After our Christmas tree remained lifeless on our back deck well into spring last year, the thought of going through the ordeal of a living tree again this year seems like pure masochism. I suppose it sounds Grinch-esque, but the idea of a tree now only reminds me of sticky sap, a carpet covered in pine needles, untangling lights and then cutting them off of a brittle tree months later. (Yes, I have actually had to cut lights from the tree after hours of frustration.)
This year, we’re looking for an alternative that will save not only my sanity, but the life of an Evergreen.
Clockwise from Left to Right: Tabletop Tree from DigsDigs, a gorgeous (already dead) tree spray painted white from Apartment Therapy, Rosemary “Trees” via DigsDigs, the only tree impervious to my dog’s attempts to catch the twinkle lights, an iron tree from Overstock.com (in tabletop and life-sized), the artist’s tree via HGTV, and a bouquet of twigs from House and Home.