Wednesday, 18 December 2013

A Christmas Bush

 We decided not to have a Christmas tree this year.
Mr Lottie isn't back to full strength, and I have hurt my back.

Totally on impulse I decided to get a little bush instead.

 I need to have another go at trimming the top - but it looks very pretty with the sun shining on it.
 I crammed on lots of little surprises, even cinanamon sticks 
(you can just see one of a bunch poking out at top - the smell is yummy)
Even if your home is tiny like ours you can still have a festive  'tree'
I sprayed bits of holly gold and some twigs, as I mentioned - lovely cinnamon sticks
very Christmassey, strings of beads, pears, artificial poinsettias and ribbon etc - everything from my 
flower arranging stash box - long ago hidden under a pile of other boxes under the table in my studio.
I wrapped the plant pot up in a big carrier bag and plonked it into a big green plastic plant pot, and wrapped it in potato sacking and added a ribbon.

Not quite big enough for a fairy - but it smells heavenly and fits in our little room perfectly.
And after the Christmas holidays it will be planted in a gap along my fence in the front garden
that has been crying out for a shrub for over a year now - but I have not had to time to buy one!
Until now!

Happy Christmas everyone.

Thanks for popping by

10 comments:

Libellula Jewelry said...

Great solution and environmentally friendly, too!

Have a lovely Christmas and a healthful new year. :)

Sara Sandberg said...

What a beautiful creation! It looks absolutely stunning! I love all the things you have added. Have a wonderful Christmas Lottie. x x x x x

Kaye said...

A beautiful tree Lottie and what a wonderful way to have a tree when circumstances don't allow otherwise. Have a Merry Christmas Kxx

viv said...

What a lovely idea for a tree. It looks really festive

Samantha Read said...

It's a beautiful little bush, wishing you a lovely Christmas Lottie, big hugs xxx

Sandies' Patch said...

A change is as good as a rest some say.......
I like your christmas bush!
Beautifully presented too.
I do hope hubby recovers soon and you too with you back.

Hugs,

Sandie xxx

gardenpinks said...

It is a lovely little bush and you have decorated it beautifully. I bet those cinnamon sticks do smell wonderful.
Hugs
Lynn xx

Deborah said...

A lovely alternative, Lottie. I love the smell of cinnamon!

JoZart said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog.
I love your Christmas bush, it will last long after all the trees have been thrown on land fill or put back into lofts.
Have a Happy Christmas and a creative joyous 2014
Jo x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Thats just perfect Lottie!
Love to you both xxx