One of the most iconic vintage Christmas/yule items, to me, is the aluminum, or tinsel, tree. Some of them turn, and some of them came with a color wheel so you could change the color of your silver tree as your mood dictated!
I’m constantly on the lookout for one of these trees for myself, but have yet to find one. The closest I’ve come is a 24″ turquoise tinsel tree from Target. I call it my bartop tree, because for the past few years I haven’t really felt like going all-out at the holidays. I’m tired because work keeps me busier than usual, my children usually leave to visit relatives and I’m left by myself. That’s NOT as sad as it sounds, I promise! I usually only have the one day off that week, and I’ve come to cherish the quiet! But if they’re here, we usually just keep it low-key: pajamas, food, and Netflix. I expect all that will change once grandkids come along, or once I get all the electrical issues with my house fixed and can decorate without having to constantly reset breakers or fear of burning the house down.
Anyway, one of my favorite blogs, Retro Renovation gathered quite a few pics of tinsel trees and put them all in one post, which this handy-dandy pin links to:
Do YOU have a vintage (or other) tinsel tree? Or are you more of a traditional tree person?