Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Christmas

As I have said before we have a very small unit and garden, so storing things like Christmas trees for 11 months of the year has never really come into the equation.  We picked up a Christmas tree outlined with lights and suspended it on our reading lamp stand.  The family have looked at it with derision.... until now!  A package arrived in the mail from my dear mom and she sent all these lovely little wire and bead ornaments and it has taken my Christmas tree to a whole new level.  thank you Mom!
 Look at the detail on this little star!
 and this one  - I love how they have the circle bits in the middle
 and I have an angel - I love angels - how beautifully she reflects the lights.  My mom is an angel - always visiting others and taking care of the "oldies (she is 87!)
 Look at this tree with a star on the top :)
 I put the other colorful angel right on the top!
 Here is my nativity scene on the coffee table - I love their cute faces and we can move them around to tell the Christmas story.

After having Christmas here in Australia, I will be off on a wild adventure with my two daughters.  We will be in Malaysia for three weeks!
On my return I will post some photos on my travel blog - starting the first week of February.  I will post a link from here.
Thank you to my wonderful readers - I know I have not always been very regular, and I thank you for hanging in there when I have not been able to think of anything marvelous to say, or too lazy to get out the camera. .

Happy Christmas everyone -
I hope your day is spent with friends and family,
and I hope your New Year is filled with many blessings.


  1. Bardzo ładne ozdoby świąteczne :-). Życzę wspaniałego wypoczynku w Malezji oraz Wesołych Świąt. Pozdrawiam
    Very nice :-) Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful holiday in Malaysia and Merry Christmas. Yours

  2. What a thoughtful and generous Mom you have. Love your ornaments especially the angels.
    Happy holidays.

  3. Merry Christmas,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog so much this year. Your Christmas tree looks beautiful

  4. Well your Mum's choice of decorations are just perfect. They are all fantastic and they look absolutely lovely on your Christmas tree.

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy the trip with your daughters. I'll be looking out for the updates.

  5. Those ornaments are perfect for your tree.
    Hope you have a very happy Chistmas and enjoy your holiday with your daughters.

  6. Merry Christmas to you too, and many blessings in the New Year as well! The decorations are beautiful. So sweet of your mom to send them to you.

    Have a great time in Malaysia, what an adventure! Looking forward to seeing photos.

  7. I have enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to more in the future.

    The decorations are beautiful and how very special of your mom to send them Have a wonderful Christmas celebration and a great trip with your daughters.

    Merry Christmas xx

  8. I love that tree and that manger scene. We do the same here and tell the Christmas story with it.
    Have fun in Malaysia...and have a tropical garden adventure.
    yes, post pictures...perhaps of some beautiful leaves.
    David/ :-)
    Merry Christmas

  9. Merry Christmas to you, too! I love your ornaments and the little Nativity scene. Simple is so much better! I hope you have a wonderful trip.

    Happy New Year, too!

  10. Wow! That's a fantastic innovational Christmas tree. I love it, such a unique creation with lovely trinkets, Gillian!
    Just dropped by to wish you and family all the best for the rest of the festive Season, happy and enjoyable holiday, and a very blessed and healthy New Year ahead. God bless.


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