Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Christmas tree

spruce Christmas tree

I think this is the most perfectly shaped Christmas tree we've ever been able to find and I really enjoy the smell and the fullness of the branches.  This year we didn't have too many decorations to hang on our tree. On the contrary, we could use more! :)

Since I don't usually overdo decorating, we didn't run out to buy another box of ornaments. For years now I've been only buying glass ones and the bright ones (my favorite) that stand out on the tree are hand-crafted of straw. I bought them in Slovenia in 1999 if I remember correctly.

My straw ornaments come in a shape of a star, an angel, a bell and a pine cone. I wish I could get a lot more of them!

Christmas decorations 

Anyway, this is what our dining room looks like at the moment - and I purposely keep walking by - to catch a glimpse of the tree and aromatic smell of the spruce tree that reminds of of my childhood, when I went for a walk in the woods - full of conifers - every day.


angel Christmas centerpiece 


Centerpiece from the photo above is a result of a funny coincidence (and of course I know there's no such thing as coincidences!)... ;)

While we were unpacking all the decorations, I all of a sudden saw several different pieces that were a perfect match for this centerpiece. Too bad the picture doesn't do it any justice...


poinsettia with ivy 

And finally, my poinsettia with ivy - which I also enjoy very much. Ivy is another significant plant from my early years. My mom had one in the kitchen. It grew several times around all four walls and looked really neat.

So, that's my how my Christmas season looks on the outside - the part anyone can see.

Inside my heart, it's full of sweet memories and happy moments from the past and present. I hope so is yours.




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20 comments:

Bhing said...

Nice Christmas tree.. Up to now, I still haven't finish putting up our Christmas tree.. I need to do it this weekend.. LOL.. BTW, You have a nice dining room and a cute dining table.. :)

Patricia NZ said...

The straw decorations sound really interesting. I would love a closer look.
We don't have a tree now, but when the children were little all our decorations were made by them. Nothing fancy but they were oh so proud of what they could make.

Living said...

Oh I love those straw ornaments! We have some ourselves, we got them from Germany. They really do have a different style of decorating trees in Europe than in other areas of the world!

Owen said...

I must agree with you; it is a perfect Xmas tree. We went for one that is more branchy this year so we could hang up lots of things.

I love the rest of your decorations too

NIX said...

what a beautiful tree you have there. How I wish I can get one like that in my country. BTW the deco look fabulous. Good work there

Scott said...

Your tree is a perfect shape and I like how you did not over decorate. I just completed getting my tree up this week and almost finished all the decorating in the house. Now onto the remaining shopping...got to love this season just no time to relax.

Sadie said...

It's so beautiful!! Great job decorating! :)

Maureen said...

I love a real Christmas tree- yours looks great. It's fun to try ones each year that are a little different. The smell is wonderful- I like the straw ornaments too- and I'm a fan of the bright and shiny ones!
Happy Holidays to you-

cady said...

i love your decorations. your tree is beautiful, and you're right, it is the perfect shape!

capybara said...

That is a very nice tree you have and I bet it smells lovely! We have an artificial tree but you can't beat the real thing!

Karen said...

Everything looks beautiful. I miss the smell of a real tree.

Heather in Beautiful BC said...

Daria, what a lovely post! You made me smile :)

Your straw snowflakes really stand out beautifully in the photo - it's nice to have treasures like that to use year after year, isn't it?

My tree is a Charlie Brown (which I love) tree because my husband cut it at the side of the road. We had a 'Naked Christmas Tree Party' and all the guest brought an ornament to decorate the tree - it's very cute - and has so much meaning to me because I know which ornament is from whom - and I can tell they put thought into what they brought - or made!

I really like your poinsettia with the ivy too - although I have bad memories of ivy because it overgrows buildings and is difficult to get rid of...

Emily Veinglory said...

That is a very nice tree. Personally I prefer ornaments to look more chaortic and personal, but that may just be justifying how completely messy mine look :)

BarbaraRae said...

You're right...perfect shape, size, smell, and not overdone. Looks fabulous. Looks like you are ready for a a perfect Christmas...enjoy!

Julie said...

It's just beautiful!!!

corrin said...

I've actually been able to keep my poinsettia alive this year! I can't wait till we get a house and are able to put up a live tree.

Diane Scott said...

Cute tree! We just got ours yesterday, and it's not much taller than me (I'm a shortie), letting the branches fall before we decorate :)

Christina thecoffeelady said...

So beautiful.... I don't have space for a tree. We make due with a wreath on the front door. Happy Holidays!

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We love your tree and the ornaments!! We can smell the spruce from here! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tree and your centerpiece! Our Christmas is going to be quiet this year! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Your FL furiends,

Connie said...

It's a perfect tree. I like that there's not too many decorations, just the right amount. I always over decorate mine.

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