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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tree & Decorations

Finally yesterday we managed to find some time to head north and buy our beautiful Christmas Tree for this year!  The house smells delicious now - just like a pine forest!     We decorated (in the absence of our children) before we headed out to organise our office Christmas Party last night!  I had to wait until today to take a photo!   If only you could smell photos!

I love decorating the tree and bringing out favourite decorations - new and old.    This is a counted cross stitch decoration "Hope" which I made a couple of years ago!


I was lucky to be invited as an after dinner speaker to a patchwork group last week and fortunately received this lovely decoration in the Kris Kringle swap!   


And this is a favourite from a long long time ago - can you see the date is 1993??   Just below this decoration is another favourite which my sister bought in Montana USA a few years back with all our family names on each Christmas moose.   I love it!    How are you all going with decorating your houses?


9 comments:

  1. Your tree looks lovely, Fiona. Hope you managed to relax this afternoon after such a busy time.

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  2. Beautiful tree and all those ornaments are gorgeous. :) Merry Christmas, Fiona.

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  3. The smell of fresh cut pine is always wonderful. Thank you for sharing the dinner photos...and the tree.

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  4. tree looks wonderful!! Merry Christmas!!

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  5. Your tree is so special with all those ornaments. I hope to add some special stitched ones to my tree each year!

    I'm still stitching those angels! Many gifts from the one pattern.

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  6. Fiona: Your tree is beautiful, we bought a real tree this year also, the is a tree is cut down two saplings need to be planted so we continue to have trees, it was a cold day when we went to cut our tree.
    Merry Christmas

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  7. Oh, such a cute and beautiful Christmas tree! Love all the ornaments!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  8. Pretty tree! And such lovely ornaments too!
    I'm afraid I haven't quite gotten to my decorating yet. I've been working a lot of overtime lately and I've been too tired. So I recruited my son whose come up to our place to spend a couple of days and help out. Tuesday is decorating day!

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  9. Superb tree and lovely ornaments

    Your Christmas meal looks like a lot of fun, great pics of the Solomon Islands friends visit.

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