She gave me a reason for choosing each one:
- a pig, because she loves them;
- something to remind me what Christmas is all about;
- and something homemade and purple;
I can't decide which I like best, although I do love the owl because he looks like he wants to hug you! Here's a (bad) picture of one of them hanging on the tree, I wish I could take better pictures in my home, but we like lots of table lamps which don't make for good picture lighting.
While I'm at it, I must show you a couple of pictures of the tree up, and decorated. Its ridiculously big! We went to a tree farm this year, where they cut them down in front of you, but they told us there were very few at the height everyone wants, so they were cutting the tops off the taller trees as they needed a cull anyway to make ready for the next year. He pointed to a tree with a break in the branches at an appropriate height to make a 6foot tree, so we went for it. the Norwegian spruce was only £4 a foot, so we got this tree for £24. We thought it was a bit taller than he said it was, but it touches our ceiling! (our flat is part of an old house, we measured, the ceilings are 10 foot high!) its a bit of a monstrosity, but I love it :) (to give you an idea of scale, that mirror on the right, you can see your head in the lower half of that, and I'm nearly 6 foot tall!)
We can't fit the tree (whatever height) into the living room in this house, so to compensate I have this twisty willow with some little ornaments my Mum gave me hanging on it. I love this willow, it doesn't look half so halloween-esque as it appear here, and the twigs frame each ornament nicely.
Here's a couple of my favourites from the twisty willow - sleeping walnut couple, and skiing Santa:
thanks again Krissa, for the lovely ornaments, they made my day!