Anatomy of a Christmas Tree

Now that you’ve seen Papa’s Crèche (but I have to confess, and as shocking as it may sound since you saw both a hunter and a fisherman hanging out in that thing, that you didn’t get to see all of it), lets take a closer look at mon petit sapin de Noël.

See how that Joyeux Noël hanging from the branches is blue and not red, or green. Well that’s because our tree is pretty much blinged out in blue and yellow gold, ASM Clermont’s colors. Now, whose idea might that have been… (I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t me and it wasn’t Fifty so…. ). So yeah, with the exception of a few random ornaments, I have a tree dedicated to a rugby team. How very festive.

But my tree isn’t all blue and gold, I have a few Newbridge silver ornaments that have been gifted to me over the years. They’re my little bit of Ireland shimmering brightly from the tree (even if the silver clashes with all the gold a tad bit). And I have another piece of Ireland…
When my mother was moving back to Texas from Dublin, her sister-in-law gave her this angel and then not too long after, passed away. My mother thought I’d like the angel for me tree and brought it over for me, so now I feel like I have a real angel (thanks Auntie Kay and say hi to my daddy for me – I have this great image of them having pints together in heaven). 
And I just realized that despite The Husband’s Clermont Rugby theme, I’ve got a whole lot of Ireland on there too… there’s the red Starbucks cup I bought in Dublin last year that’s been waiting patiently to be hung up (if I can’t get the real thing, I’ll take a mini ceramic one. I like to pretend it’s full of  Gingerbread Latte). 
Then of course there’s my favorite Christmas ornament (it may look like nothing more than a beer mat that I swiped from a pub in Dublin but it is oh so much more than that).  
Now would you look at that… even though my favorite ornament is an Irish ornament, it’s a rugby ornament too, which kind of goes hand in hand with The Husband’s theme so it all works out in the end. A bit of me, a bit of him and it’s all topped off by the sweetest, most golden angel of them all… 
bisou

24 responses to “Anatomy of a Christmas Tree”

  1. I like it. It may be unconventional, but it is just right for you, I think. 🙂 And for the record, I don't think silver and gold clash … I've always liked the way 'silver and gold' sound/look together.

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  2. HAHA, LOVE the rugby Christmas tree!!Not going to tell the LSH about this, he might start getting notions!

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  3. Only you can turn a Christmas tree into so much fun – Clermont colors!! and heart squeezing too – with your angels watching over you… I set up ours last night, and instead of Roro, there is Rara on my tree ; ) Merci pour la carte de Noel Sara! Joyeux Christmas and Merry Noel to you all!

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  4. Wow. That is one classy tree.

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  5. I like your Xmas tree!Especially the Starbucks cup …Joyeux Noel my dear Sara.Bisous, Babi

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  6. Of course you have a Starbucks ornament!! Love it.And the photo of what's his name Roro Aurelien (I still can't get over this name..you know why)..haha! You guys are nuts! Nuts is good. : )MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! xo!

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  7. Ha, I hate rugby (yes, rugby-hating NZers exist) but I love that you went with an unconventional theme of what you love! Maybe one day I'll have a Formula One Christmas tree!

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  8. It is refreshing to see a tree that is that has personal touches instead of looking as if has come from a department store window. À joyeux Noël

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  9. Your sapin is tres belle! You can never have too much silver and gold!

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  10. Funky tree, very festive with a “bric à brac des passions et du monde”!

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  11. Well, that's just fanatic – I mean, fantastic. Merry Christmas, Sara!

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  12. My favorite is the Starbucks cup. Very fitting!

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  13. The Starbucks is too cute!

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  14. We get the missing Ireland bit, too. Your tree is funny and lovely. Your Dad and Your Aunt, over their pints, are looking down at you with love and pride. Happy Christmas Sara, Greagory, and Fifty!

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  15. I think that last ornament was the first time a Christmas decoration inspired me to go “woof”. Nicely done. And I mean “NICE”. Woof. Merry merry!

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  16. Such a fun tree and seems to represent you both well…love that Sbucks cup! Happy holidays, Sara! What are you giving Fifty for Christmas?

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  17. I can totally get on board with a tree dedicated to a rugby team, especially if it meant Santa would bring me a rugby player for Christmas… wonder if it's too late to start decorating ;o)

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  18. Love the theme! Peace and joy!

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  19. I love it! I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

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  20. HA! I love that Gregory picked out the inspiration for your tree… and that said inspiration is a rugby team. At least the colors are pretty, and at least you've got your starbucks ornament right where it belongs!! 🙂

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  21. I love tree decorations that tell a little story and have sentimental value.What a fun theme and I really like the blue and silver – a change from the traditional colours. Thanks for your visits to my blog – I appreciate all your comments too.Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Love the Guinness ornament! Awesome!

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  23. I love all of these! I love collected ornaments the best.

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  24. Very nice tree 🙂 I love it!

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