Thursday, 10 December 2009

Rituals

Building works may mean we won't have a living room this Christmas. I may have to just pop our tree on the kitchen table, the annual visit to a local farm to choose our tree is a favourite festive ritual. Do you have any seasonal rituals?


Elsewhere the best dressed tree of the day is from Dottie Angel.


All images Dottie Angel

9 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

Apart from opening my presents as soon as I wake up...we decorate the tree the 2nd weekend in December. The first feels too early, by Saturday we'll be feeling very Christmassy.

Caroline, no. said...

I love making a huge trifle. I used to do it with my Grandma every Christmas. The tradition will be upheld this year, with a trifle bigger and better than ever.

The Curious Cat said...

Oh dear, that is a shame to be without a lounge...but as most of the activity happens in the kitchen over Christmas, I'm sure you will still be cosy and merry! Especially with how you decorate things so beautifully!xxx

ELK said...

paper whites...lots of them

Helena said...

I'm not going home this Christmas (my family lives overseas), so most of my rituals are being disrupted. However, I guess that means I get to make my own! I'm throwing a Christmassy tea party tomorrow night and I can't wait.

Sunflower said...

i love your blog; visit it every day!! such lovely posts. christmas for me is mostly the wonderful happy feeling that you can sense in the world.....isn't it amazing?!
thank you for constantly sharing beauty!!
debbie

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

We are also in the middle of renovations. I was hoping for it all to be done before Christmas (not likely now) Oh well. I'll focus on the true spirit of Christmas rather than the house. As for rituals, I love unwrapping a gift on Christmas Eve of a new set of nightwear and a book. So cozy! xx

Leela Cyd said...

i love the placement of your beautiful xmas tree, a spot i've never considered. my favorite ritual is setting up my pink sparkly tinsel tree, usually the day after thanksgiving and starting some large gift project -- last year was paper white bulbs in little glass jars. Alas, this year is a bit different, as I'm living in India, away from home/family and friends.

I do love your photos, with the serene light and thoughtful details in the work you do.

Keep it up!

Lisa said...

Love the colors in the post! Our traditions are a big family dinner on Christmas even and then individual family time on Christmas. We also switched from ucut trees to potted ones, but still take a trip to the tree farms to see the decorations, drink cider, etc.