September 21, 2009Alex’s Christmas Contest Entry – A Tree Covered With Elf Heads & An Awesome Pink Tree
I am really excited about this post because, besides the fact that it has some super cool pics, it is the first entry in my Mid-Century Christmas in September contest! For a detailed explanation of the contest, go here, but the gist of it is that you submit your Mid-Century Christmas entry by this Friday, it gets displayed on the blog, and then readers get to vote on the winner! Exciting, huh? The winner of the contest gets 15 retro Christmas Cards from The Studio at What’s Buzzin, and they are really cool.
In any case, here is our first entry, from my friend Alex!
Last Christmas began as a bad one for me. Since I was a little girl, I can remember getting excited about bringing down all of my parents vintage Shiny Bites and decorating the tree. It had to be a real tree. This past Christmas was the first time that I just didn’t want to bring down any ornaments, and I sure as hell didn’t want to drag a half dead tree through the living room. My part of the country had been in a severe drought, so you couldn’t even find a decent live tree. I moped around the house in my bathrobe and whimpered a lot. One day I was strolling through Big Lots, our local discount store, and I about tripped over my own bottom lip because I was pouting so much. Then I saw it. It was a freaking pink tree, and it looked very mod! Visions of vintage Shiny Brites started to dance in my head. Oh, and my 1950’s Santa Claus that freaks everyone out would look perfect under this special find. In the middle of Big Lots with all of the bustle around me, I closed my eyes. I could see all of the little space ship ornaments and the bells and the Shiny Brites with glitter. They were all there. But wait! It’s a fake tree. I couldn’t have a fake tree…could I? A smile started to spread across my face. I snatched the last pink tree from the shelf and darted to the checkout.