The one disadvantage of going to England for ten days at the beginning of December is that all the jobs that need to be done in time for Christmas have to be condensed down in to a very few days, like getting our Christmas tree decorated. We decided to go out on Saturday to get it, by the time we had run all our other errands it was dark, and of course, it was snowing.
Here is my husband in the snow with our selected tree strapped onto the car. The big disadvantage of buying a tree in a snow storm is that you end up taking an awful lot of snow in to the house with you! Our tree stood and dripped in the kitchen for a few hours. After it had produced a small lake on the floor we finally moved into its 'official' spot and left it over night to settle in. In the morning we were pleasantly surprised to see we had actually managed to pick quite a nice one in spite of the the dark and the snow storm!
So yesterday was spent decorating it (one of my favorite tasks). I love rediscovering all the decorations each year and remembering where we bought them and why. Finally our belated tree is dressed and looking beautiful.
My collection of vintage Santas have taken up residence.........
My ursine nativity is in place................
And my Christmas Steiff Bears are hiding in the vegetation...........
When I came out of hospital last month I needed something to keep me occupied so I tried making some 'alternative' Christmas trees, here they are.
Then I made a little silver corner...........
And brightened up my fir cone basket.........
Now it feels like Christmas at home and I can enjoy looking out on the snow in the park and feeling festive. Just one snag, I haven't wrapped any of the Christmas presents yet! It never ends!
Photo Credits - CJT and Dominick V
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