Mama CupandSaucer finally got around to putting our tree up this week.
Part of me really likes the fact that it has taken us as long as this though- it really feels incredibly festive now, with family members confirming their Christmas plans, faraway friends beginning to return, and plans being made for New Years Eve (though that doesn't apply to me. New Years is the most overrated night in the world in my humble opinion).
Also, I've finally bought Christmas presents for people, so I will actually have something to put under the tree in when I get around to wrapping the little delights.
So we made mugs of tea (Mama CupandSaucer and I aren't really big drinkers), put Michael Buble's Christmas album on the hi-fi, turned the lights down low, and got decorating. Challenge number one was getting all of the decorations down from the loft- being that neither of us is taller than 5'4", and the boxes of decorations are fairly hefty, it was an adventure to say the least. But soon they were all at floor level, without any broken bones or baubles, and we were all set.
Mama has picked a blinder of a tree out while I was off gallivanting with my small sister last weekend, and we'd put the tree into its holder the day before to allow the branches to drop to a sensible level. One of my favourite parts of putting the decorations up is adjusting the tree in its pot- me lying flat on the floor trying to re-screw the thingames into the tree trunk, Mama telling me repeatedly that "No, it still won't stay up on its own", and finally resorting to adding small pieces of kindling to the pot, before giving the tree a final shove to make sure it stays upright. It almost always does...
|How many bloggers can you find in the baubles? There's a puzzle for you...|
Mama also puts the lights away perfectly every year- no massive tangles to undo here! Unless a certain small blogger decides she wants a picture with them all....
I refuse to allow tinsel anywhere near our Christmas tree. It's horrible stuff, and whilst I was decorating, I had a phone call from my older brother who was flabbergasted that his girlfriend also hates tinsel. I think I'm going to like this girl.
Our tree is also predominantly red and gold, with the odd silvery decoration thrown in. Mama also bought homemade initial decorations for my brothers and I a few years ago- so of course I insisted on hanging them on the tree at various heights, depending on our ages.
And here she is! I think I actually added a few more baubles after this picture was taken, but I think I'd got bored of picture taking by that point. I know I'm biased, given that I decorated her, but I think she's absolutely marvellous. Apologies for chopping the angel off the top of this picture- I can assure you that she is also red and gold.
Am I the last person in the country to put her decorations up? Looking at my Bloglovin feed, it certainly seems that way!