Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Arbor Day

It is The Day We Celebrate TREES!

I LOVE Trees!

I cannot imagine living without them!

I even hug them!

I also make these balsam fir aromatic sachets from thrift shop wool clothing...upcycling!

I recently completed a special order for a Maine Wedding.  75 of my Trees Sachets ~~~ A FOREST!

Fir Trees  <----Link to Trees in my 15% with coupon code INJOY15 until April 30th

There is a funny little back story about these trees.  I made them for a holiday gift several years before I even started with Etsy.  When I opened my Etsy Shop I thought they would be a great way to celebrate Arbor Day.  So I made up a bunch.  They started to sell.  Then one day   little old me got this email (as well as an official letter) from the company  that make those tree shaped auto air freshener <---- I am not supposed to use this phrase!  Mine aren't even pine trees ~~~ They're Fir Trees!  

Including the wedding order I have only sold a few over 100....somehow I don't feel like I am a threat.  Anyways, I changed my tags and had a great belly laugh!

Dear Deborah,

I have received the pine tree-shaped automotive air freshener you mailed to me.  I actually work for the legal department at CAR-FRESHNER Corporation, which is the manufacturer of the famous LITTLE TREES air fresheners, and I was buying a sample of your product to check out exactly what you are selling.  You see, we have several trademark registrations protecting the pine tree-shape for air fresheners, so I wanted to make sure you were actually selling pine tree-shaped air fresheners before I contacted you. 

Unfortunately, we must ask you to remove any reference on your Etsy store that indicates that this product is an “Auto Air Freshener” or any other kind of air freshener.  Even if we didn’t want to ask you to do this, trademark law requires that we protect our pine tree-shape.  If we don’t protect our shape, not only could we lose our trademarks, but other people would think they could use it too.  We have no issue with you advertising this product as an ornament, but we would appreciate if you would modify your product description to exclude air fresheners. 

I appreciate your cooperation and would be happy to send you some samples of our most popular LITTLE TREES air fresheners for your enjoyment.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me or call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX.

Best regards,

Meanwhile back to TREE LOVE!


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Source: Poetry (August 1913).


  1. Your little trees are so cute! I love that they're recycled, too. How funny that the car air freshener people tracked you down to stop you from using that tag. At least they were pretty nice about it.

    1. Yes they were very nice...they even sent me a bunch of samples of their product...but I like mine better!

      Thanks for checking out my blog! Best, debOrah