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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Its Not Easy Being Lime Green

When I was in Mt. Dora at the antique sale my friend Sheila spied a lime green tinsel tree at a booth.  It was really cute and as I was waiting to ask the lady how much she was asking for it a stiff wind came up and started blowing things off all of her displays, she got distracted, I got bored and I left.

Sheila thought they might have a similar tree at Big Lots so on our way back to the hotel we stopped at the BL and right there inside the door as a lime green tinsel tree for $15, it was kismet.  Next issue was how to get it home, too awkward to carry on the plane and I wasn't about to pay $25 to check it, thankfully Sheila was able to ship it home to me.

Well my tree has been displayed in my kitchen window and has had rave reviews for the category of "something out of character" for me.  My friend Joan saw the tree and wanted to get one for her grandson's bedroom, his favorite color is lime green....so began the quest and believe me its been a quest.

I have been to over ten stores in our area that at the beginning of the season had lime green trees, there are none left in the area and I even tried buying the display at one store and was turned away.  WHO KNEW the hot item of the season would be a lime green tinseled tree.

The moral of the story is shop early and quickly or you could be left with a cart empty of a lime green tinsel tree or a Tickle me Elmo.



10 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Cute tree and one of my favorite colors. Ya never know what will be popular from year to year.

NanaDiana said...

Well, don't you love it? It's perfect in the kitchen window. I have the same one in the kid's playhouse...but my lights won't work. I have to string some lights on it. xo Diana

Honey at 2805 said...

It's adorable, Char. Why not link it to the Blogger's Block Party Christmas Tree Party currently in progress! It's hosted by me and we have lots of great tree and inspiration...some are even lime! Oh, and there is a $100 Pottery Barn Gift Card too!

Paula said...

Wasn't Sheila nice to ship it home for you? I haven't seen anything like this around here and I like it!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love the lime green tree! It's perfect!

Sue said...

Now this will be making a statement in your house this year! How fun, Char. So how about some hot pink or some purple ornies to go with it? I have a purple and lime tree to finish up tomorrow. I ♥ that color combination.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty and festive, Char! Love the tree! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Char,
Adorable lime green tree!!!I enjoy your humor and the storyline that makes it even more memorable!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE your lime green tree. Its fun to break out of the box and do something "out of character." Especially when it turns out to be so beautiful.