While I still enjoy the smell of a real pine tree or Douglas fir, I have plenty of mature trees in the backyard and so now I too settle for the convenient three piece self-assembly Christmas tree, prelit and all. This year, I decided to spruce up the loft space with a smaller Christmas tree to add extra color to the house. I saw a special sale of a 3ft white tree for $10 and figured to give it a try. If it turned out to be really bad. the tree could always be used as a gag gift at a holiday party. I figured it would be more useful than the girdle that made the rounds for years at a gag gift swap in Iowa.
So today was the big day. A longish box, one end half-open awaited me at the door. In the box, I saw white feathery structures of metal and plastic (?). I opened the box and pulled out the structure - see image number 1; the tree right out of the box and I did not include the picture of the box because the shape of the tree gives you a pretty good impression of the size of the box.
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the "tree" (?) structure right out of the box, stand already assembled|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - now we are getting somewhere on our journey for a realistic Christmas tree|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - here is properly bend, natural looking Christmas tree|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap- with the right "mood" lighting, no one can tell that this tree was just $10!|