O Christmas Tree

18 Dec

O Christmas Tree
O Christmas Tree
How overloaded
Are thy branches?

I make no apology for my complete and utter lack of taste when it comes to decorating my tree.  Every ornament is a happy memory.

Tory Boy added to them by buying four new ornaments, one to represent each of us.  Who knew that the way to a mother’s heart was through a wooden soldier?

27 Responses to “O Christmas Tree”

  1. jmgoyder December 18, 2011 at 12:32 #

    Well it’s better than not even having a Christmas tree yet! That’s tomorrow’s job. I think yours is inspiring!


  2. Lorna's Voice December 18, 2011 at 12:46 #

    Oh my, all I can imagine is how long it must take to UNdecorate that bugger!


  3. rumpydog December 18, 2011 at 13:49 #

    I love your tree!


  4. sarsm December 18, 2011 at 13:58 #

    I totally love your tree!! It has heart and soul. Out tree looks bare and minimalist in comparison!!
    Your soldiers are nutcrackers, they are MASSIVE in this part of Germany. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutcracker.

    The funny thing is, my daughter bought one for our tree this year too!!! (The 13yo).


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:44 #

      I didn’t realise they were nutcrackers! Thanks for that info.


  5. Pseu December 18, 2011 at 14:26 #

    Is there a tree under all of that? Really? Very spruced up.


  6. gigihawaii December 18, 2011 at 14:48 #

    very nice, Tilly!


  7. nrhatch December 18, 2011 at 16:11 #

    Love the Nutcrackers! So festive. 😀


  8. laurieanichols December 18, 2011 at 16:39 #

    I love getting ornaments for Christmas, the four nutcrackers are wonderful. I find that they are an essential part of Christmas maybe it’s because I used to watch the Nutcracker ballet on t.v every year around Christmas with Mikhail Baryshnokov as the Nutcracker Prince. He was wonderful as a Nutcracker.


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:45 #

      I’ve never seen it. Must remedy that.


  9. BeckySefton December 18, 2011 at 17:25 #

    I LOVE your tree!!! That’s so overloaded it’s ridiculously Christmassy!! I want a tree like that!!


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:46 #

      It’s easy – save every ornament you ever get. Wrap them away carefully each year. Sigh and get misty-eyed each time you unwrap one.


  10. Grannymar December 18, 2011 at 17:35 #

    I love how everyone’s tree is so individual to them. Yours looks at home and well loved.


  11. SchmidleysScribbling December 18, 2011 at 19:02 #

    A wonderful tree. What is taste anyway. At least you have flair. And I have a problem getting to your website. What’s going on in England, energy shortages??


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:49 #

      It’s been a problem, I’ll admit. Hopefully it’s better now.


  12. barb19 December 18, 2011 at 21:54 #

    Your tree is overloaded with memories, and that can only be a good thing – and now Tory boy’s contribution is making more! What a sweet boy thinking of the whole family like that.


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:50 #

      He is. I love him, if I’m honest 😉


  13. Perfecting Motherhood December 19, 2011 at 03:54 #

    Did you know you’re supposed to put the Christmas presents under the tree, not on it?

    I love your nutcrackers. We finally bought our first one this year and I hope to add to the collection every year.


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:51 #

      We have a nice nutcracker. I must post a picture of it.


  14. Janie Jones December 19, 2011 at 13:57 #

    Wow! Is there really a tree under all those lovely decorations? Happy Christmas!


  15. RoryBore December 19, 2011 at 15:37 #

    I was expecting branches adorned in Maltesers 🙂

    (which I happened to notice on my last grocery run, are readily available at my local grocery store.)

    I think it looks beautiful — mine is looking somewhat “stingy” in the ornament department this year — that’s what comes from having a 2 year old who likes to take them off every day. I love the trimmin — it’s the re-trimming, and eventual de-trimmin that gets me.


  16. earlybird December 19, 2011 at 18:26 #

    That tree looks a lot less bare than when you last posted a picture of it! 🙂


  17. Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:53 #

    I’m glad you all like my tree and I’m glad you all enjoyed poking fun at me 🙂


  18. eof737 December 22, 2011 at 11:48 #

    It looks perfectly fine to me… quite lovely. 🙂



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