Thursday, November 7, 2013
What Is It With Cats Trying To Eat Silver Christmas Trees?! McDuff The Fluff Just Couldn't Stop Himself From Trying To Take Bite Out Of This Small Tower Of Christmas Cheer! Status: Un-Chewed
I picked up this beautiful and (nearly) complete vintage silver christmas tree from a vendor at the Belleville Flea earlier this summer. It seemed silly to pull it out and show it off in the middle of July but tonight looks like our first evening at or below freezing, so now might be a little more appropriate.
When I found the tree in a bag under a vendor's table all I wanted to know was "are all the
branches there?" I counted all the branch holes AND all the branches Twice, just to be
sure...cuz it was early in the morning...and I am not a morning person. Sure, the base was /
is missing but that will easily be remedied, and that just made it that much more of a
bargain. I've looked a little for one at the thrifts but haven't found just the right one yet.
Speaking of all the branches being there, while putting the tree together this morning I fot
all but one hole on the trunk filled and couldn't find that last branch. I was about to get
peaved because I KNEW I had counted those branches twice. But then I spotted that last
little hidden sucker!
As soon as I find a tree stand for this guy I plan on offering it up at The Shag. It's so tough
to find anything mid century AND Christmas-y for my booth. Last year all I had were a
couple of Santa and Frosty blow mold figures and a couple of vintage holiday decor books.
The blow molds went fast but I've still got the books. I should probably be looking a little
harder for vintage tree ornaments at the estate sales but really, I just don't know how to tell
if an ornament is vintage or not!
So I know I've refered to these trees as Aluminum before but I'm pretty sure the metal is
stainless steel. So I'm gonna just try to remember to call these Silver Christmas Trees from
now on! I doubt that the silver shag would last fourty or fifty years if it was made of
aluminum. Like most products of a certain mid century era, these were built to last. That
they have, AND they've stood the test of Time!