Friday, 16 December 2011

joy to the world

 I couldn't very well leave you with the creepy Christmas!
This year we have bought an artificial tree*.
After a couple of years of real Christmas tree allergies,
we have succumbed.
I do love a real tree...
...however I'm really loving the flexibility of our new one.
That and the fact that it doesn't need watering!!






 I have quite an eclectic mix of decorations..
maybe a little on the crazy side, 
and ever so slightly reminding me of ELF.
(which I watched yesterday whilst teaching Karen to crochet)
There is still plenty of tweaking time and I'm off to 
Winchester Christmas market today,
so there may well be more decs to come...
...I'm thinking something santa-ish.

*Christmas tree john lewis

22 comments:

All things nice... said...

Your tree is really beautiful, we haven't put ours up yet here. Lots of snow today which has hampered my shopping plans. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas

All things nice...

Nicky said...

Lovely - your tree and your decorations! It all looks so festive and tidy! Or is it just this corner??

Janine said...

It's beautiful! Love that you don't have tinsel. one day when I have sole tree rights my tree will be elegant like this!

Mary said...

I want to come and sip a hot toddy next to the fire! The tree is so sweet. Have fun on your shopping trip :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful tree Clare!
We have an artificial one too due to lack of space but I also love a real tree. We found we had to cut off so much of it to fit it in, shame really.
Isn't Elf so funny, no matter how many times you watch it. :)
Enjoy the market and have a lovely weekend,
Vivienne x

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Lovely pictures! How did you manage to capture so much light at this time of year?!

Love the gingerbread man garland... very sweet :-)

Victoria said...

Your tree looks fantastic. We have a real tree but I am beginning to wish we didn't!

Diane said...

Love your tree! It all looks really festive - and I loved the creepy christmas decs on your previous post. Thanks for my snowflake which arrived today - its now on my tree. xxxxxxxx

VintageVicki said...

Your tree is looking great :) Our JL tree is on its 16th Christmas and still going strong - well worth the investment :)

Catherine said...

your tree looks fabulous. We all have tree allergies too and always have an artificial one

two bones and a bagle said...

Did you hear that!!! With you on the Elf love. I also ADORE your angel. Enjoy your christmas Debs x

Dotty Peach said...

Your room looks lovely so festive. I love your tree. Have a good Christmas xx

Simone said...

Your tree is lovely Clare with all the home made decorations. There's a lotta love in that tree! x

Serenata said...

Your Christmas tree and decorations look great! We have for the first time ever got a real Christmas tree this year. Picked it up today, will decorate it tomorrow.

Lisa said...

Your tree is just beautiful. You arebecoming quit ethe crochet mistress aren't you?!
I hope to get to Winchester one day next week. Was it good?
Lisa x

Fi said...

Ours is artificial too, except I haven't even put it up yet!

I did watch Elf last week tho, and Santa Claus 3.

Did you crochet the snowflakes? I'd love to do some for next year.
If you did do them - can I ask how you stiffened them?

The gingermen garland is real cute.

Cheers
Fi

Patchwork and Play said...

I have some of this twiggy stars too! Your tree looks really pretty! We succumbed to a 'fake' tree this year too! I could face the mess in our small apartment!

atthelighthousequilting said...

A beautiful tree very nice , you can see ours on my blog under the banner..We have been watching Elf on the Shelf . These watch children in your home and report back to santa if they have been naughty or nice LOL !

Lynne said...

All very stylish! I like the girl with the stripey jumper. Did you buy any new decorations?

special 'k' said...

You are so very clever. I adore your tree it is beautiful. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

**Anne** said...

Your tree is beautiful!!
Anne xx

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Your tree is lovely - I think its the same one we got when we went over to the dark side last year! Still - 25 years of real trees was not a bad run! Happy Christmas Clare!