Sunday, 13 December 2009

O Christmas Tree!

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!

13 comments:

Rebecca said...

we had one of those corn angels, and lots of the lttle scandinavian style ornaments, some of which I have in my house now. your tree looks lovely!x

read me... said...

We got our tree today, an enormous Scotch pine... it is resting nicely ready for decorating tomrrow. I'm hoping that it will bring with it a festive feeling as I'm not quite there yet!!

read me... said...

oh, and it's hard to pick a favourite decoration, I love my glass toadstools, my Royal Copenhagen mega fluted bauble and a pair of white Wedgewood baubles which a dear friend gave us for a Christmas present...

Laura said...

Nath, you definitely have the best decorations! I want to come and celebrate at yours now.
Thanks for missing me lovely girl. You've re-inspired me to get back even with our dodgy internet connection! feel like a big chunk of me has gone missing. x

TheMadHouse said...

We gather a new ornement every year, it is just wonderful to have so much that means so much on the tree. I agree about it getting easier, please can we have a pic of the whole tree now.

Nina said...

Show us the tree in all its glory then Nath! Ours went up yesterday and will hopefully stay that way despite Beryl (the cat) dancing manically underneath!

Annie said...

this is so funny! wait til you see the photos of my tree, its all little wooden ornaments like yours! i love them, don't you wish they all came to life when you went to bed? i used to think about it all the time as a kid. i love the sweet little mouse too.

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

Oh, how lovely.

Does it surprise you that our Christmas tree is covered in birds?

I've also got a Swedish angel candle thingy, that rings bells once the candles are lit. Does that make sense?
xx

melissa said...

thank you for sharing your favourite decorations- they're all so lovely! i know just what you mean about really appreciating new and burgeoning traditions. x

Alex said...

I love all our baubles but the ones my husband and I had as favours at our winter wedding a few years back always take pride of place. I hope that they will be hung on trees around the land too, with the receipients remembering our lovely day!

nath said...

thanks everyone - i'd love to have a gander at all your trees!

St├ęphanie said...

So lovely !

Conversation Pieces said...

My fav ornament is a paper and glitter Xmas star my little sis made for me when I was 18 and she was 10. It takes pride of place at the top of my tree every year!

Our xmas tradition is to watch all our christmassy movies in the countdown to xmas!