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Does anyone have a Timbatree? I am seriously considering one this year

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Wiifitmama Sat 15-Nov-14 17:36:48

I am fed up of spending £50 on a tree every year and then throwing it away. I hate the mess but don't like fake trees. I saw a timbatree in Planet Organic today and loved it. I love the idea of reusing it every year. I love the wooden styling. But I would love to hear of anyone that has one and whether you like it?

CharlesRyder Sat 15-Nov-14 17:46:02

Nice for an adult household I think.

Would it be a bit sad for little kids not to have a more traditional tree though?

MisForMumNotMaid Sat 15-Nov-14 17:51:59

timbaree gallery link. I like it. Quite a lot. Its sort of minimalist. I like the idea of having a branch for each family member.

I think the decoration would take some planning but theres no reason more holes couldn't be added so you could thread the lights through and suspend decorations etc.

Wiifitmama Sat 15-Nov-14 17:52:21

We are not an adult household. Three boys aged 6, 10, and 13. Not sure what they would say. Haven't shown them yet.

Wiifitmama Sat 15-Nov-14 17:54:14

We have a very eclectic set of decorations. We have a tradition of buying one each fur each child every year. Some are personalised. Some not. I don't see why you can't just hang the decorations over the branch with a long string or ribbon.

bryonyelf Sat 15-Nov-14 17:59:09

Why don't you buy a living, potted tree?

Wiifitmama Sat 15-Nov-14 19:27:02

We have considered a potted tree before but were worried we would kill it! Spoke with the kids...they prefer the idea of a real tree but I am leaning to the timbatree. I think we may have come up with a compromise. Big timbatree then two small (inexpensive) potted trees - one each side. Then we cn experiment with keeping them alive during the year but if we fail, it won't cost too much.

Misty9 Sat 15-Nov-14 19:43:24

We bought a potted tree and used it for three years before planting it outside when it needed too big a pot. And we kill anything green usually grin
I'm fighting a losing battle against getting a fake one this year sad

Wiifitmama Sat 15-Nov-14 21:22:01

Good to know we may have success with the potted ones,but I think we are still going to get a timbatree smile

elQuintoConyo Sat 15-Nov-14 21:58:28

Oh, I love it! So clean, so fuss free. It would look great in my minimalist house - in my head grin Couldn't see a price, but would love to get one for our landing.

poolomoomon Sat 15-Nov-14 22:19:12

Oh I like it as a cake stand! Looks beautiful... Couldn't have it as the actual tree though but then, I'm a bit of a traditionalist like that. I can see your reasoning, for me it's real tree or nothing though. It's a bit bare for my liking. To each their own though!

Jux Sat 15-Nov-14 22:23:15

Oh, I'm sorry, I don't like it at all. The cake stand's all right, but as a substitute for a Xmas tree, no.

snice Sat 15-Nov-14 22:24:18

I find it a bit depressing actually-the whole tidy minimalist thing doesnt do it for me at Christmas. Sorry

Wiifitmama Sat 15-Nov-14 22:41:43

I am a total minimalist. But you should see our tree normally. FULL of decorations. It would look nothing like the ones in the pictures once we were done with it grin

Floggingmolly Sat 15-Nov-14 22:46:40

That is awful!! It's like those terribly earnest, worthy wooden kids toys that adults think are so tasteful, but kids think are crap.

Methe Sat 15-Nov-14 22:47:14

Blimy.. That's not for me it looks like Jenga and about a unfestive as is possible to be.

MakeMeJumpIntoTheAir Sun 16-Nov-14 08:17:43

I want a rustic branchy type tree this year, the sort that look good with natural hessian-ish type decs - anyone know of an online store for these? I don't have room for a real tree - and I want a break from tradition - new life, new style!

Merrylegs Sun 16-Nov-14 08:24:47

Ha, that cake stand! My dog would actually think it was Christmas - 'don't mind if I do' .The easter tree is pretty though. Christmas wise, it looks nice lit up, but a bit sad unlit.

Anyexcuse Sun 16-Nov-14 08:33:00

I'm almost certain paperchase are selling these this year. Worth a look just to see it in real life. I like it but can't persuade the rest of the family.

minkymuskyslyoldstoaty Sun 16-Nov-14 08:54:03

saw some pot ones yesterday now they are not cheap.

medium ones about 50£

i do agree with the waste aspect of a real one each year, yet when it comes to the day we always get one.

i don't like this Wickes style tree op. looks like off cuts.smile

Wiifitmama Sat 20-Dec-14 12:12:37

Just a quick update. We went for the timbatree in the end and put it up today. We all love it!!

AbbyCadabby Sat 20-Dec-14 12:25:04

I love it!

Wiifitmama Sat 20-Dec-14 13:11:14

Thank you! Us too!

Gatekeeper Sat 20-Dec-14 13:18:54

you have a metal gecko on your wall..that is not minimalist wink

Wiifitmama Sat 20-Dec-14 13:53:58

True! Our walls are far from minimalist but I do like surfaces to be clear!

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