December 19, 2014
Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches. I still remember singing this song at school and have sung it more than once since putting ours up this year. It’s a true feast to my eyes this year, full of memories, traditions and of course sweets.
The last few years our tree hasn’t been half as good. When we lived in our flat we had so little room that we nearly didn’t have a tree. But I kicked up such a fuss (I’m such a kid) that my husband went out and returned with a pencil tree. It was normal hight but really really really narrow lol. It looked fab in our flat but a bit daft in our new house last year. Even more so as I only dressed the top, pesky toddlers!
So this year we have a lovely new tree, and some lovely new decorations. I’ve got some old ones too and even some home made ones.
I had to buy some new baubles this year, I had bought teeny tiny ones a few years back for the pencil tree and you wouldn’t notice them on our new tree. I bought a pack from my studio catalog in green, red and gold. I wanted a new traditional theme and I adore them. Some are shiny, some are glittery and they have come in serval different sizes. I’ve purposely put the small ones right at the top and the biggest on the lower branches, and I think it looks fab.
I own six hand painted glass baubles in the same traditional colors that have been stored for a few years. It’s so lovely to have them back out on show, I’ve had these for years and I love them. These are also all on the top half of the tree, nor worth the risk for me putting them low down.
I have these two gold glitter birds which clip on to the tree. I bought them this January in the sale and they look perfect sitting either side of Tia’s angel.
Tias angel, this is made from wood and I had it made for her for her first Christmas. I wanted something that could go on the tree every year, this is its third year and I’ll be adding a new one next year.
The highest bauble which hangs above Tias angel is my newest bauble ordered from Feather in a bauble. The white feather inside says The Finn bringing the family tree together. You can choose the ribbon and writing colour, I love it.
How cute are these personalised family decorations I ordered from my studio catalog? They make me smile so much.
But not as much as this beauty does! Tias first ever home made Christmas decoration that she made at her grandparents house. This will be treasured forever.
This year I attempted home made decorations for the first time ever, these were my felt creations and I’m super proud of them.
Tias first Christmas bauble will always be welcome on our family tree.
And last but not at all least is my beautiful fairy which I bought from past times years ago. I had searched for years looking for a beautiful angel, most had super scary faces. This one is beautiful and sits proudly on top looking over us all.
I also have candy canes on the tree which we have in hot chocolate drinks over the Christmas period.
I’ve been searching for a pretty pink or purple star to add to my tree for baby Tilda, I think I’m going to make one sillier to the yellow star I made Tia.
What do you have on your tree? Do you change your decorations yearly or do you stick to the same ones.