This year, we got a real one!
And we got it local, (hands an apple to Annie)
from my favourite garden centre: Bunkers Hill Garden Shop
I don't know what kind it was.
We couldn't spend too long being picky.
But I LOVE it.
I'm just hoping that she'll make it to Christmas- the needles are dropping now when replacing ornaments that have been knocked off.
Not long now.
Trainspotting under the tree is a favourite pastime.
I made this Styrofoam beauty many, many years ago.
Paperchase does Christmas so well.
(Couple of years old)
I decked the halls with tree offcuts from the garden centre.
I'm no pro at this kind of thing, but it was fun to try.
Hubby did the lights.
Our first, old tree stands on the left. This was our tree about 8/9 years ago. After that, we went fake for fear of abuse from dogs/kids.
Blurry Pampas Grass at night.
I feel short.
While I am out admiring the lights, I get pretentious with an arty farty shot of the lights reflecting on the wet car.
A new ornament in process.
I think it needs some bling.
Tree is positioned in prime viewing position from the sofa.
One finds that it is always nice to have a bit of a cheese board at Christmas.
In the fireplace is the yule log.
I couldn't resist this little Charlie Brown tree for £5 from our local.
This one is in our bedroom.
I grabbed a big heap of clothes and stuffed animals off the chair and dumped them out of the shot to pretend that it is always tidy.
But it looks strangely impersonal to me now.
It's not though.
The chair is from Hubby's family.
The suitcase was found in the loft of a house we were living in in Belgium years ago.
It doesn't open easily and contains treasure from my teen years in the form of doodled-on notebooks and letters.
I stuck the tree in a panetonne tin for now. I know it's not a perfect fit. But it will do.
And when I glance from my pillow, mid sleep, it will probably look like this.
Bokeh with the eyes.
Thank you Annie for hosting such a fun linky. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
See you next year!
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