We had wandered for two hours when in a joking voice I said, "How about this one?" The tree looked strange with a long branchless trunk. The lowest branches were 6 feet from the ground. The tree stood up in the air like a lollipop, with that long bare trunk towering over us. It took us only a few moments to cut it down, since the trunk was at the perfect height to cut. We didn't even have to stoop over to do it. We cut down our lollipop tree leaving a 5 foot long stump sticking up from the ground.
I wanted to decorate with our vintage ornaments, but I was vetoed and we have a silver tinsel tree again this year.
This is my favorite time of year to decorate with silver and gold. I love these branches spray painted with gold glitter paint, and set inside a mirrored mosaic vase. The vase was a sale item at Michael's this year. As I was getting into the car, the bottom of the vase lightly tapped the steering wheel breaking the base into pieces. I tried returning it for a replacement, but the Michael's manager said they were discontinued. I decided to keep it and fix it. So far, my Krazy glued, felt-reinforced base is holding up well. I hope it lasts for a lifetime. I really think this is a fun vase.