Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Finally, I bit the bullet

Finally on Sunday I bit the bullet and put up the Christmas tree. I did have some thoughts on Saturday about how it was an hour or so I could be knitting and that since we wouldn't be home for Christmas day I shouldn't worry. But I banished Scrooge and I'm glad I did. It is good to have the tree up and decorations around - it does make it feel more festive. Hopefully I will take it down before the end of January (not like last year...)!
If only the tree lights hadn't blown after I tested them and then put the rest of the decorations on...oh well, no lights this year.

I love this cat garland - I bought it from Recollections in the UK a few years ago - it just goes with the rest of the room really nicely. Usually I hang it over the fireplace but since I've put the tree in front of the fireplace this year (we really
don't have a good spot for it.) I've hung the cats over the door instead - still works pretty well, I think. Would be even better if we had stairs - the cats could be climbing up or down the stairs with their little puddings and jaunty bows!


Donna said...

Taking the tree down always reminds me of my Nana. She used to leave the tree up until March or so. She said it was too pretty to be put away for 11 months of the year!

fi.mac said...

Twelve days of Christmas end on 6th Jaunary Wicked J. Trees are to come down then - or so I've heard.