11 December 2011

Deck the halls

Hello everyone! I hope your preparations are coming along for Christmas. Only two weeks to go now so not long at all. One of the things I love most about Christmas are the decorations so I thought I'd share some pictures of our trees (yes, plural haha) and other bits and bobs we have around the magic cave house.

Each year we rotate through different themes for our Christmas tree. This year's was decorated with all the ornaments that we've accumulated over the years, including some from my Gran and Mum when she was a little girl. It's my favourite tree with lots of memories attached to each decoration :)

We have lots of old decorations hanging on our tree including a few of the apples pictured above, kitties with candy canes, snowmen, angels, little wooden people... you name it!

Mum's quite proud of this mini pink Christmas tree that she rescued from the opshop and decorated for the lounge room.

Vintage advent calendar
I found this old Kruger advent calendar from West Germany in an op shop recently for 20c. There are little pictures under each of the windows. I have to confess that I love chocolate advent calendars and still get one every year haha.

Lastly, here is a mini plastic Christmas tree that belonged to my Grandad, pictured with an old reindeer ornament that was found in the free box at an op shop. At the risk of looking like a crazy Christmas lady, I've taken a few more photos of our decorations which can be found here. What are some of your favourite Christmas decorations? If you have any photos feel free to share the links :)


  1. Ooh i Love your first christmas tree!
    My tree is also filled with every decoration possible, including handmade ones from primary school haha

  2. Wow you go all out! That tree is gorgeous, we are so lazy we have a mini light up musical tree though very festive. I haven't bought a chocolate advent calender since the last time my dog got into it apparently she didn't get the memo about chocolate being a no no for dogs.

  3. Your tree this year looks amazing! We travel lots of our tree is filled with decorations from around the world. Its a family tradition to bring back one christmas ornament for each country we visit!!

    x Aliya

  4. Hey :)

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award – it’s to promote blogs that have under 200 followers. You can find the details on my blog here: http://polkadotpearls.blogspot.com/2011/12/books-and-blog-awards.html

    Love your blog, and your tree is absolutely gorgeous!


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