My Christmas Tree of 20 Christmases bit the dust. It disintegrated right before my eyes last year. I had been hanging on to this Mountain King for years watching it slowly lose its grip on its faux life. I simply refused to throw it out even though she was begging for mercy. While putting the old girl away last year, she gave up the ghost completely. I gave her a proper farewell and wondered how would I replace her.
Fast forward to this year. I can’t find a forever Christmas tree I like. I have search high and low but nothing can compare to the love and memories of my old tree. The old girl saw my children grow up, she saw my favorite pooches and assorted critters come in and pass on, she saw and felt my grandkids’ smile and yank at her pretty baubles. She saw my bed head and no make-up. She saw me playing Santa and even caught me sneaking a tiny peek of my presents. She knew how to keep a secret. She saw a lot over the years and dang, I miss her.
Well, there is no use crying over broken branches I have to find the perfect forever tree, again. What I have found out there are hundreds of different trees to choose from with a variety of adornments. I found a few that were very interesting. I took these photos with permission of the store owner.
My goodness, look at what’s in this tree. There are dear horns growing from the trunk. There are wolves, deer and elk hanging on the tree. I love it, I really love it but it is not the one for me.
This Lollie Tree is cool, however, my Grandkids will not be here for the next year or two. But could you imagine how excited they would be? Knowing them they would try every piece of candy and gingerbread man on that tree just trying to find the real one. Can you say, Hello 911 what is your emergency? Not for us but I do love the festiveness of it all.
How about a Dancing Doll Tree. Ballet dancers all over with pink and silver colors. OOooo that would be perfect if daughter were younger and a girlie girl.
This tree is Cool! I love the color Turquoise. It has a hodge podge of goodie and I love the shape but it just does not feel right for me.
I love this tree with the birds. I have a soft spot for Birdies.
How about this Butterfly Tree? It is sort of hard to see them but the butterflies are golden and so me! But I am still not sure.
I had so much fun looking at the different trees today. There were at least 25 or 30 dressed trees in the store. By the way, if you are wondering where this awesome place is… It is in Cloudcroft NM at a store called the Bear Track.
Every tree is beautiful and unique but I will keep on looking. Hubs wants to get a real tree. A REAL TREE. I have never had a real tree in my whole life. I know nothing about keeping a real tree. I do know the needles fall out. And they are suppose to make your house smell good. Hubs really has his heart set on a real tree. I think I will humor him and at least go look at them.