In a Vase on Monday: My Christmas Tree

On Friday I took my daughter and her children to see the Ignite Garden display at Kingston Lacy

Which was a magical way to meet outside at the start of their Christmas holidays.

This is Little Miss M, in a pixie hat I knitted, who just seemed to feel right at home in the Fern Garden

As we were walking round, we were talking about Christmas trees and I was telling the children how I used to take my children into the woods to collect fallen branches, that we would take home, and decorate for our tree as I did not want to kill a tree for Christmas.

Nowadays, I don’t ‘do’ Christmas and haven’t put any Christmas decorations up for years. I will be in a caravan by the sea this year, and I am really looking forward to it.

On Saturday, Little Miss M walked over to my house with a present

…….a branch they had to cut off their tree to balance it, topped with a decoration I had made with the children a couple of years ago

and some pink yarn because I like pink. She carried the lametta in her pocket so it wouldn’t blow away and then put it on the ‘tree’ as she gave it to me.

Heart-melting! I will take it with me to my caravan by the sea!

Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.


28 responses to “In a Vase on Monday: My Christmas Tree

  1. Lovely story Sandra and great night photos.

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  2. what a wonderful gesture, your own little “tree”

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  3. krispeterson100

    I love the light show, especially the giant snail and the toadstool vignette. Your granddaughter’s thoughtful mini-Christmas tree is the perfect mobile decoration to brighten your holiday.

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  4. What a lovely outing and a lovely gesture from the children ๐Ÿ˜Š I wondered if this would be your solo Christmas this year – and if you were going back to the treehouse!

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  5. Magical is right! Every bit of it.

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  6. Kingston Lacy looks magical – but the best magic came from your grandaughter.

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  7. Such a special gift! Have a wonderful time.

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  8. Going Batty in Wales

    That display of lights is beautiful and how great you could share it with your daughter and grandchildren! Your story of Christmas trees past obviously started ideas flowing and a creative spark took hold! Enjoy your caravan by the sea.

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  9. How lovely! I think she got the perfect gift for you there! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  10. What a lovely gift. Children are so great.

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