Every year we get a living tree for Christmas from Crafty Green Boyfriend's Mum. We choose the tree from her garden and bring it back in a pot to have in the flat until the end of the 12 days of Christmas* when it returns to her garden to possibly be used as a Christmas tree another year or to eventually be planted out.
This is this year's tree:
It's slightly wonky (so I had to be careful not to put too many decorations on the wrong side!) but very pretty and nicely scented. I've decorated it with decorations including vintage bird decorations from long ago, some snowflakes that I was sent by a charity that I support, a whole load of odd earrings and a slightly damaged necklace that in the right light looks a bit like a string of Christmas lights
We also have a couple of jars of winter greenery scattered around the living room, this greenery again comes from Crafty Green Boyfriend's Mum's garden. The jar below is simply a coffee jar with some reused Christmas paper wrapped round it.
* (that is on Epiphany, the 6 January, also known as Twelfth Night (there's a clue in the name there!) I never understand why so many companies do 12 Days of Christmas promotions that start 12 days before Christmas!).
That's so much better and less wasteful than getting anew one evry year as my folks do - I don't bother!
That's a great idea with the decorations. Not bothered here with a tree for a long time. We have a crib we've being getting down for 40 years now and we put Xmas cards on the wall. We get them down on twelfth night. It annoys me that my neighbours get rid of their decorations on new years day or even earlier.
Great you use a tree from the garden, we also try to use the same tree several years, and it usually succeeds until it is too big to dig it out for the house, then we buy a knew one.
Wish you a Merry Christmas!
Two of our "replanted" trees are 40 feet tall now!!! Lots of birds and such in those. Always a great idea - and yours done up so nice.
Great ideas here.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all good things for 2017
All the best Jan
How lovely! Daisy is happily climbing our fake one! She wants to go outside.
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