Sunday, 22 November 2009

33 days to Christmas

The xmas countdown is down to 33 days. That's about perfect to start the festive decorations (which I always leave last minute and end up keeping till February 'cause I like them so much).

Christmas of course doesn't mean the same to all of us. To some it's a religious celebration, to others it's time for presents and days off. To me, it's a bit of both as well as the time of the year I can go wild(er) about decorating the house and get away with it.

A few years ago, I had used a vintage mannequin my grandad used for his fittings in the '80s to put lights on instead of a Christmas tree. When I decided to bring in a Christmas tree, I went for a fake one by choice (as fake as it gets, a pink one). Real trees are dead trees and I saw no joy in having a dead part of the forest flashing in my livingroom.


True, real ones make the house smell nice but that was nothing a couple of aromatic candles couldn't fix. Last year, I decorated it with candy (it was fun to watch my guests eat the "ornaments" on Christmas Eve) complete with a cookie nativity stall.

This year... haven't got a clue yet, I am open to suggestions!
Any fun decs you've tried yourself?

9 comments:

stella said...

little teddy bears all over the tree instead of ornaments :)

Mairyliscious said...

ti teleia idea !!!!
etsi mou erxetai na to kanw ki egw mou aresei polu to pink tree me ta candies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!fetos mporeis na baleis mikra paixnidia pu sto telos tha paroun oi kalesmenoi oi karftises ftiagmenes apo esena , sokolatakia ti allo ??xarh sthn idea sou mu rthan ola auta ! mpravo zouzou

penny said...

yoohoo!Thumbs up for this post!Cant wait as well for christmas!and the choco-calendar...my favoutrite habit since i was a child :)))

Marietta said...

No way!!That's the coolest looking tree I've ever seen!!

meraldia said...

Only 33 days?!!! Wow! Thanks for reminding me this. Den to iha syniditopiisei oti eimaste toso konta!
xxxxxx

chloe said...

oh my god, only 33 days!? eek!

i love the pink tree, i totally agree about the real-trees, i find them depressing because you basically have something dying in your home.. bf and i had our first joint xmas tree last year when we moved in together - we chose a tiny white tree (about 50cm) and i put little vintage-looking painted wooden ornaments on it. i'll have to put a picture up when we decorate it again this year...

jessica said...

apofasisa fetos na stolisw istera apo polla xronia...imoun xmas fanatic apo paidi stin agglia giati exw kai genethlia ti mera ekeini, alla i atimi zwi me ekane na ta aparnithw...
fetos tha gemisw to spiti! fwta, polla fwta kai ena terastio kladi gemato aspres mpales. eimai minimal sto spiti, to antitheto apo ta kosmimata :)

fashionist__ahead said...

ax tetoio dentro 9elw na parw k egww g t dwmatio m...
ein apla uperoxooo...
k t gleifitzouraki g stolidi.....teleioo..:)

Tea Party Crasher said...

I am so jealous of your perfect pink tree — I actually spent several hours today looking for one in person and online! If I ever find one, I plan to decorate it with white and silver ornaments. Really love your candy idea! xox