Decorating the tree
Have you decorated your tree yet?
|A tree I spotted in the vintage market|
They are so beautifully decorated and lots of money is raised, a mother with her son followed me. The little boy was looking at all the trees in awe, and he enjoyed putting money in the charity boxes placed below his favourite trees. There was even a tree filled with decorations made from egg boxes and covered with foil - that me made me smile remembering these decorations on our trees in the past. The trees will be on display until 15th December at Bridport United Church if you are in the area.
The one above on the left was for the Somerset and Dorset Air ambulance - can you see the yellow helicopters? The one of the right was sea themed so I had to take a picture!
After all that inspiration I just had to come home and put up our tree too! What is the oldest decoration on your tree? I have a few baubles that date back to the 70's (not pictured). Our newest decoration was baubles given to us at my nephews wedding a few days before Christmas last year which we will treasure and bring out each year (also not easy to see in the picture.)
I then made some homemade mince pies using CT's recipe they were delicious. That plate looks a bit empty! My husband had gone to watch Plymouth play football and he was lucky there were still a few left when he got home! I will have to make another batch before Father Christmas appears.
Hope your preparations for Christmas are going smoothly.
PS. Many of you have been commenting about the paper tree. I saw a similar idea on the internet last year, and went to a jumble sale and bought a book.However, I found that I couldn't bear to damage the book and tried to do it with a small magazine instead ,which wasn't quite so sturdy! If you would like to try and make one follow this link here.