Thursday, 15 January 2015

End of Christmas Holidays

Finally on Monday I took down our Christmas tree. Usually I clean it away on Jan. 6.,
when we celebrate the Epiphany. In Transylvania on this day ends the Christmas holidays and begins a period of festivals and carnivals. 
We call this period 'Farsang' and it's aim is to scare off the winter and welcome spring.

Here is our Christmas tree and its last day:

In our apartment we have a little artificial pine tree and at my parents 
we have a bigger one. But this little is our :)
My biggest problem with artificial trees is that I can't smell that sweet scent of pine trees,
but I think these days it's a huge irresponsibility to buy a tree just for a few days...
(but I still miss that smell!)

Now a little description of my ornaments :)

Here are the first glass baubles I bought for our tree a few years ago.

And I have some red bows.

Three little personal treasures. The first angel was given to me by my lovely mother, 
the little Santa was a gift from a dear friend from Japan and the third angel was also a gift
from one of my best friends.

Here are my favorite ornaments. Some really old ones (about 40-50 year old),
I received them last year from my sweet grandmother.
Hope once I can give them to my own grandchildren!

These angel wings were made by me two years ago.

So happy for these left over chocolates :) Yummm

And the most important: the angel hair and the lights!!!

Do you have any favorite Christmas ornaments? 


  1. My favorite Christmas ornament is the one that looks like my dog! We've have my dog for 12 years, had the ornament for about 7 years, but she died this past summer. The ornament became extra extra special this past christmas and always will be! Nice post :)

    1. Thank you dear Sara for your comment! I absolutely understand that's your favorite ornament! I'm very very sorry for your loss!!!
      Glad you like my post :)

  2. Oh, vintage and old ornaments are the best, they always have their own story.
    Love this post too! :)
    xxx Meredith

    1. Thank you very much Meredith, I'm glad you love this post!!!