SPARSELY SPARKLING

Yesterday, excited but a little shaky after my tooth was taken out, we went to choose our tree at a lovely family owned farm out in the freezing cold. Usually a drawn out affair with too many contenders or none quite right, but yesterday was quiet, a world away from the weekend choosers, clutching to their tree’s in fear of someone else grabbing the same one. With our two feral tigers and corner space in mind we chose the runt of the litter with barely any back branches, and I felt very happy to take it home, like he might never get picked due to his imperfect shape. I was a bit worried about under decorating, but after seeing these beautiful Danish trees below on the Team Living site (via the lovely Sanctuary), I am really happy with the barely decorated look. x

Bottom images Team Living.Dk

  • http://www.teawithruby.co.uk Jane

    I like to see the tree as it really is the star of the show. Its rather like when a woman wears far too much jewellery, less is more that is what I say!

    Lovely tree by the way

    Jane x

  • http://gettingitswoonworthy.blogspot.com Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

    Your tree is absolutely lovely and works gorgeously in your perfectly imperfect home (and I do mean that as the highest compliment)! So nice you’ve given it some Christmassy lovin’ :)

    My other half always wants a real one for Christmas (smell, nostalgia reasons) but aside from the cost (£70 for a real tree? REALLY?) my OCD just can not handle non-symmetry. It’s a sickness, I tell ya.

    That being said, I’ve never been one to over-pack my tree. I think the pretty things hanging from it need room to breathe…

    xxx

  • http://thehomeground.com Brittany

    Your tree is so sweet! I love the un-decorated tree look. Keeps them looking like the real life lovely trees that they are. We’ll be putting ours up tonight :)

  • Dan

    Just like ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ – I love the trees! I’m glad your pleased with yours.
    Dan
    -x-

  • http://sea-angels.blogspot.com lynn

    I am sorry you have lost a tooth (sad face) I hope it is starting to feel better now. xx
    Your tree looks lovely and I can see its twinkly lights are so pretty in your lovely room, it is nice to have you back I really missed your posts this week.
    Lynn xxx

  • http://waysideviolet.com/ Jessica

    aw, your tree looks so perfect!

  • http://www.copperandwhim.blogspot.com Copper&Whim

    Aw, your tree is adorable. xxx

  • http://juliasbookbag.com Melissa@Julia’s Bookbag

    Oh this is SO lovely Jeska! How I miss my table top tree that I used to do. The full length tree just doesn’t have the same charm, in my mind, but the kiddo would be sad if we didn’t have the big guy — I think next year maybe I’ll do a small ‘un-decorated’ tree in my family room….

  • http://www.mloves.typepad.com Melissa de la Fuente

    I love it hun…..and am so right there with you. We also picked a tree that we thought perhaps no one else would pick. :) A potted, slightly balding, sweet tree! We love it! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season hunnie!
    xo
    Melis

  • http://www.bohobride.co.uk sarah

    Your tree looks beautiful – so quirky, it doesn’t need to be over-dressed…plus less temptation for your tigers! X

  • Jeska

    loved reading all your comments here, and great to hear you are all for the tree being seen x

    Melis, I am coming straight over and hope to get a glimpse of your sweet little tree x

  • http://www.apricotsandsilk.blogspot.com apricote+silk

    It is a lovely and simple tree! Getting a real tree is such a lovely thing to do.
    I hope your Christmas is beautiful!
    xxxxxx

  • http://www.secretsofabutterfly.typepad.com Kat

    Such a pretty tree, it fits just right in your corner too. You might want to open the smaller of the gifts I sent as it could come in useful ;)
    Kat x