Thursday, December 12, 2013

the tree

the treethe treethe treethe tree

Especially for Pippa! Because she wanted it so badly; a real Christmas tree!

After years of all kinds of homemade XL wood & wool x-mas trees, we finally have an old-fashioned green Christmas tree with candle lights again.

In 2008 we made our first xl wooden x-mas tree. It stayed in our backyard for a whole year and in December 2009 we moved it in the house again.
In 2009 we had the h e a r t tree.
In 2010 we had a p a s t e l tree.
In 2011 we had a c h r i s t m a s - s t o r y tree.
In 2012 we even had a c h r i s t m a s - c a b i n e t.

Pippa and I had lot's of fun picking a tree last Tuesday. We checked all x-mas trees and ultimately we chose the most beautiful one...
Yesterday I bought a tree stand because the wooden stand I made myself was not 'functioning'. We decorated the tree with pastel pompons and real candles.
This morning I changed the real candles (so beautifully scandinavian...) in the tree for an old-fashioned light cord with almost-real-candles. (for safety sake)

Just love the tree and it smells so good...


  1. Ooooo.... nou Pippa had een punt! wat een super mooie boom! helemaal gaaf! ik vind je blog echt geweldig! ik geniet ervan.... ik wil graag een houten bord van je! ik ga eens even zoeken hoe ik er aan kan komen!!!

    Groetjes Lisanne

  2. Een echte boom is zo mooi en het staat zo mooi. Geniet van de twinkles van de lichtjes wanneer je je ogen dicht knijpt :)

  3. Ik heb ook zo'n kind ;-)
    ( geprobeerd om echte kaarsjes op je houten 'xmas tree' te doen, maar das echt link!

  4. Wonderful trees!
    The christmas-story tree is my favourite :)

    Christmas greetings from Finland!


  5. never had a christmas tree with real candles!!! beautiful!!!
    xxxx Ale

  6. Wat een mooie Winter Wonderland Tree.

  7. Just beautiful ! I love the pastel pompons! With real candles is nicer, but is also dangerous.

    X-mas greetings from Portugal

  8. Wij hebben dit jaar ook een echte! ben er heel blij mee. Mooi die pompon kerstballen

    1. Ja ik zag het op Hinkstagram; wat bijzonder! Fijne feestdagen x

  9. Pippa is right :)
    Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year are my wishes to you and Family.
    From Lisbon / Portugal