Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Tree-ness

Last year, we didn't really go all out for Christmas. Lots of reasons - like a crawling baby - meant that we decided to skip having a tree altogether. This year, that crawling baby is now a very curious toddler, but one that understands what she's not supposed to be trashing. Sometimes.

A couple of days ago, we got ourselves a Christmas tree, and our apartment now smells like piece of heaven, via Oregon. I love it, because we have such happy memories of our visit there last year.

The hippy in me is very pleased with our almost-six-feet-tall purchase, and I'd forgotten how lovely it is to have a real tree - in this case, a beautiful Douglas Fir. So American, yes?

We don't actually have many decorations on it at the moment (a hangover from last year's Big Move), and I need to buy more. It doesn't bother me, though. I'm not a fan of over-the-top Christmas style - I like to be able to see the actual foliage.

Until I get around to buying some more decorations, this is how the tree looks. Not bad (although there is a concentration of red baubles in one area, at Faery-height). The little girls nearby ain't bad to look at, either...


  1. Your tree is beautiful...there is nothing like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree. But this year we will be going with plastic. I will have to settle for a nice Christmas candle...and (by the way) your girls are divine. Beautiful pic as always xxx

  2. LOVE.

    We did the real tree last year and I loved it so much but the boys just destroyed the effing thing, pine needles EVERYWHERE. At $50 a pop, I just could not handle it.

    So we are faking it this year and maybe for the next few years until everyone learns to keep their freakin' hands off MY Christmas tree....

    Meanwhile, real tree, cutest poppets and photo wall deluxe = great photo!

  3. Jen - Thanks doll. Get those pine candles burning! 'Tis the season and all ;)

    Angie - AU$50 a tree? Holy shit. Seriously, we haven't bought a real tree in Oz since the 90s and I had no idea they were so costly. Figures, though - supply vs demand, and all that. Our tree cost US$20... bargain!

    Nothing wrong with faking it, though - plenty of pros there.
    Pine needles + carpet = bad mix. I'm already over having to get out the dustbuster 3 times a day...

  4. Yeah. There is that. But let me just say TINSEL MOTHERFUCK. That shit sheds, man.