Friday, January 05, 2007

The Mystery of the Upside Down Christmas Tree Revealed


Like it was a big secret. All I did was google "upside down Christmas tree".

Wikipedia says:
Artificial upside down Christmas trees were first used by retailers in order to better display ornaments, and place more gifts underneath the trees. When customers became interested in purchasing the trees, they were sold to retailers for resale. Their popularity is due in large part to their unconventional appearance, the way Christmas ornaments are more prominantly displayed, and for the space that is created for gifts and other Christmas decorations.

Want one? It'll set you back $600.

Kitty resting at the hideaway. She is one furry beast!

8 comments:

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Surely we can "rig" one up for less than that, right?

Ginnie said...

Man! Who would have thought!! I think I'll keep mine as is. We've never run out of space for presents yet and the ornaments do quite nicely, thank you very much.

Having said that, Mad, I love the added info. :)

Ginnie said...

Man! Who would have thought!! I think I'll keep mine as is. We've never run out of space for presents yet and the ornaments do quite nicely, thank you very much.

Having said that, Mad, I love the added info. :)

Nan said...

Interesting! Have you seen those "half" Christmas trees that fit flat against the wall because the back half is missing? That's something I could use in my small space IF I had a blank wall.

Jodi said...

I thought I'd heard of that. I just keep putting up smaller and smaller trees.

phinner said...

Doncha just love what you can find on a wiki? : .) Sometimes, I like the mystery tho'!

susan d said...

My friend has done this for years and claims it is cat-proof and kid-proof as well as space saving in her very small house.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Too funny! Except that the idea is to be able to put more Christmas gifts under it easily!