My Christmas tree

My neighbour asked me yesterday to come and look at her Christmas tree. She had just put it up, and was especially proud of her 50-year-old lights, bought the first Christmas after she married. The decorations too she explained were probably as old, and every year it was exciting to unwrap them and remember them from Christmases gone by.

I hope this is how I still feel about Christmas when my lights are fifty years old. I love Christmas, and getting a Christmas tree – real of course for the wonderful smell – is a highlight. There is something about that moment when you open the box of decorations, dragged down from the attic or out of the garage – a whoosh of cold, tinselly air that immediately makes you feel like Christmas.

My decorations are mainly peacock colours, with the addition this year of a small family of squirrels.

What’s your favourite Christmas tree decoration?

"Christmas decoration"


"glass bauble"





  1. 18 December, 2012 / 12:10 pm

    We have a mix of everything. When we were first married, we decorate with what we had and have added ornaments we have either made or received as presents every year. Then we tell the same stories to our kids every year as we decorate about where each ornament came from. I hope you have a great holiday! Kerry

  2. 18 December, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Wow, lovely colours.
    Our tree is purples and silvers/clear. I do like the pale green and creams I’ve seen in some shop displays though. I have a feeling we’ll end up with hideous toddler parts to it, with manic colour clashing.

  3. 18 December, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Lovely tree, where did you get it ;-) I have a mish mash tree full of an assortment of random and not connected ornaments. Hubby wants us to co-ordinate but I love it just the way it is.

  4. 23 December, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    awww gorgeous decorations! We have some decorations that have come out every year, nice to see them and have the memories

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