Monday, 14 December 2015

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree...

I thought I could show you some of my 
Christmas tree decorations. Not many, 
just some very old special ones and a couple of fun ones.
You will see there is no rhyme or reason to my tree, 
I just put an eclectic mix of ornaments on it, 
because that's the way we like it.

The tree in all it's Christmas glory, both taken at night, 
one with the flash on and the other with the flash turned off.

This old plastic Santa is so old and I don't know where he came from but I rather think he once belonged to my sister who 
moved to Australia what seems like a lifetime ago.
She also owned the little gauze fairy on the right. 
Very olden pieces, not that she is mind you :)
Both pieces precious to me.

These ones are more recent buys and are just for fun.
On the left is All Black Santa, dressed in our national football team's colours of, you've guessed it, all black!
He is accompanied by fishing Santa 
in honour of my GKB who loves fishing.

This angel was sent to us one year by the one of the children we sponsored for several years. I always put her in a prominent place on the tree, somewhere in the front, so we can think of her at this time of the year even though her sponsorship is finished.
Our tree topper is a silver star with a dove just beneath, 
not a good photo of them I'm afraid but you get the idea.

And this is a little glimpse of my glitter church 
and an ice house I have on my kitchen table.
I'm wanting to make a little village 
but as yet only have four houses - but four is 
more than none and something to start with :)


  1. I love your old fashioned tree...that is the kind we have, too. Ornaments that were my mom's, ones we've had since our kids were born....they all mean something to me.
    Your tree is beautiful.

  2. I love my treasured decorations - the ones that the kids made and ones given to me! Thank you for sharing these! Have a blessed week.

  3. You decorate like i do Diana!! I could never have a Themed Tree as all my Christmas ornaments are so precious to me. I think my Mother in Law had a little Santa like the one you pictured!! I am not sure what happened to her Christmas ornaments after she passed away but there were several I would have liked to have for my tree. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I love to see everyone's decorations. And your tree is lovely.
    Since our home was burned down in a wildfire all my precious decorations are gone. I have been given some and bought some it is not the same. I miss all the decorations made by the little ones.
    So now since everyone is grown my tree is very simple as are my decorations. Easy up easy down.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. It's so fun to have ornaments from 'days gone by'. Your decorations are just lovely!!

  6. I enjoyed seeing your special ornaments, Diana. I have an eclectic assortment of ornaments, but treasures to me.

  7. Our tree has an eclectic mix too and we like it that way as well. So many ornaments have meaning. I enjoyed your photos. So pretty.

  8. Diana, your tree looks lovely and its nice you have things from the past with memories.. Thank you for your visit with love Janice have a great week

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas treasures Diana, I love the sentiments behind so many of them. x

  10. Dearest Diana; How wonderful to see your GREAT Christmas Decorations or Treasures (Trees and etc from the past)♡♡♡ And also the last picture of the on going one gives us excitement,Dear friend. Love your header as well♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

  11. It was lovely to see your collection of ornaments. I love the sparkly church.

  12. Diana, so pretty! My tree ornaments are eclectic too! :-)

  13. Your Christmas tree is very pretty and just like I like it--full of sentimental treasures of all kinds!

  14. Hi Diana, Your tree is lovely and you captured some great shots and did some special edits. Love your glittery church ornament.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. xo

  15. Diana, I love your sweet decorations...I see you are a colored lights kind girl like me :) Merry Christmas!

  16. So sweet!!
    thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Merry Christmas!!


  17. Such sweet and sentimental ornaments. I believe you have a good start on your village. It is always fun to add pieces as you find ones that you love. Blessings to you this Christmas.

  18. I love a tree with memorable and older ornaments. It is fun to take them out each year and relive where you got them and then choose where to put them on the tree.

  19. I love your tree and especially the angel from your sponsored child. Hope you have a merry Christmas.

  20. I love the little glitter houses and churches too. Any of the older decorations are the ones I love best. How pretty everything looks! Merry Christmas!

  21. That little Santa brings back good memories. Seasons Best Wishes.


  22. Hi doodles n daydreams! Wow, you have done a fine job with the decorations. If I could be lucky enough to be one of your neighbors I would ask you to come over and decorate my tree. :-) Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas!

  23. Hi Diana! Your Christmas tree is lovely...I used old ornaments which belong from my family too!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!

  24. Merry Christmas Diana!Fun peeking around at Your tree,it reminds Me fondly of the trees I grew up with.Love across so many miles,it always amazes Me-Denise

  25. Merry Christmas Diana!Fun peeking around at Your tree,it reminds Me fondly of the trees I grew up with.Love across so many miles,it always amazes Me-Denise


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