I am in a dilemma, since it is hard to buy a GOOD real Xmas tree here, most of the people have a fake one. But if you are used to the North East of the USA where they have the most beautiful trees where you go to a farm and cut your own... you get spoiled and want that every year...also when you live in South Africa. But the thing is, they don't sell these beautiful trees here.... So instead of the fake one I was thinking about another option. Since we can't have the real deal... I rather go for something completely different!
Like this tree; a very modern plywood, easy to store, easy to take out again next year! What do you think?
Or fake green, but not your usual green, no ELECTRIC green. Fancy or not?? Remember I want something COMPLETELY different!
Or lighted branches, no needles to vacuum, just some empty branches, spray paint the whole thing white or silver, hang some ornaments and done... what do you think?
Or instead of the fake green, a fake white with silver ornaments. Gives this peaceful vibe....yes or no??
If everything else fails...I can always go for the Charlie Brown option, find a pathetic little tree and treat it with compassion....it is not ABOUT the tree, but the thought behind it! Shall I do this??
Or the last option, very desperate, buy the d@%n fake tree, but hang it upside down. I wanted something different, at least not all my neighbors will have this...they may have the tree, but not hanging upside down!! So what do you think?
And please give it fast...I really feel I need to start decorating the house for Xmas this week, in Africa everything takes longer and I already spotted some difficulites in this house....no electrical outlets in the places I need them. Many in the dining area...I don't know why we need so many in the dining area, and none in the family room!!! Aaarrghh...this will not be an easy decorating week for me! So please give me some advice, and think about the practicality...the easier it is, the more I will go for that option ;-)
PS: I know that many of you have an artificial tree, and that is great, but I just feel for me this is not the option this year. I feel like something different...so I hope not that I have offended you, that is not my intention!! All that counts is that you are happy with YOUR tree ;-)
Enjoy your decking the halls, hope it will go smoother than mine!