Miss E can't wait to put up the Christmas tree. She has been begging to put it up since early November but I am sticking firm to the first weekend in December. Finally, when we received this gorgeous Oh Joy bunting from Minted in the mail, I took pity on her and allowed her to unpack just one box. She chose the white birds (which recently had a staring role in my Melbourne Cup fascinator) and silver bells, and we spent a happy morning stringing them in the pear trees and making a festive grotto for picnics, playing and snoozing.
Unpacking Christmas ornaments is always nostalgic. Remembering carefully unwrapping the fragile glass balls as a child, the dusty smell of tissue paper and old shoe boxes, the delight of rediscovering forgotten favourites. I am glad Miss E enjoys this time too, we are both looking forward to this weekend. Fairy lights and tinsel ahoy!!!