Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The F Word

Not a nice word but I am going to have to say it. I hope I don't offend anyone, but sometimes you just have to let it rip...fake, fake, fake!! There! I said it. And you know what? It kind of feels good!! I know it is a dirty, dirty, word, but I have been sick since we brought our Christmas tree home. Either I have the world's longest lasting cold or I am allergic to our tree (or the mold on the tree...whatever). I may have to go fake...


Thankfully fake/artificial trees have come a long way...this one's not so bad is it?

Here are the the three little pigs on the way back from getting our virus spreading tree. I'll miss that. Running through the rows of trees, yelling, screaming, chasing down the little one.

And here's the culprit, looking all innocent. I would say I would miss the smell, but I haven't been able to smell anything for two weeks!!
Does anyone else have this problem? Will you still love me if I go fake?


21 comments:

  1. oh no, feel better soon. i am hearing more and more about people and allergies to Christmas trees!
    Your tree looks pretty!

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  2. Hope you feel better soon! We are actually allergic to the fake trees, the dust on them gave us sinus infections. So, we are back to real.
    Paula ~ Mise en scène

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  3. we have a fake tree-it looked pretty crooked and lots of bald spots this year but just load it up with ornamnents and garland, have a glass of wine and it starts looking better!

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  4. Oh no! You get the right fake and you're good to go! And the really good ones are pre-lit...no crazy tangled mess. So that's a plus! Also, just a thought, we found this great cheap lot in the mountains this year, which enabled us to buy not one but TWO trees this year. We put one in and one out. The outside one may be my favorite, covered in pine cones and spanish moss. It's beautiful. There will come a day when I do fake on the inside, but I think our porch tree will be a tradition forever.

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  5. Sissy, I think Christmas trees in the South are cut too early and then sit around piled up on one another... it is a breeding ground for mold. Mold and I don't get along. Ever since we moved to Texas, I have been really sensitive to "fresh" Christmas trees. We finally caved to get a fake tree when one Christmas I had a banger headache until we took the tree away. I know, fake trees aren't nearly as nice, but they have come a long way. I say cave. Enjoy the holidays, no stuffy nose.

    Your kiddos are getting so big. (and they continue to be so cute!)

    mb from big D.

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  6. I must admit your title shocked me! Sweet Sissy using the "F" word. Ha. Seriously, you should do what's best for your health. We've always done live trees, but I've been a little stuffy myself. And my poor husband has been pretty congested. Coincidence? Probably not. If you find a good source, please just let me know as I may have to join the fake crowd too!

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  7. It's your sister, GO FAKE! We did and it changed my life!
    Pre-lit for sure! I swear you can't tell the difference in looks
    and Christmas with sick mom is no fun for anyone!!!

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  8. cute sister. And your tree looks great. anyway, same thing happened to my little next door neighbor, so they have a beautiful sparkly pre-lit tree. My neighbor said it takes him 6 minutes to go to the attic, get it and set it up!! Bam.

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  9. We have the same problem at our house! I miss the real thing, but it is so nice to pull a pre-lit tree out of the attic and go to town with the decor! The best part - we aren't sick for Christmas!

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  10. I've never heard of getting sick from a Christmas tree, but if you are I say GO FAKE!

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  11. We have a fake tree and I adore it, mine's a skinny tree but its pre-lite and the foliage is full! I badly wanted a real one but with a husband in the military and the frequent moves, I wanted to be sure we'd always have a tree at Christmas!

    Megan

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  12. So sorry your tree is making you sick! I'll be honest and admit that I am using a fake tree for the first time this year. It has been great- no water to worry about, no drying out, no dropping needles. I love real trees but the artificial kind has been more low maintenance AND I'll always have a tree when I need one!

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  13. I've been faking it for years!

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  14. here is a thought sissy before you go F; spray the tree heavily with an anti-dessicant such as wilt-pruf. it holds in everything and creates an invisible barrier......you might need a gallon. you could test it by spraying a cut stem, from the back, of the tree and bring it into a little used room. go in with a book and a glass of wine. wait......this is sounding like too much trouble........go fake
    debra

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  15. I won't hate you if you go fake. I did it myself a few years ago with no regrets !

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  16. I went fake years ago as we live in a hot climate my real tree which I loved would not last the distance. Mimi xx

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  17. I've gone fake....come on over to the dark side.

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  18. Such a clever post:)) And I went Fake a long time ago! I love to have the decor up longer. This year I got my first pre-lit tree with LED warm white lights (I was a hold out because I can't stand the cool white LED) and that tree was out of the box and up in 5 minutes. It's even a tree that requires minimal shaping, now that is a Christmas miracle. I'm sure they'll come scented in the future.

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  19. What a funny post (not that you are sick, but the whole going fake thing!) Love how you decorated your trim. Happy holidays to you and yours, and yes...I'll still adore you if you go fake.

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  20. We have always had a fake tree. So nice to meet you just found your lovely blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back if you like. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

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  21. My whole family is allergic to the tree so we went fake a few ears ago and I have never looked back. I thought I would miss the smell too but my fakey is SO much prettier than any real tree I ever had. Come on over and have a look at her. I will be posting more Christmas decor this week too.

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