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Xmas Tree by Spursfan2 on 8 January 2012 9:39am
 
I know it is not a very topical subject now, but as we are still taking down our decos (we've been busy with having a new ceiling etc in the kitchen (ALMOST finished!!))it is topical with ME!!

We usually have a change of 'image' for the tree at least every 2 years, but even though there may be a new colour scheme or new baubles, there are a couple of things that HAVE to go on by tradition!!

First is the fairy. We bought her in Woolworths a few days after we got married. We lived in Holloway, N. London, but I can't remember if the particular Woolies we used to go to was there or in Camden. Anyway, I remember you had to go downstairs to the xmas dept. So the poor old dear is 40 years old at least (oh isn't there a song - 'No-one loves a fairy when she's 40'?!! WE do!!) but it wouldn't be xmas without her sitting on top of our tree.

Next are three glass birds which belonged to my parents and which clip to the branches. They are colourful, about 2" long (in old money!) and have long white tails made of what looks a bit like fibre optics but obviously isn't. They date from the 1950's at least and probably before then.

This year we have a new addition to the 'must go back on' tradition. Just before xmas, Simon and Kathryn gave us a large bauble with 'Alfie 20 months' on one side and his hand print (miniaturised of course) on the other. It is beautiful, and of course we shall treasure it. It is ceramic and therefore breakable so wish us luck!!

:)
 
Re: Xmas Tree by Ken Dunn on 8 January 2012 10:00am
 
A nice post SF2. My wife also has some inherited decorations that go on our tree every year.
 



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