Monday, 12 December 2011

Herewith our tree

It is 6' tall, and although artificial, looks quite authentic as it has branches made up of three different styles of 'spruce' which include knobbly brown bits that resemble embryo cones!

It is very much a memory tree, having baubles ranging from our first Christmas together to another for DS's first Christmas. There are baubles that have been inherited from my in-laws which range in era from the 1940's to the 1970's. We have just a few from our little school that recently closed, as well as hand-made ones by DS. and friends. 

There are 3 fairies that we rotate each year. The current one on the top is our first year, another is from when we went through a blue period (in the dining room along with) the third one which is an inherited one from the 50's or 60's.

The next photograph was taken by me lying underneath our ceiling light, trying to get a photograph of yet more inherited paper decorations ranging from the 50's to 60's. These are now very fragile and we have to rotate them (we have around 12) to try and make them last longer.

Other decorations are up but as I said yesterday, don't want to reveal them so it is a surprise for when DS., FDiL. and S. come for the New Year. S. will see three different trees this year, her first Christmas (she was only 3 weeks old for the last one). Her mama says she is most perplexed by the room changing.


  1. Lovely tree and there's nothing artificial about it. All the memories are real and that's all that counts
    Love and Hugs
    Debbie x

  2. Your tree looks lovely. I love a mix of old and new decorations and some of ours belonged to my mum and dad when they first married and tonys mum and dad. We still try and get a couple of new ones each year that take our fancy to add to our collection

  3. It's a beautiful tree, and it is so nice that the decorations are memories too. I like that :)

  4. your tree looks wonderful. i love mixing of old and new decorations.
    have a nice day,


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