Wednesday 1 December 2010

Slowly, Christmas is entering our home

Although it's only the beginning of December (and according to the Dutch traditions - St. Nicolas on December 6 - you're not supposed to even think about Christmas until after the 6th) I couldn't resist starting to decorate for Christmas. I added some touches of Noël and even bought a tree, a real tree. Why? Because it's been 8 (EIGHT!!) years since we had a real Christmas tree, that's why!!
A real Christmas tree doesn't exist in Brazil and the only little bush they sell there as a Christmas tree can't even handle one ball!
So, a real tree it is this year!
Sweet little Angels, made out of recycled cans and some made of dried corn leaves (bought in Brazil, they're pretty inventive & crafty there!) and some feathered balls and wooden birds, hearts & stars.

Some little balls with candlelight atmosphere...
And a glimpse of the tree, decorations in red & white this year!
Have a wonderful week & enjoy this sweet time of the year!!


Anonymous said...

Wow Chantal, I am impressed with all your home based activities. Looking forward to seeing them life soon.

Madelief said...

Hoi Chantal,

Ik kan mij zo voorstellen dat het na acht jaar weer heerlijk is om een kerstboom in huis te hebben en te decoreren! Ik ben heel benieuwd hoe het eruit gaat zien. Je kerstversieringen zijn veelbelovend.

Een gezellige avond,


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Chantal,

Well, we too have lived and worked in countries where there are no Christmas trees. The world is BIG and the fir trees we all know as Christmas trees don't grow in tropical regions...
So therefore we certainly understand your feelings about that.
Enjoy it with your family this year, it will mean so much more to each of you.

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Hillary said...

Oh I love the decorations so far. I can't wait to see the entire tree.

Unknown said...

Erg mooie boom,heerlijk he al die kerstversieringen.
Groetjes Kari

Anonymous said...

Hi Chantal, I love your beautiful pictures, looks that you rwally enjoy this pre-christmas time. Beijo Ines


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