We got our tree this weekend from a farm nearby. So, yesterday we got out all the boxes of squirreled away decorations and fancies and dressed our tree. We listened to A Charlie Brown Christmas whilst doing so and drank hot chocolate. It was lovely.
I have amassed a nice little collection of ornaments now, picked up here and there. We have a few homemade ones too. It has become increasingly reassuring to dress the tree in more or less the same style over these past three Christmases. It feels like establishing tradition, I always tie lengths of red lace to the branches in bows. I can't help it.
Here are a few of my favourite ornaments -
Woven corn angel
Perhaps my most favourite is this little mouse dressed up as Santa. He has been lovingly handmade with the tiniest stitches. He's a delight.
Tarnished gold. Lovely.
Touches of fairy tale.
This year's fairy on top of the tree. She has the sweetest face.
I have quite a lot of these Scandinavian wooden decorations. They're naive and folky.
This is a beautiful handmade (not by me sadly) corn star.
Do you have a favourite Christmas decoration or bauble? Have you got your own little traditions in your family? Tell all!
*UPDATE* you can see all of the tree - here!