This year, we have three trees ..... no, wait ..... actually, we have five trees! How did that happen?
This our big, fibre optic tree, bought quite a few years ago at a not inconsiderable cost. But it has proved its worth many times simply because of the ease of putting-up and taking-down.
The instructions with it state categorically NOT to hang decorations from the branches - so we don't. There are so many fibre optics and LED lights, that it really doesn't need it anyway. This tree is in our lounge, which is really only ever used during the festive season. Oh, apart from when Tim plays the Wii, because it's in there too!
Next, this is the 3ft baby tree I got from Tesco this year for £6.50. I added a few bows and little parcels and the lights and I think it's really sweet!
This is in our family room - the room we use most to sit and watch TV. It's nice and small, but not pokey. Homely, I guess you'd call it.
Last year, at the end of the season, Tesco were selling off their trees at silly prices and I picked up this beauty for around a fiver, if I remember correctly. It's a 6ft corner tree and we thought it would be perfect in the hall beside the front door.
I always drape green garlands and red flowers and bows over the railings and bannisters, so we thought we would decorate the tree with the same colours to match. I like it, but not the lights. No sirreeeeee, bob! They are too blue/white and don't 'go' at all. Next year, I shall have normal, clear lights, which will complement the look much better.
I'll try to get pictures of the other trees posted later.
In the meantime, here is my SOS for today. A gorgeous sunrise taken on Thursday at around 7.30 - 8.00am. Through the patio doors, which is why it isn't as sharp as it should be. I love the colours though.
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