Don’t Worry So Much About “Supposed To.”

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to display my Christmas tree upside down. Where I grew up, there was a florist shop which displayed all of their decorated Christmas trees this way and I loved it. The logistics of hanging a tree from the ceiling always prohibited me from following through with the idea. Install a hook sturdy enough to hang the tree . . . what if I don’t want to put the tree there next year? What about the two houses we’ve lived in with vaulted ceilings in the living areas? Too much trouble.

Upside Down Christmas Tree

Whoops! That really is upside down. Let’s try this:

Upside Down Christmas Tree

That’s better! You can now buy trees like this at Menards. Of course, I couldn’t resist.

Here’s a better angle–but please ignore the yucky unfinished wall (okay–take a good gawk at it–it’s going to get finished this coming week and there will be that much less brown in my house!)

Upside Down Christmas Tree

It never fails to make me smile when I look at it. It’s very Seussian! Maybe I’m not supposed to display my tree this way, but taking Armande Voizin’s advice I “don’t worry so much about ‘supposed to’!”

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2 Responses to “Don’t Worry So Much About “Supposed To.””

  1. liz Says:

    I think that’s so clever and funny. And not nearly so much floor space used. Or, um, any. I love how the ornaments dangle, too.

  2. Candy Schultz Says:

    With five cats that might be an option we should explore in this house. Happy Holidays. Is that a maine coon cat? I used to have one and he was the most wonderful cat ever.

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