Tuesday, 12 December 2006

got the tree

It is really hard to photograph a christmas tree, so here is a tiny bit. I need to do some work on it, I let the children put on all the decorations, and they did a pretty good job, but this year I wanted the tree to be really bright colours, previously it has been folky/red but i am feeling a bit bored of that for this year. I got new coloured lights though, and have plans for a few new homemade baubles (its ages until christmas yet isn't it??....). When I get round to that I will try again to do it justice with a full length shot, its a pretty nice tree and has taken over my 12 foot square room.

In the mean time I thought I would share with you some of my oldest and newest christmas decorations.

This nativity set used to be my Grandmas. I dont know how old it is, its plastic but probably some of the earliest plastic. I love it for many sentimental reasons, she used to wait until I visited (she lived the other side of the country) so that I could get it out with her and we would arrange all the little figures. It is well worn, the sheep are not original but I remember her adding them in one year so they are probably at least 20 years old too. One of the angels has lost her wings, and baby Jesus is loosing his paint, but it still has pride of place in my front room (well out of the reach of little fingers for now)

And these are my newest additions, christmas limited edition Sonny Angels. pretty cute arent they, I especially love the reindeer one, so cute. They are small, only about 3 1/2 inches, and have travelled all the way from Hong Kong via Ebay, I love the internet!!!

Back to my tree for a moment, I found lots of these in my decorations, do you think I should paint them bright??


Ali said...

I had a bizarre urge for a bright tree this year, but have resisted. So I say paint 'em. Let me live vicariously!

Anonymous said...

I love colourful trees, so paint them!!

Lindsey said...

Grandma's nativity looks lovely and well loved. Your tree is lovely. Did it come from the shop down the hill?

African Kelli said...

Pretty, pretty tree! And are those little angels anatomically correct? That cracks me up!

Anonymous said...

Hannah, have those little angels got willies? It looks like!