No trees left in Castle Douglas

We went to get a Christmas tree today in Castle Douglas, oh what a thing, we could find none, the green grocer, the garden centre and the builders merchants (from whom last year we bought their last tree) what were we to do? Paul would have been happy not to bother but the traditionalist that I am I couldn’t have Christmas without a tree. So we went for a wander, found a little patch of woodland and “borrowed” a branch. We will give it back afterwards if required.

It fits just grand into the neck of a Doug jar which we sat on Matt’s plate which I have just received via Lizzie’s mum after I bought it from his exhibition at Number 8 in Pershore all those months ago.
Thanks Matt and Lizzie’s mum.
Thought you might like to see some of the decorations, lots of mine and one of Sherry’s, one of my friend Bev’s – porcelain holly leaf with a green celadon, one of Rebecca Callis – porcelain bird, Amanda’s glass snowflake on the top, a bright pink glittery Hazel bird – very you Hazel, some wooden German cutouts and a little Swedish wooden horse from a crazy but ever so lovely Swedish Scout leader that I know.

I can start to relax and feel Christmassy now, we’re off to a concert tomorrow called “Forgotten Carols” sung by the Galloway Feral Choir, they put on a fabulous show every year of ancient festive songs, it’s beautiful. Put the marzipan on the cake today, maybe should have done that a couple of weeks ago but it’s there now.
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6 Responses to No trees left in Castle Douglas

  1. potterboy says:

    Your little branch looks better than my wopping great tree… I don’t have the womans touch (took me about 30 seconds to decorate.) If you put water in the bottle, it might root, then you can plant it in a pot and use it next year.Did you collect a yule log while you were at it? (i think it was hugh fearlessly eats-it-all who did that, in a wood, with a white witch – now there’s a thing.)

  2. Ron says:

    Good job on the ‘tree’. We have nothing and probably won’t go to the trouble. I’m soooo not into the Xmas thing. Pity.

  3. That there branch looks right at home doesn’t it! What a grand job, and I love the decorations – I’m gonna ask Matt to make some for me for next year. I made my own sewn ones a few years ago and filled ’em with lavender. Pics to come maybe later. Doin’ our tree today, while he’s at work. Merry Xmas!

  4. Hannah says:

    We got a potted one last year Andrew hoping to bring it in again this year but it is now a brown stick. Not very jolly looking at all. We can burn it now though. There is water in the jar, hance it’s sat on Matt’s plate else there’d be a damp patch ont he box. I’d love a big tree but we only have a small house. This’d look like a twig in your place. Your’s is great, especially with the pots under it.White witch? There’s a few of them up here if you’re after one.

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