Sunday, 6 December 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Without a doubt, this is my favourite day of the year - the Christmas tree decorating. Christmas for me, is a time of traditions and I like nothing better than to create some of my own. One of these traditions, when I first moved into my own home, was to invite my parents over to help decorate the tree.




The first tradition of the day begins with me baking Nigella Lawson's orange muffins. I then make some freshly ground coffee to accompany them using my annual Christmas coffee, usually Irish Cream flavour. The smell in my flat by this point is amazing!




Then it is on with the decorating of the tree, usually with some cheesy Christmas music playing along in the background.














I like this vintage style cd I have which offers the likes of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and many others.




I then make a start on writing out my Christmas cards... an exhaustive but enjoyable task!

24 comments:

My New Favourite Thing said...

wow, can I come and have Christmas round at your house, please?

Expensive Junk said...

You're christas tree look aweome (: Treated like royalty starbuck mm i liek (:

claire eloise said...

oh wow! i love your tree decorations! that sounds like such a fun day, i wish i had a tree to decorate! x

Becky said...

Very pretty and the orange muffins sound amazing!

Anna Jane said...

Oh wow, lovely photos and I love the festive feel that is decoration day. My parents have allowed me to take control of all the decorating this year - can't wait til Tuesday when I can go home and get the tree out and start some serious wrapping!

Btw - that starbucks decoration is too cute. I nearly bought it yesterday, but stupidly didnt. I totally regret not buying it now!

- Anna Jane xxx
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kat said...

No wonder it's your favourite day P, sounds fab and the decorations are lovely my fav is the little bird with feathery tail. Our tree went up yday, it's usually one of the more stressful days of the year since Dad never likes getting it to stand right in the bucket without falling over! this one happened to prove more difficult than most! I did tho manage to decorate it which was a major plus. Have new birds on this year will take pics
bye for now hun Kat x

cat said...

wish you a really nice christmas time! great pics of your deco ...love it! xx cat
CiTiEs of B

Rosie Unknown said...

That is so sweet! Decorating is so much fun, I love seeing all the decorations, and remembering when we got them, or when we made them.

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous pictures !

AlicePleasance said...

Yay for Christmas tree! Mine is coming too :-)
Orange muffins...yum!!

yiqin; said...

I really need a xmas tress <3 Yours look beautiful!

WendyB said...

Am I going crazy or do you have a tiny coffee cup decoration?

Living and Loving in L.A. said...

So cute! I love your decorations! Christmas decorating is the best!

Kashaya said...

Your tree looks great.=) Wish we had the space to have a christmas tree...

trishiekoh said...

Beautiful photos...and the orange muffins have me drooling!

Maria Confer said...

Your decorations and ornaments are gorgeous.

So sweet that you invite you parents over.

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katrina said...

what fun traditions! orange and irish cream, cute xmas decor, family, and cheerful holiday tunes -- wonderful!

Imogen said...

These Christmas decorations are absolutely stunning! I always like silver most for Christmas.

chicknamedhermia said...

I love that Starbucks tree decoration! It's so cute!!!

Sher said...

Oh how wonderful! I love all your Christmas traditions! It's really my favourite time of the year:)

alexababyface said...

Awww that's so sweet :) I love Christmass, cute decorations, and cute photos; good job; xoxo

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Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Oh, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL! What amazing Christmas inspiration!

*Valentine* said...

Ooooh!
Where did you get this adorable little tiny coffee cup from Starbucks??
Do they sell some @ Starbucks??
:D

Your tree is the most beautiful, I love love love your photos...

We spent our (rainy) Sunday listening to some Christmas songs (Frank Sinatra) my boyfriend & I!

PinkBow said...

thank you! i love decoratingthe christmas tree

wendyb & valentine - yes a starbucks decoration from starbucks. my plan is to buy one every year!

valentine - we were listening to nat king cole on sunday, very christmassy