Saturday, 22 December 2007

Traditional Tree

Much as I love my white kitchen tree, I'm a bit of a traditional girl at times and it wouldn't be Christmas for me without a green tree and red baubles. That's what we have in our front room. We bought a real tree, I wanted a growing one in a pot which would hopefully last more than one year. Sadly there wasn't much available by the time we went looking and we had to come home with a rather sorry looking specimen. It's very lop-sided and wierdly has two central stalks. Mr. Bloom wanted to cut one of them out, but that would have left only half a tree, so I worked with what there was.

My main tree always features red, this year I combined it with cream and a little bit of gold, as it's quite a small tree. I've mainly used round baubles and flowers, a few special ornaments plus lots of fine gold lametta. I wanted to put angel hair on as well but couldn't find it.

Around the base I have arranged a few more Christmas trinkets, and of course Santa.

Now it's starting to feel Christmassy around here!

I must also thank Kristina of .Shabbily Ever After. for nominating me for this blogger award:

I'm not quite sure what I've done to deserve this, but thank you Kristina, I feel very honoured. I think a condition of the award is that I have to divulge 7 random facts about myself. Now that's a tough one as I don't usually make a habit of divulging, but I will tell you this:

1. I love relaxing in a hot bath but get bored after 5 minutes and want to get out again.
2. I hate having to dry and style my hair.
3. I love animals but don't have any pets.
4. Both my little toenails have split into 2 and won't grow back together again (yuk, sorry about that one!)
5. I once won a competion to feature in a magazine beauty makeover.
6. I like looking at cookbooks and recipes, but don't actually like to cook.
7. I am VERY VERY grumpy first thing in the morning.

Ok, that's enough about me, I shan't tag anyone as I think all you lovely bloggers are amazing and it would be impossible to choose just 3.

So, that just leaves the business of Christmas...

From my Christmas home to yours I wish you peace, joy and love this Christmas,

and a Blogging-Good New Year!

Lots of love to you all, see you soon,

x Lucy Bloom x


  1. Hi Lucy,
    I won't scare you by telling you how similar we are, will I - I share 5 out of your 7 random facts (I've not won a make-over ever, but could definately do with one!!)

    Your tree is a delight and you really don't notice that it has two stems! I am also a traditional girl, so love your red decoartions - Have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to reading your blog next year.

    Niki x

  2. Merry Christmas Lucy! Your decs look lovely, I like the colour combination. Have a lovely time and look forward to reading more in 2008.
    Gill x

  3. Lovely pictures again Lucy, I especially love your little toadstools on the tree,the angel standing at the foot of the tree and of course, your sweet white Santa! Have a very Hapy Christmas, Jackie Mx

  4. Congrats on the award Lucy!!! Love the tree and all the decorations! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and very happy New year.
    Hope you don't mind but I posted a photo of your lovely pegs on my blog! Too pretty to hide away!

  5. Hi Lucy

    I too share more than a few of the random facts with you!

    I always decorate in a very traditional way and have built up a collection of red and gold decorations over the years. We finally finished putting all the deocrations up and it really has put me in the Christmas spirit!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

    Best Wishes

    Clare x

  6. Hi Lucy

    How bizarre - five matching random facts, too. And we must be related (see fact no 4)!!!!!

    Love the trees. It's so nice to see that other people are organised and ready for Christmas. Our tree is standing outside and the decs are still in the roof - but there's plenty of time to rectify that!!!!

    Have a lovely Christmas.

    Sue x

  7. Your tree looks lovely!
    A very happy Christmas to you too!

  8. Dearest Lucy Bloom and Mr. Bloom, I think your tree is one of the most precious I've seen and that you both have done a fine job! It looks like a little fairy flew over and sprinkled fairy dust all over your entire house. It is all so delightful....I absolutely love the colors you use, Mrs. Bloom!
    hugs and Merry

  9. WOWEEE Lucy.... your decorations are sublime!
    I love learning more about all my favourite bloggers
    and your random facts are fascinating and familiar!
    I totally empathise with no. 1 and 2..
    Have a wonderful Christmas Mr & Mrs Bloom and hopefully I will get to meet you in Marlborough next year!

  10. Delightful pics Lucy,love all the decorations,hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year ....
    Kath x

  11. Your tree is just beautiful! Loved reading things about you, they sounded so much like myself, with the exception of the toenails.LOL
    I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Joyous and Blessed Christmas and the very best to you in the New Year.

  12. Hi Lucy, I have just seen your gorgeous tree! I then looked at the previous post which I must have missed and saw the other beautiful tree in your kitchen! You have done a super job at decorationg them and your home. It all looks so pretty. I hope you and mr. bloom have had a lovely holiday. Best wishes for the new year!

  13. I think you were very kind to take in that little Christmas tree that everyone else had shunned! x

  14. Dear Lucy

    I love your website and am very intrigued by Mr Bloom ... where did you meet, does he share your interest, does he help ? sounds like a dream boat.


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Lucy x