Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Tis the Season and all that...

So I finally got the Christmas Tree and decorations up. I more or less let the kids go for it this year with the tree (I'm usually a colour co-ordinated control freak), because the old eye was giving me jip, and the thought of sticking my eye with an artificial pine tree branch made my toes curl. (I know it should be real, but a couple of years ago, I got this poor looking thing from the warehouse, and its sort of stuck around). Anyway I just handed it over to the Busy kids and told them to knock themselves out. I picked up these fairy baubles from Spotlight last year. Three boxes of 24 knocked down from $25.00 to just $1.00 a box. Totally doesn't go with the colour scheme, but this year it just didn't seem to matter. Christmas carols belting out, and the kids doing the tree without me taking over the whole show looks like it might be the way to go!

Pauline bought me this decoration. I just wish I looked as good!!

And this fairy at the top of the tree is something my Mum bought me about 20 years ago. I have tried to give her a bit of a makeover over the years but she still doesn't manage that sophisticated look a lot of fairies have. Trouble is Mum passed away 5 years ago, and I cannot bear to part with the little bedraggled fairy now. I know what my Mum would say.

She would say, "Oh Elizabeth chuck her out and just go and get a new one."

But I can't. So she stays.

Then I had these sticks in a vase. (My sister Pauline sticks sticks in a vase and they look amazing. You should see her Christmas deco's. They are out of this world!)

Anyway I let the kids loose on those and then chucked the rest of the baubles in a glass jar and bowl, and they look quite nice when the sun shines on them...


Anonymous said...

Those Busy hands made a great job of decorating the tree. I'm trying to get my kids motivated but they keep fobbing me off. Your house is looking very festive :-)

Joanna said...

Wow what a bargain on the ornaments!! I'm with you - keep the little fairy thingy from your Mum. It's quite lovely:) Hope your eye is feeling better!