Christmas is coming...

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
Please to put a penny in the old man's hat;
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny then God bless you!
I've been busily stitching away at more embroidered pictures for Christmas gifts over the last few days, and I thoroughly intented to photograph them to share with you.
However, I spent this afternoon decorating my Christmas tree and wrapping presents, only to wrap the embroideries without photographing them!
You'll therefore have to accept photos of my Christmas tree instead.
I love our tree.  It's a really nice narrow one, so you can put it in the corner of the room and still be able to walk through the doors and see the TV etc, rather than having to push past or peer through the branches. 
I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas decorations, I like red and gold.  A few years ago I did purple and copper which was lovely, and I might return to that in the future, but as you can see, red and gold suits the decor in our lounge well. 
I have a few "feature" decorations among the standard round baubles, this is one of my favourites, a little metal bird. 
I have three of these, from good old Marks and Spencer last year.  I do like things in odd numbers, which is why I'm a little disappointed to only have 2 of these tree baubles. 
They were from Ikea, also last year, and sold in boxes of 2.  I didn't want too many, but I'd have liked one more!  
How do you decorate your tree?  Traditional or modern?  The same every year?  I'd love to know! 


  1. We mix it up - when the kids were small the tree had everything but the kitchen sink on it! Now we tend to have a colour theme (my daughter is very particular about it!) but certain ornaments are always on it - the little named stockings, 2 very plump cherubs, salt dough ornaments we made over 20 years ago which are getting very fragile now. My favourite is a very scary looking salt dough snowman A made when she was about 3 - I hang him proudly at the front, A shoves him round the back. Sadly, at 21 years old he's seen better days so we're having to be really careful with him :)

    1. Aw, how lovely. I don't think I'd be very good at decorating a Christmas tree if I had children - I'm a bit too keen on things matching! Couldn't have all these random decorations - I'd have to hide them at the back. ;-)


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