Saturday, 16 December 2017

Advent Calendar Day 16: Tree When Dressed

Today I’m turning back the clock to 2012. We were in Australia for Christmas, and it was such a privilege to decorate the tree with our two little granddaughters. Zoe took tree decorating very seriously as you will see in this series of photos.  Lilly enjoyed it too but more than anything she liked scooting around in her little car scattering tinsel and baubles as she went. It was such a lovely Christmas and one we will never forget. 

Hang on a minute wouldn’t these look better on me?

OK perhaps not!

Nearly done but I do need to straighten these baubles.

Other photos from that wonderful holiday here.

I'm linking with Julie over at Julie's Scrapbook 

40 comments:

  1. What a lovely tree. How sweet, summer dress, bare feet, height of summer, and a Christmas Tree!

    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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    1. We have lovely memories of that Christmas. Our daughter-in-law has a large family, and we got to spend Christmas Day with them all. It was so much fun. xxx

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  2. Ah! Bless! What a little 'pearl'...! :).
    I suppose when you can reach the fairy..
    your an adult..! :).

    Have'nt had a tree since my daughter went
    off to Uni..some 22yrs ago, but, still put
    up the crib..same crib l had as a wee boy!
    Wee! I suppose l was once, l always thought
    l was born 6ft 3in..HeHe!

    I did look up, on how to decorate a Christmas
    Tree....
    1)The first step in how to decorate a Christmas
    tree is adding the lights. ...
    1)Add Christmas Tree Garland. ...
    3)Hang Christmas Tree Ornaments.
    (Do they think people are thick..or what)..!

    I thought this was interesting....
    In America, many families put up their tree the
    week before Thanksgiving – the fourth Thursday
    of November. In many places, people put their
    trees up at the beginning of Advent – the fourth
    Sunday before Christmas. In Australia, the tree
    is usually put up on December 1, about a week
    before the school summer holidays....!

    Some jokes please..
    Knock Knock! Who's there? Mary and Abby! Mary and Abby who?
    Mary Christmas and a Abby new year.

    The 4 stages of life:
    1)You believe in Santa Claus
    2)You don't believe in Santa Claus
    3)You dress up as Santa Claus
    4)You look like Santa Claus...

    oooO! Nearly forgot...Love that Elephant
    on the cupboard there....! Nice that! :0).

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    1. Hi Willie, would you believe Zoe (the little pearl) is seven next year. Lilly is five now and soon to start school. I don’t know where the years have gone. I like that elephant too I must ask Karen where it came from.

      You found some interesting facts but does anyone really need to be told how to decorate a Christmas tree? How very strange!

      Hope you had a good day out yesterday. Yeovil was very festive and very busy.

      Knock, knock!
      Who’s there?
      Donut.
      Donut who?
      Donut open until Christmas!

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    2. HeHe! Yes! Great day...spent a bit of money,
      though stole most of it..I was abused a few
      times..but, then the way l dress, it's to be
      expected...I~LOVE~IT....! :).
      But! Then! I'm quite well know in Poole!

      I just had a peek over at Julies post, and she
      mentions candles in Victorian times, when l was
      a boy, we had candles on the tree..little red
      ones in silver holders that clipped onto the
      branch..Goodness! You won't dream of doing it
      to~day...! :(.

      I remember....I used to get a Christmas stocking
      every year...Colouring book,a toy, and an orange!
      As l got older, l used to think, ‘when am l gonna
      get a one, with a leg in it’. :).
      But, that’s another story! :0).

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    3. You make my trip to Yeovil sound positively dull! I didn’t steel anything, and I didn’t get abused. I must be going wrong somewhere!

      We had little electric candles like that but never the real thing. You are lucky to be alive!

      My sister, brother and I all had stockings like that – and to my knowledge, none of them had legs in, although I can’t speak for my brother. :-)

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  3. What lovely memories and photos, they are really something to treasure. No bare feet here at Christmas! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Or here Valerie, more likely slippers and warm socks! Hugs Barbara

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  4. Do you know, that I can see YOU in her? She is precious, and for a minute there, it looked as if SHE was going to be decorated! Anything can happen when a child takes over the tree! Happy days to you dear Barbara!

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    1. That’s lovely Anita! People have said that in the past, and of course I like to think she looks a little like me, but she is definitely prettier. :0)
      It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...Enjoy! x

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  5. What an adorable young lady! I love how the little ones remind us so gently of the meaning of the holiday spirit. The tree is fantastic! Hugs...RO

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    1. Thank you RO, of course we think she is adorable because she is our granddaughter, but it’s nice to hear it from other people too. Hugs.

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  6. Oh, your little pearly girl is the sweetest thing ever. This is a Christmas card in itself!

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    1. Bless you Jeanie that is so kind of you.

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  7. She's a sweet little helper and seems to have done a great job. :)

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    1. She loved doing it but she did have a little help from her mummy and nanny! :)

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  8. Enchanting photos! A real live Christmas fairy!!!!

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    1. She is certainly our little Christmas fairy.

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  9. What a beautiful set of photographs. Christmas is all about children. Shame they have to grow up.

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    1. Christmas really is all about children, and once they are grown it is never the same. Hence we are trying to make memories while the girls are small, but it is not always easy when they are so far away.

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  10. Even as a stranger these photos melt my heart. They must have yours in puddles on the floor.

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  11. I am so sorry I missed this beautiful post. Your granddaughter is gorgeous and she looks like she was having the time of her life helping to decorate that tree. What a fabulous tree and adorable child. I can tell how proud of her you are.

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    1. We are so proud of Zoe and our other three beautiful grandchildren and feel very blessed. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. x

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  12. Aww bless...I've had to smile watching my 19yo son and his 16yo cousin decorate the tree at my parents...they were accompanied by a house style music play list on his mobile...not a Christmas tune to be heard!
    Arilx

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    1. That must have been so much fun for all concerned. It made me smile just thinking about it. x

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  13. What wonderful memories! Love the pictures! <3

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    1. All the more precious as we see so little of them. x

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  14. I bet she's almost tall enough now to put the angel/fairy on top of the tree. Delightful photos!

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    1. Looking at recent photos I have a feeling she is almost as tall as me – or maybe even taller! It will be fun finding out when we see them next year. Lilly’s nickname is Lilly Long Longs, and she isn’t as tall as Zoe. :0)

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  15. Priceless! So beautiful! What a happy memory! I am so enjoying these posts Barbara! Big Hugs!

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    1. It makes me very happy to know you are enjoying the posts, thank you! xx

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  16. Not seen these photos before, just gorgeous

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    1. I don't think we shared them at the time because we just had so many. Perfect for this post though. xxx

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  17. Memories are so precious.
    Lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are absolutely right Jan! Thanks for coming over. Barbara

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