Now suffice it to say that I loved my Grandmother dearly, and she loved me "a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck." How could there be more? But the metal tree was always bit of a mystery, and after a time she went back to a more traditional Christmas tree, a pine of some type.
In the last few years I have found myself thinking about this tree, wondering about her choice, remembering the color and the sparkle of the needles. As I have become more interested in things mid-century, I have been wanting to bring this tree back to life - well, you know what I mean. So I was on a quest.
My Grandmother Ivey Tuck, sitting on Santa's lap
while visiting my studio during a shoot for Hardee's around 1985.
Santa was played by Dean Shelton.
Do you have any memories of quirky holiday decorations? Maybe family traditions gone awry? Share your stories with us!
Wishing you & yours a happy holiday season!