I decorated the house a couple of weeks ago. This year I went to a local Christmas tree farm to chose my tree....so much better than going to the DIY store. The tree was chosen from a forest full of trees at Tayside Forestry.
I pulled up into their car park and the very next car to pull up was a friend....and the car that pulled up as I was getting into my car to head for home....another friend. I live in a city of 147,000 but it's still a village.
Two friends came round to help decorate the tree and we had some international help from my friend Mariana in Seville who joined us by Skype. I enjoyed remembering where my decorations came from, many of them having special memories. I shared some of my favourites last year but here are a few more.
This one sits on my mantelpiece every year. It comes from the small town in Eastern Germany called Seiffen which is famous for its Christmas decorations made by a company called Erzgebirge. It was bought for me by my friend Mariana and it is loved.
This cheeky pair were given to me by my mum and come from a Swedish company called Sia.
I made this cross-stitch a number of years ago, it's a miniature copy of the fall that hung from the pulpit in my parent's church.
Every year I try to buy at least one new decoration and this year as I was in Copenhagen in late November I had lots of opportunity. The decorations were amazing and I had a hard time just choosing one....
And here's the cheeky fellow that came home with me.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!