When I was growing up in the 1960's my parents had a silver aluminum tree like the one above with a rotating light like the one below. I wish I had a picture of that tree and I'm sure there's one somewhere but this is the best I could find on the internet. Do you know these trees are now considered vintage? And that some stores have a price of $300.00 or more for one of these babies. My sweetie tells me he remembers my parents still having that tree in the early 70's when we started dating but my memory is fuzzy on the time frame that this little beauty left the living room for good. I think it was one of those items where you either loved it or hated it.
Gotta love that rotating light. LOL So when we were married in 1976, it was my first experience with a real tree or at least that I remember. My sweetie's family has always sold Christmas trees since his Grandfather started their business and this year might be the last year for the seasonal Christmas tree sales. We used to have so much fun going and picking out our tree and so many families would come and it would be a big party of food and fun each year. But things change and we had to move from our downtown location to another one. I do love the smell of a real tree, but I don't love cleaning all the needles when we take the tree down.
So Maddie(granddaughter) and Mommy(daughter) and Daddy(son in law) came over on Saturday night to help with the tree. I think Maddie liked taking the ornaments off more than putting them on the tree. My tree is a mixture of ornaments from our 31 years together. I still have one from our honeymoon, a Mickey and Minnie ornament.
And just to show you how sick my Starbucks habit is, I even have a Starbucks ornament. I really only go maybe once a week to get my Pumpkin Spice Latte, but that's probably because there are no Starbucks close to my house. :-)
And here's the finish product. We have another little tree in the family room and I'll show that some other time. I'm trying to figure out the best scene selection with my new camera, I'm still learning about it so right now this picture was taken with the flash but I think I can get a better one without the flash. Happy Monday and have a great week!