The Aluminum Tree Conundrum

This weekend we finally broke out my vintage aluminum tree. I bought it last year and was pretty excited. After measuring each branch to figure out exactly how to put it together, we put on all of the vintage ornaments I had scored from the year before.

Hanging Ornaments

Look how big my little four year old looks! Suddenly he feels like he is ten. Luckily his stuffed animal Froggy is in the picture and I can cling to the memory of his younger self.

Aluminum Tree Ornaments

After all the ornaments were hung I was feeling good about our tree this year. And then I noticed this…

Aluminum Tree Skirt

What’s that? You don’t have a tree skirt? Don’t mind the industrial aluminum braces hanging out at the bottom of the beautiful tree. So last night I searched Etsy and Ebay for a tree skirt and everything was decidedly…kitschy. Not that I mind kitschy sometimes, but with this tree I feel it needs something more modern.

Hopefully this weekend I’m going to get crafty up in here and make a modern skirt. You will be the first to know if it is a success or a failure. If only this was still available:

Jonathan Adler

Thanks Jonathan Adler for selling this last year and not having one available this year.

In the meantime, what are you all doing for a tree skirt? Do you have your Grandma’s appliqué skirt? Sheepskin rugs? A basket? A mound of presents? Please comment and share!

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2 Comments

  1. Tracy B
    Posted December 4, 2014 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    I bought one from here, she is out of Iowa City. https://www.facebook.com/downstairsDesigns Some of what she makes is out of vintage fabric so she might have something that would work for you!

    • Angela
      Posted December 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much for the link Tracy! She has some beautiful vintage fabrics featured. I’m going to see how my craft skills go this weekend and this is a very good option :)

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