Thursday, 20 December 2012

Call That a Tree, Cro?



It may not be everyone's idea of a festive tree, but as we're by ourselves for Turkey Day, we thought we'd go green, and spare the life of our selected 'living' tree in the woods.

This one will, of course, be strewn with prezzies, and baubles, and have its candles lit. 

But the best bit is, no needles to clear up!


We seem to have gone overboard with red candles this year. No greenery anywhere as yet; I shall have to go out with the secateurs, and do some Holly and Ivy cutting!

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26 comments:

  1. All the red candles are very festive. The tree is great and lots of prezzies will make it perfect.

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  2. I like minimalist - this year I have decorated with a bunch of twigs - I love all the red candles

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  3. It's an escape-ladder with candles! You can never have too many candelabra.

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  4. Although I know Christmas trees are grown especially for the occasion it always urks me to see the huge piles of cast offs after the event, some on Boxing day even.
    I like your idea better.
    Enjoy the holiday
    Briony
    x

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  5. the most important at Christmas time, is light. The red or white candles, which shrink the shadow of the dark world and give light and warmth.
    a beautiful tree, with a long life, a small green branch it fulfills.
    Eine besinnliche Weihnachtszeit,
    Jasmin

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  6. Easy up,easy down and no muss,no fuss. Perfect in every way.

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  7. I love it, Mr. M. It is very "chic" and what is nice is you can change it to suit the holiday spirit as you see fit.
    Enjoy your walk in the woods to retrieve your greenery.
    Have a wonderful day

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  8. I think it looks great...we just cut some holly yesterday.

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  9. I LOVE it! As we get older, and with no young children at home, we simplify. I would love to own one of those.

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  10. That is lovely! I wish we had ivy and holly to cut here, pick some for us Cro!

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  11. Very festive at your house! I do have a cut tree, and each year i feel sad when it's time for it to leave our house. I lay it to rest back in the tree line where birds and other animals find it a haven or hideaway until the branches break down.

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  12. Hi Cro
    Couldn't agree with you more regarding the Library. It's huge inside but completely lacking in any atmosphere, unlike the old one. No doubt you visited it at some time in your past.
    Briony
    x

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    1. Mostly the upstairs reference library. And, of course, I exhibited regularly in the gallery.

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  13. I love the simplicity. Only wish we had the same, just put up our fourth tree last night and there is still another in the attic.

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  14. It's my plan to go out snipping tomorrow too.

    We dug up a small tree that was growing in the wrong place anyway. I don't know what my chances are of keeping it going in a pot, but I shall try.

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  15. I like that very much,when I look at the large but not real tree near our hearth,i realize it takes up the space of 3 people,maybe next year I may try a simple look,depends how many are coming home.

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  16. Looks very cosy Cro and red is warm and inviting.

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  17. Love it Cro - just my kinda thing! Simple yet effective.

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  18. it is fine ornamentation. you are throwing off the shackles of Christmas 'shoulds' and that's always a liberating thing!

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  19. I've come back to your alternative Christmas tree, which I admired a few days ago. I can imagine that you have added the greenery by now.
    What a wonderful cosy Christmas you two have set yourselves up for. Seasons greetings to you both :-)

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