#9 Decking the halls

Christmas is a busy time for everyone, especially Australians. Unlike in Europe, Christmas coincides with summer and the end of the school year, creating a kind of “perfect storm” of social events. Perhaps it’s because we’re new in town, perhaps it’s the challenging weather, but I noticed a  lack of Christmas events in my life this year. So, I had my own. We ate lebkuchen, we drank glühwein, we listened to Christmas music, we made decorations. Paper, ribbon, beads, cinnamon sticks; we used it all. Remember salt dough? Petra brought along some salt dough ornaments, several of which are now ready to hang on the tree, bright with the creative touches of the Horne boys. Anne presented me with a boxed set of gold stars she had folded by hand. They’ll be in the permanent collection for sure. It was certainly the perfect way to round out my Christmas decor… and make the festive season just that little more festive.

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3 Responses to “#9 Decking the halls”


  1. 1 Jill December 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Now this I love. Reckon the best decorations are those made yourself, or by or with friends. Lots of love, Jill

  2. 2 Samantha December 22, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Ally super decorations! So nice that you got to spend time with friends making them too 🙂 The cinnamon sticks and lemons look the same as the wreath hanging in your mum’s home! It looks pretty and smells so nice, I bet your tree is smelling just as nice now too. Did you dry the lemons yourself or were they from the CL Fair too? Love the paper stars too 🙂 Not many sleeps to go! Sam xoxoxox

  3. 3 Arthur December 22, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Your crafting abilities come to the fore again Ally. Who can forget the Robin Redbreasts that you used to make from Kurrajong pods, gum nuts, cotton wool and a twig! Not to mention the myriad of others little creatures that you made from materials sourced on the garden and/or local bush. It seems like you have teamed up with a like-minded crowd in Liepzig – wonderful to see. I look forward to sharing Christmas with you again in the future so I can see your creations first hand. How is Rose faring with the Christmas build up? Excited or is she still a bit young yet?

    Lots of Love,

    Dad


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