Oh Christmas Tree

In the box

In the box

It’s that time of the year again and over the weekend we put up our tree.

Step One

Step One

I’m not a fan of real trees and all the mess they leave behind. Also what do you do with them afterwards?

Step Two

Step Two

It’s not like you can throw them on the fire when it’s 34 degrees celsius. At least a man-made tree can be recycled each year.

Step Three

Step Three

It comes in a long box which is stored underneath the house for 11 months of the year. I go a bit crazy on decorations and like to steer away from the traditional red and green.

Step Four

Step Four

It’s always a decision as to what colours to use. This year my daughter decided on purple, blue and silver. So out came the boxes of those decorations (I have a box for each colour).

Santa's Helpers (??)

Santa's Helpers (??)

The dogs and I put up the tree and then Sophie came and hung the baubles and other decorations.

DSC01403 When we lived in Hong Kong, a pop-up shop would appear each November full of beautiful decorations from the Philippines and other places. I’d never seen anything like it before or since.

DSC01401 So after a few hours, a cocktail and some carols playing, our tree is up for 2009.

Ta-da

Ta-da

Now I just have to finish the shopping and start the wrapping. I like everything co-ordinated so will have to find some blue, purple and/or silver paper, ribbon and gift tags. I also need to find a silver something for the top of the tree. I have a gold angel and a hot pink star but neither of those suit this year’s colours.

What colours are you putting on your tree this year?

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Comments

  1. Hello, nice tree, in norway its not normal too have plastic treen:)
    my tree is not redy, but next weekend it will ready….
    thaks for your comment, have a beautiful christmas time.

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