Today's adventure to Sack's in Belgrade got me my first faux christmas tree (with the lights built in!) for 5 smackers, and some red bulbs for 75 cents. I'd been wanting a small tree to hang like a lamp for a little while, and it worked out real well i thought. I fun treat for a small apartment.
Turns out you can buy an "inverted" tree at my (least) favorite store Hammacher Schlemmer. Well, they are sold out now, but you used to be able to.
And more searching shows that luxist.com showed an upside down tree just a few weeks ago. Weird! And how about npr calling it the latest rage!
I swear I never heard of doing it before! Which is actually due to a lack of proper historical knowledge... apparently retailers used to do it to save valuable floor space. Which is the same reasoning that brought me to do it. So here here for upside down trees. Finally, about.com has a full report (looks like in response to anyone claiming that this is a new thing...)
I love the internet.