‘Tis the season! The most wonderful time of the year, my favourite time of the year. FA LA LA LA LAAAAA!!! My mum is the ultimate Christmas crazy, and as
Matt Grinchy-McGrinch has pointed out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Dragging out the plastic tub of Christmas decorations gets me very excited. Our cosy little farmhouse has been suitably adorned with baubles and wreaths and stars and stockings…
My Christmas decorations are fairly simple and classic – a lot of white and natural/neutral colours, with a bit of classic red thrown in. Most of my mercury glass baubles came from Domayne online post-Christmas one year (the best time to buy Christmas decos!) and my white ceramic, tin stars, bell wreath and wooden angel actually came from this awesome $2 shop I used to frequent when we lived near Naracoorte. I’m on the hunt for a gorgeous nativity scene with stable, wise men, shepherd etc. I think I’ll try my luck after Christmas! I love a bit of an Aussie Christmas twist, galvanised tin or gum leaves, snowflakes and mittens are banned! Well…except for the very cute little fur boots ornament I bought when I was pregnant 2 years ago for our yet-to-be baby. They’re a bit special. Eleanor has a special angel on the tree too, which Grandi found for her last year. The lovely Dee on Instagram made us all personalised ornaments and Eleanor a Christmas ‘E’ for her first Christmas too.
Previously I’ve bought a farmed Christmas tree from our local soccer club who deliver them, but this year Matt wanted to hunt one down. Fair enough. We managed to scrounge this scruffy fella and haul him home. He’s a bit sparse and gangly and funny looking – just the way a ‘wild’ real tree ought to be. I thought I might get a few more years out of having the ‘perfect’ Christmas tree, before the kinder made ornaments and bright purple tinsel descend. But the imperfection of our tree we got together as a family beats a perfectly shaped full tree any day.
When Matt put the tree up he brought in the wooden playpen to put around it too, I said no no no, just see how she goes. And guess what? Eleanor has hardly even noticed the tree! I’ve been suitably impressed (and amazed!) at how she has just completely ignored it? She doesn’t touch it or go near it at all, despite it taking up prime real estate in her play room. We’re yet to put any gifts under there though, so stay tuned!
Have you got all your halls decked?
Hunted a real tree?
Don’t even talk to me about fake trees – never, never, will there be a fake tree in our home!
Merry Christmas to all – may your baubles be plenty and your tree equally as sparse and gangly as ours.
Sorry to say, but ours is a fake one. I did think of buying a small live one in a pot this year to use for a few years. Maybe that will happen when we find out more likely to be forever home. Mr Spaky has wanted ours up for a couple of month and I gave in and we did the tree about half way through Nov.
A place here had a really cool Aussie nativity scene made from corn husks or something. I have a blue wren for my tree that is the same. I really want one and should go see how much. I also spotted a nice painted silouhette one on Etsy, on timber, which I liked.
I love your Christmas styling.
Elisha from The Windmill Paddock has a gorgeous little wooden nativity scene – maybe ask her where she got it? And my sister found a truly adorable wind up wooden scene which animates and plays Hark the Herald Angels Sing. I’ll ask her where she found it. It’s all far too tasteful for me. I need everything dusted in a layer of glitter! Needless to say when I go into Spotlight I need everythingggg
Here is the link to my sister’s nativity ornament. It’s adorable! http://www.bedbathntable.com.au/christmas-decor/traditional-merry-go-round-maria-angel-16758001
Oh I saw this on someone else’s Insta and asked where from and prompting headed to the BBnT website – I LOVE IT!
We have a gorgeous soccer club tree for the first time in a few years. In our new home and have a big space to put it for the first time ever. It always looked so out of place in our old cottage and we didn’t get one for a few years and had a *gasp* fake. But the smell is divine. We even found daggy old Disney Christmas tunes on Spotify to listen to while we decorated. Just like when I was a child.
Rachel Mudge says
I’m thinking that cool $2 shop would HAVE to be good old “Trevs” in Naracoorte!!
YES! Oh Trev…I miss him…