Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas tree(s)


Well, interpretations of Christmas trees. 

We don't have a traditional tree because a) we have an inquisitive toddler and b) I have an allergy. So in the interests of keeping the baubles intact and my not spending the beginning of 2014 on steroids and all kinds of medication, we've got a few alternatives.


First up: the kitchen. No fairy lights in the twigs I collected and decorated, but lots of colourful baubles. Matt, shiny, glittery. Understated? No. Cheery? Most definitely.



I reserved the gold ones for the living room. I'm back on gold after many years of preferring silver. So a few bare branches with little gold baubles. For some reason it remind me of the nursery rhyme 'I Had a Little Nut Tree'.


We have lots of candles and fairy lights on the go too. And I have to say, I don't think the house suffers for the lack of a tree. 

As well as adorned twigs and branches there are bits of greenery in vases and a kitsch little tinsel tree in the bedroom.


And the paperwhites have come good, just in time for Christmas. They look beautiful and smell lovely too.

Hope you're enjoying your home comforts as much as we are.

19 comments:

  1. Love it all. Merry Christmas to you Jay and Joe and many thanks for your lovely blog which has brought me joy all year
    Sue x

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    1. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for your comments and wise words - they helped me no end.
      See you in 2014 x

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  2. Beautiful decorations. Have a super Christmas and a brilliant 2014
    N
    Xx

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    1. You too! Eat, drink and be merry :) x

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  3. Love those alternative trees. (I don't love the more traditional one here with its droopy, bauble shedding branches). Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Hello! I do love a real tree and maybe we'll get one next year - I'll just be very careful handling it. I have to say though, I don't miss the worry of it drying out before Christmas or the needles getting everywhere!
      A very merry Christmas to you too x

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  4. Oh I love all your beautiful baubles and branches, I agree you can totally get away without a tree. I hope you and your loved ones have a very festive Christmas with joyous time together xox Penny

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    1. You too! Nice to 'meet' you this year - and see you in the next x

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  5. It looks beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thank you - and I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year x

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  6. Lovely baubles! Merry Christmas.

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    1. Paperchase did me proud - all those colours in one little box!
      Merry Christmas to you and your family x

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  7. lovely decorations, very Christmassy! love that chalkboard too :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm already planning my January board - no doubt there'll be a few resolutions chalked up on it too!

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  8. It all looks so pretty! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too. Hope you have a nice, restful time with plenty of good food and company x

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  9. We're rocking the twig thing here too ... mostly white shiny baubles on ours, with a touch of red and gold ... I rather like not having to worry about pine needles getting everywhere.

    Hope you had a fabulous Christmas x

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    1. We did! I hope yours was wonderful too...

      Your twigs sound lovely. No doubt we'll have to have a real tree at some point (for Joe) but it is liberating not having to hoover all those pine needles up. In fact, the year before last I spent much of my time in a panic - the tree was pretty crispy and sad-looking way before the Big Day!

      Enjoy New Year in Wales x

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  10. I like the idea of decorating twigs with baubles, it creates such a magical effect!

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