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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Garden on Sherlock Street.

My mother-in-law found this silver Christmas Tree while cleaning out their garage earlier this year.  It had belonged to my wonderful husband's paternal grandmother.
It gives a glittery focal point to our family room where the plants I overwinter live.


15 comments:

  1. Now this brings back memories! Of the blogs I follow, you are the first to have one of these aluminum trees. I remember mom had one of these one year with the spinning color wheel that made it appear different colors.

    Wishes for a Merry Christmas!

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  2. Have a good Christmas, and don't eat too much!

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your husband. That Christmas tree sure is a fine retro one. It looks good with all of your plants too.

    FlowerLady

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  4. These are very fun. They are called tinsel trees , usually from 1950's. Some may be very late 40's. They came in all size sand colors ( silver, pink, blue )and people also used to have a revolving color wheel and it spun around the bottom of the tree and reflected different colors on the branches. Merry Christmas, Gina

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  5. It's beautiful! So vintage. I'm on the hunt for one now as they are coming back.

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. I love, LOVE that tree!! Those passed down items are truly the best gifts EVER!! Wishing you and your family a most blessed holiday season!!! And hope you are enjoying a white Christmas. .we got not a speck, not a flake :-( Oh, well. .better for the travelers that way!

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  7. Happy Holidays!!! Hope you and your loved ones eat lots of good food and share some special times. All my best!

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  8. When I was little, my close friend's family had a silver tree, and I always thought it was so beautiful. They also had a revolving light that would make it pink, blue, and other colors. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen! Hence I love yours. And how special that it belonged to your husband's grandmother!

    Looks like you are on the way to a fun holiday, and to that end, I am wishing you a Christmas that is extra merry and bright! So glad I've gotten to know you this year!

    Merry Christmas...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  9. Oh My Gosh---I remember those old silver trees... What memories that brings back...

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. What fun, a pass along Christmas tree! I'm trying to figure out if you decorated the tree skirt with the ornaments, or if a child or critter did. LOL

    Oh, that tomato is still on my counter. I keep thinking I'm going to see if it's edible. If I don't tomorrow, it will be too late. It may already.

    Have a great last few days of 2010!

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  11. How fun - do you have the colored spotlight that turns and shines on the tree? I remember having those in our classrooms in elementary school. We always had a real tree growing up (I still do.)

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  12. ~Mildred
    I haven't seen any other silver Christmas trees either. No color wheel but I love it when the sun shines into the family room and it reflects everywhere.

    ~IG
    Thanks. It was good. All is safe and well.

    ~FlowerLady
    Thanks for visiting.

    ~Gina
    I should have know you'd have the info about the tree. We were guessing 50s but the box (I have it all) doesn't have any years on it. I've only seen silver ones. How fun it would be to find ont in pink or blue. I've heard about the color wheels but don't have one. Thanks for checking it out.

    ~tina
    People seem to have happy memories of the silver Christmas trees. It's like putting a little happiness in the house. All Christmas trees do that but the silver just has more pizazz.

    ~Katydid
    I hope you find one.

    ~Melanie
    It will truely become a tradition since it was Grandma's.

    ~rohrerbot
    We did!

    ~Sheila
    Thanks for visiting during the Christmas season. So glad to have connected with you too. Glad to have brought back some nice memories. It is just too fun.

    ~Betsy
    They sure are fun aren't they?

    ~Martha
    And to you!

    ~Darla
    Thanks.

    ~Sue
    I put all the ornaments and my snowmen around the tree. I thought, more whimsy!

    ~Bonnie
    I do not have the spotlight. I'm guessing those wore out or something. This would be a fun tree at a school--and no watering required.

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