Hi! Come on in! Thanks for coming over to my place today. I’ve got coffee, Darjeeling tea or PG Tips. What’s your poison?
We are at my place today because I wanted to share my Christmas decorations with you. I’m quite excited. Hugh is running a special feature on what tops your tree, to raise money for the Dog’s Trust. I can’t pass up the opportunity to help out our four legged friends. Please, take a hop and a click to Hugh’s to see his lovely tree topper.
The kettle’s boiled. Let’s top up our mugs and move to the sitting room.
This is our special tree for this year. Standing atop its leafy green limbs is a golden star. It has taken us years to find the perfect topper and we are quite content with this simple but sparkly star. The tinsel gets a bit higgledy piggeldy towards the bottom because darling Henry finds it amusing to amble under the lower branches and nibble at the twigs! His waggle tail can take out half a coffee table’s onboard contents so do watch your cup.
Everyone in my family has a special ornament to hang on the tree. This is mine, a little snowman sitting on a red sleigh. My favourite ornaments are the lovely big red baubles. They have velvety embossed patterns that give a sumptuous feel to the tree.
The nativity set was assembled by my youngest daughter this year. I hope she knows where baby Jesus is because last year it turned into an Elf on the Shelf scenario with the kids hunting for him amongst the decorations! Not quite the religious feel we were going for. I did tell them that’s how the three wise men felt when they went in search of the prophecy. I think they were more amused with my elf on the shelf analogy.
I’m wondering what your tree looks like. What’s your favourite part of the tree assembly – the decor or sitting and admiring the lights once it is done?
I think the kettle is still warm. Shall we refresh our drinks and rustle around for some mince pies? I think it’s safe to say Henry is tuckered out from playing with the tree!