I think somewhere in the back of my mind I kind of knew that pink Christmas trees existed, but I’m not sure I had considered how incredibly fabulous they would be in reality (see above). Having just cracked and bought rather a sad little fake tree from Japan Home Stores, I’m now wishing I had planned in advance and ordered either a real tree (via Oliver’s or Ikea) or got a really quality fake one that I won’t be tempted to chuck out as soon as Christmas is done.
I think with a pink tree you’ve got to go with just plain white lights (coloured fairy lights give me the horrors, but it’s hard to find anything else in Hong Kong) and silver and pink baubles. I’m always very sensitive though to peoples’ preferences, because when it comes to Christmas decorations, there are several distinct camps that people tend to fall into, and if you’re in one camp, you pretty much think anything else is awful. Firstly there are the Traditionalists, who think that anything outside of Red, Green and Gold is sacrilege, and who shudder at people who have white (or pink!) glittery trees. Secondly there are the Purists, who like everything to be very natural in tone, will only countenance plain white lights, lots of candles, and Swedish-style tree ornaments. Lastly there are the Fickles (which sounds negative, but isn’t), who change their minds every season and love to switch things up. These are the people who are buying up the lilac Christmas baubles one year, and then deciding everything has to be blue the next year.
I had always thought I was a purist, but now with this new-found lusting after a pink tree, I’m starting to reconsider! If you’d like to buy one for next year (it’s probably a little late for 2009) you can find them here.
Image via Pink Loves Brown.