As much we love the charming tradition of visiting a Christmas tree farm every year and choosing the perfect real tree, it's tempting to make the switch to an artificial Christmas tree this holiday season. Well, if you find yourself constantly annoyed by all the needles and maintenance a real tree requires, or if constantly googling how to fix Christmas lights stresses you out every year, a faux tree has a ton of benefits. They're so easy to set up and decorate, totally mess-free, and some even come pre-lit with clear or colorful lights and you won't have to figure out how to hang Christmas lights. You'll have so much more time to bake your favorite holiday cookies or just veg out in front of a Hallmark movie! Artificial Christmas trees are much easier on your wallet too, because you can reuse them year after year—compared to the expense of buying a real tree each December.
Martha's Collection of Vintage Faux Christmas Trees is a Sight to Behold
Antique and Vintage Christmas Trees | Collectors Weekly
The bronze one in her dining room is bedecked with silver tinsel and vintage red ornaments. When artificial, shiny aluminum Christmas trees were first created and manufactured in the late s, their appeal was not that they were reusable, environmentally responsible, and easy to store, but rather that they were sparkly, space-age, chic, and fun to look at. The trees gradually fell out of favor and were relegated to attics, basements, and garbage heaps. Aluminum trees with removable branches, a central trunk, and an electric color wheel placed around the base to reflect light off the boughs were not the only artificial trees created to replace the ubiquitous evergreen. Feather trees were popular for many decades, and other charming trees were fashioned from wood, with carved branches. I have seen many vintage trees made from fringed tissue paper glued to wooden dowels. Now it seems that artificial Christmas trees are all the rage again.
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One of the first mass-produced Christmas trees will be auctioned after staying in one family for 80 years. Steve Rose, 74, remembers his parents decorating the tree from Woolworths every year in their Markham, Caerphilly home and maintained the tradition after they died. But Mr Rose feels it is time to say goodbye and give someone else the chance to create a simple, vintage Christmas. Retired biology teacher Mr Rose, the only son of a miner, is parting with his heirlooms because he has no children to leave them to. On Christmas Day we had a chicken from the lady at the back of our house who bred them.
An aluminum Christmas tree is a type of artificial Christmas tree that was popular in the United States from until about the mids. As its name suggests, the tree is made of aluminum , featuring foil needles and illumination from below via a rotating color wheel. The aluminum Christmas tree was used as a symbol of the commercialization of Christmas in the television special , A Charlie Brown Christmas , which discredited its suitability as a holiday decoration. By the mids aluminum trees found a secondary market online, often selling for high premiums. The trees have also appeared in museum collections.