge against the color magenta as well as leopard print. Apparently, he’s indifferent to how lovely those two are together.
Next I turned my thoughts towards a gold tree. I am dangerously draconian in my love for that precious metal. I want to make a vast pile of brass/gold animals and figurines and curl up on top of them while purring. I want to gold leaf most surfaces in my home. I am just a few short steps away from a full-on Midas complex…
So I decided to show restraint and save the gold for the decorations on the tree.
White it was. Actually white was my first choice, but I was momentarily beguiled by other options. It was a bit of a journey for me to find my tree, but I finally found exactly what I was looking for!
It’s 7’ tall, slightly iridescent, pre-lit and the perfect shape – not too fat. Best of all, it was $73, scored on a 15% off sale with free shipping last weekend online at Kohl’s (unfortunately, it looks like it’s no longer available).
But note my concession to my gold-hungry ways…
I like the clean and modern look of the tree stand sans skirt, but felt it needed a little something. Enter rub-n-buff, which took the stand from white to gold in a few minutes time!
I’m still deciding what approach I want to take to decorate it – I’m loving the simplicity of the white tree on white walls at the moment, but I have some DIY ornament ideas up my sleeve so I’m sure I won’t be able to resist bedecking the heck out of it at some point. Of course you will be informed. Of course I will take your opinions to heart.
What color is your Christmas tree? Would you ever go for one of the more unorthodox colors like pink, or gold, or red?