Monday, 10 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree...

This year we decided to go for a real tree and made a day of it.  Myself, Mr Y, Belle and Boo all got wrapped up and headed to Plantation Lodge Farm in Castle Bytham to meet Grams and Papa (who were also picking their tree)

Seeing as it was our first real tree I was being a bit of a perfectionist but finally found 'the one' :) A nearly 7ft Fraser Fir.
Before:


After:


I decided to go for a pale champagne gold with silver accents.  It is hard to see all the detail in these pictures but there are strands of pearls and beads under there too.  The ribbon was my favourite and that was Gisela Graham, a pain to tie in bows (I ended up sewing them) and the glitter gets everywhere, but it was fun!


Belle loved helping this year, even more than last year.  We also let her have her own small tree in her room, which she decorated herself completely.  It is lovely and bright with an eclectic mix of decorations!  

While I am on the subject of Belle, we were SO proud of her in her pre-school nativity play last week.  She was a shepherdess (her words not mine, little feminist in the making) and we could actually hear her singing amongst all the other children.  Boo also came along to watch his big sister but slept the whole way through, I was tempted to put him in the crib on the stage so he could play Baby Jesus :)


What a difference a year makes! Here's our little angel last year...

2 comments:

  1. I love your Christmas tree!!! We just got ours decorated! Can't wait until Christmas Day now!!
    Take care x

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  2. That is a lovely Christmas tree, if it has roots you could consider planting it in the garden.

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