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12/12/2007


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o tiny tannenbaum ...

Until I can take a photo of my Christmas tree, I thought I would leave you with an image of my little pottery one, this comes out without fail every year and sits on my kitchen window sill, I am always reluctant to pack it away on twelfth night, but at least the piece of Cornishware I have to take away for space, can go back. I bought this little tree many years ago in Lakeland, when it was still known as Lakeland Plastics! I rate this as one of my best ever buys, I really like it, I have never seen a similar one anywhere else, unless you can tell me different?

Kath from Beeswax wants to know how tall the tree is, I must confess I hadn't thought of measuring it! It is 36 cm tall from the base to the top of the star (14 inches in old money) and 18cm (7 inches) across the widest part of the base of the tree.

17 comments:

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi there,
Your tree is beautiful i have never seen one like it before and i'm not surprised you find it hard to put it to bed until next christmas its so cute.
Kristina XxX

Katherines Dream said...

I am not teasing...honest! we just love the same thing's...and your tree, I have just remembered on seeing it, that my mum had one just the same and it must still be in her house somewhere! gosh now I have to find it......
Have a super weekend,
Carol xx

Kari & Kijsa said...

How wonderful...love your tree!

Have a blessed day...

smiles, kari and kijsa

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Such a pretty tree Louise. I remember seeing these on sale somwhere years ago but I can't remember where. I really loved them but didn't buy one - wish I had now though!

Cowboys & Custard said...

What a lovely tree! It would brighten up any dark little corner and we have lots of those!
I thought of you the other day Louise.. I was stood in front of a mouth watering display of Cornish ware china in many colours... I nearly took a snap of it for you but thought I would be asked to leave the shop!
Our tree is going up this Saturday... Pickles is ready and waiting to dismantle it at the first opportunity!
Have a lovely day.
Michelex

Gina said...

Oh what an adorable little tree ~ no I've never seen one before! :O)

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a sweet little tree!

beeswax, said...

The tree is so swet Louise, what size is it? Nop, certainly not seen anything like that before, else I would have grabbed it...
thanks for you comments, we too are celebrating our 25th this year , in fact on 16th of Dec, I remember that my wedding was all family,and the only thing I got to choose was my dress, well thats how it was then, not now though, frightened sometimes to make the odd idea for fear of treading on their toes, but thankfully both Louise and Amy have LET ME IN!!on both weddings, which is why I am so happy about it, my wedding was all done for me , by my mum, who did a great job, but looking back now I often wish I had a part in the say of the day!!, never mind here we are 25 years later, through all the ups and big downs, so can't complain at all..
Except I'd better be getting something for this aniverssary!!(spelling?)....have been hinting, but one just wonders if it goes in one ear and out the other,...
Sorry to hear about your mum Loise, I can understand what you mean but still would be nice to have one after 25 years engaged?...in fact what a lovely idea, it could be just yourselves and 2 other friends , discreetly, or a full blown affair with all the trimmings!!!...your mum would be with you in heart no matter whatx

Now must go and look for a xmas tree like that...I WANT ONE!!

Joanna said...

Thats a lovely little tree, it must make your windowsil look very pretty. You did not need to apologise, it was a lovely disciption of blogland.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Louise ~ I just came upon your blog via Kath at Beeswax. My name is Becky and I live in California. My son lives in England and said that the weather is very bleak these days. He misses our sunshine! But, on the other hand, he is lucky to be over there and beat me to it! ha

I love your tree! I have seen ones like this before and they are usually vintage and can fetch quite a price. The size that you have could be around 45.00 (or 90 pounds). Have always wanted one and really think yours is just wonderful. Now, I read about your blog etiquette, but I'd like to add you to my list of friends...if that is okie dokie with you.

Have a beautiful day!

Becky

Lesley said...

That's such a sweet tree. I've never seen one like that before. It's very unusual with it's lights. It must look really lovely in your window. I don't think I'd want to put it away either! :-)

Ragged Roses said...

What a lovely tree, just perfect for a window sill or corner and the cats couldn't harm it! We feel like we're living in a bowling alley at the moment with all the baubles hurtling across the floor!
Kimx

Rabbits' Guy said...

The Captain's carrot cake ... no, Racer did not take a bite. I think we presented him with too much frosting, not enough cake! But he enjoyed the time on the table!

I am about to eat the very last now!!!!

beeswax, said...

Thanks for that Louise, especially the old money convertion!! never did master the new way!1
No, I looked all day out and about, even at Lakeland and not a tree like yours to be found,so you have a very unique original tree in your house, and lovely in to the bargain...x Kath

beeswax, said...

Sorry to take up another comment space but I forgot to tell you where my interest in mabel lucie attwell came from, it was my gran who used to send my sisterand I a postcard every week as we lived 90 miles from her, they were always MLA's postcards, so the memories are very warm for me, unfortunatley my mum did not hold on to them, but I still look out for them at fairs , very rare to find now, rather pricey but are so lovely to have...
kath x

ChelleBez said...

What a cute little tree! I think I recall painting something similar in a ceramics class when I was a kid. Your picture brought that all flooding back.

I think Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and I always hate when the decorations have to come back down and go back into storage. Everything seems so drab until spring afterward.

I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to look at your blog this week, but it is on my #1 list of must do things before the week is out, so look forward to more comments!

Happy Friday!
Michelle

P.S. Did you check out that dream website yet? Its really fun, even if it is a bunch of malarky.

Katherine said...

Hi Louise! My mom has a tree like this and I think a friend of the family had made it for her years ago. The only difference may be the star at the top of the tree. Such a pretty decoration and I can see why you have a hard time packing it away after Christmas.