I've heard of people collecting vintage artificial Christmas trees. I once watched a tv interview with a woman who had collected dozens of them (yes, full-sized), including real Victorian feather trees and quite a few 60s-era aluminum trees in several colors. She had a large home and was displaying at least one tree in every room! I think that was on an old episode of Martha Stewart, but I can't be sure of that.
I technically have two artificial trees, myself: One tabletop white tree, which you can see in all of my ornament photos, and one full-sized pre-lit green tree which sits in the front room. I hadn't really thought of collecting any more trees, until I saw this fabulous embroidered tree at my local thrift store.
This leads me to think it was a trend at that time. Anyone else have a tree like this? I'd like to see it. Post some photos on your blog and create a back link to this one, would you? Your links will be displayed at the end of this post.