Christmas Decorations

We put up our decorations much later than most people seem to do. Usually, we do it about a week before Christmas. As I mentioned in my “Share Your World” post neither Naomi nor I think much of the monochrome style of decorating that seems to have become popular. I’ve been complaining for years about dull, grey rooms. This year even the summer clothes seem to be subdued colours and now Christmas decorations.

Well, not for us. We wanted colour and sparkle. We have two Christmas trees but both of them are old and we don’t have very good lights for them so next year Naomi wants to buy a new tree with lights already on it. For this year we used hers and to make up for not having fancy lights we used a lot of baubles and decorations. We have plenty as we both had a lot that we’ve had for years. Sometimes something gets thrown out because it is too shabby or broken but there are favourite things that come out every Christmas. Some were inherited from older family members, ours and David’s, some were bought by us thirty or more years ago, some as recently as this week.

Some of our Christmas ornaments

I took down some of my usual ornaments to make room for the Christmas decorations but I didn’t think that Jesus would mind if I left my Buddha’s. One special addition to this display is the small statue of Joseph. I don’t know if you are familiar with the idea that burying a statue of Joseph in your garden can help to sell your house but Naomi decided to give it a try. Joseph was buried upside down in her garden when the house went on the market. It sold in days, last week she went back to the house for the last time and rescued Joseph. He was given a clean and is spending Christmas on display. After Christmas he will get a permanent place of honour somewhere in the house.

I had to leave my black cats out because without them the mirror will fall over.

Naomi created a diorama on a shelf. She has always enjoyed putting funny things with the Nativity display, animals you wouldn’t expect to see, modern things maybe a Dalek. Something like a scene from “Mr Bean’s Christmas” although she didn’t get the idea from that, she was already doing it.

I did try to take some photos of the ornaments at night but wasn’t too successful. If I used the flash you couldn’t see the lights very well but if I didn’t you could hardly see anything at all. I may experiment over Christmas week to see if I can do a better job. I did use a little creative editing here and there.

TV decoration and candles
TV decoration and candles

Just in case I don’t post again before Christmas we would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate it and peace and goodwill to all of you.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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