Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Tree

Here's our Christmas tree. It's a living tree, standing in a pot of soil and after the Christmas season it will go back to Crafty Green Boyfriend's mum's garden to return to our flat for the next few Christmases until it becomes too big.

I've decorated it with a variety of items, including a number of odd earrings and a Christmas star made from felted shed fur and red seed beads from our old rabbit Anya.

(The photo's not brilliant because the light isn't great today!)

and for Kat, a close up of the star, though it doesn't want to sit straight for the camera!



I don't know about you, but this year I've been particularly annoyed this year by the number of companies and charities doing '12 Days of Christmas' campaigns and giveaways, starting on the 1 December or sometimes 12 days before Christmas day. In fact, the Twelve Days start on Christmas Day and end on Epiphany, celebrating the arrival of the wise men, which is on 6 January (or 5 January in some traditions). We're currently in the season of Advent, or anticipation of Christmas, which these days most people celebrate by buying more stuff than they need.

As ever, red text contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more.

10 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

You said it, Juliet!
Your tree looks lovely, and I bet it smells divine! Would love to see a close-up shot of that star.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love your tree and I think it's perfect :)

A Cuban In London said...

I agree with you 100%. Great post.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you and your family.

Greetings from London.

speedyrabbit said...

so Sweet!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I get annoyed with all the advertising about Christmas Juliet - that is not what it is about and it makes it so difficult for parents who are hard up.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

My former Christmas tree is now planted in the garden in the countryside.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty tree, it is nice to have a baled tree that you can plant after Christmas. Our first Christmas tree in this house is in our front yard and is taller than the house. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mary said...

Lovely tree! :)

TexWisGirl said...

sweet that you use a living tree. :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice tree. IT will be fun to watch it expand! Our yard has four very large conifers that all once were Christmas trees! I cut a few boughs each year for a wreath to hang by the door. Smells divine. Looks fine - very festive.