Friday, 11 December 2009

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 2 - Tree

In the comments to my last post, Cathy asked if I was going to have a Christmas tree this year. I wasn't planning on it... I really wasn't. But... well... I was shopping at the local mega-100 yen store and they had little fake trees for 300 yen... and suddenly there was one in my shopping basket! I couldn't help myself!

After being spoiled having grown up in an area of Canada with plenty of beautiful bushy and wonderfully pine-y real trees, and especially over the past few years when my father and I have gone out to a local tree farm and clambered through snow banks to pick and then cut down our very own tree... well, I thought that a fake tree just wouldn't cut it. But I pulled it out of the box and set it up anyways...

And while it didn't have a pine-y smell, it did litter little "needles" everywhere!

I still wasn't convinced, however...

And neither was the angel when she was placed atop the tree!

Hold on, what's that??

a baby penguin?

What are penguins doing on the tree???

The lights and most of the decorations (my penguin paper-clips aside) were bought at the 100 yen store along with the tree, so it is a rather simple affair, but with U's help...

I think it turned out alright after all.


  1. Yay! Adorable. love and hugs, Cath

  2. Awww... very sweet! And I love the penguin additions!

  3. Cath - Yay indeed! Having a tree makes me happy. So too does the little (real) poinsetta beside my computer.

    Melanie - Thanks! The penguins make me smile everytime I see them sitting there on the branches...!