Monday, January 4, 2016

Was Your Tree Backwards?

I put up a very small lighted Christmas village for the holidays.  I must say it's really not very well done, the cotton batting "snow" is very lumpy... but I digress...

So, the other day, my husband (Eric) found an old red toy truck when he was looking through a box for something.  He showed it to me and I declared it would be just the right thing for my Christmas village, and the scale seemed to fit.

Now, being an observer of many blogs and Pinterest, etc. I saw a LOT of red toy trucks with a tree on the back, used as décor at Christmas time. It seemed to me that most of them had the tree top towards the front of the truck.  So... this is what I did.

I thought it was quite cute.

Apparently, I was wrong because Eric said I had the tree on backwards.  This was not the way to transport a tree, due to the angle of the branches, as they would catch the wind!  (Eric has been in the trucking business for about 40 years.)

I switched the tree around, even though it didn't appeal to my artistic side.

There you go, I said.  He frowned.  "Why is the tree base on top of the cab?" the trucker asked. And why is it not tied down?

I quickly grabbed the nearest elastic band and hurriedly wrapped it around the tree.

This passed inspection, except for one tiny detail.  It would need a red flag on the end (the tip of the tree) because it was hanging off the back of the truck.

Was YOUR tree backwards?

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  1. I think Eric and my father would get along well.
    My dad is an engineer, who, one Christmas while making peppermint ice cream, regaled us all with a 20 minute dissertation on why the recipe that called for 1/4 cup crushed peppermints was NOT specific enough. Were they talking about the particulate measurement of the peppermints pre or post crushing? One had to know! It made a difference!

  2. This sounds so much like an exchange that my husband and I could have had. Love it!

  3. LOL Eric wouldn't cut it as a decorator!! It's a toy - do whatever you want with it!!! I kind of like them thrown into a mason jar with Epsom salts as snow ;)

  4. Ha,ha,ha... I had my tree backward too..ooops...I forgot to tie it down.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

  5. Too funny Julie !
    I actually love the idea of a little red flag on the back !!!

  6. LOL! Just like a man to point that out.

  7. heheheh sooo funny! thanks for a great story Julie (and Eric)


  8. Julie, what a darling post! Oh, men! LOL. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again tonight at Make it Pretty! Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. How funny. Any of those variations would have worked for me, but there are purists in the world. I saw you featured at Kathryn's party over at The Dedicated House. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  10. This gave me a good laugh! He's totally right but c'mon is a toy! Hey, catching up with all your awesomeness!

  11. I have done a Christmas card with paper trucks and cars with trees. But I always tie them down with the trunk in the front. The wind would probably ruin the tree also- LOL!


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