but here's my favorite tree...I cut a ten foot stick tree from the woods...then tacked it to this beam.
the beam sits in the foyer...Its a four foot section of a floor support that was removed from the house during the renovation...the contruction folks tossed it on the trash pile...I snatched it to safety, cleaned it up, added
levelers and it is a permenent item in my house.
it is hard to see in the photo, but I dressed the stick tree with old metal & crystal icecycles,
gold dipped acorns and tiny ornaments.
I did the same thing on the console on the opposite wall...
a Xmas tree treatment not for everyone...but it works for me!