Saturday, 19 December 2009

a twig and a felted bauble

I have a confession to make. I haven't got a christmas tree. Instead I've got a twig in a glass bottle. It's a rather nice twig, covered in lichen and little feathery fronds. A minimalist tree, if you will. And it has just one decoration.


I was given this sweet little felted bauble by a friend. I love it. Simple, colourful and handmade. It reminds me a of those christmas pebbles I made last year.


And I love the silvery wood of this chunky little stool (made using reclaimed wood, by the same friend who made these). Especially when paired with my twig, the bauble, the bottle and some sunlight.


I haven't got a tree because I'm away over christmas, and I know when I come home I shall have had enough of it all.

Last night it snowed. I was visiting a little hamlet up on the moor, and it was transformed by a gentle dusting of magical white. We even had a few flurries down by the sea today. It's a rare thing, this far south west, and without fail I feel a childlike excitement.

I'm wishing for more!

13 comments:

Kate said...

And I think it's cute! Actually as I type we have no tree either, for just the same reason. Hopefully that will be all sorted by Monday because I'm suffering severe withdrawal symptoms. By the way I was in Cornwall with my parents last weekend, I bet I was close to where you are!
Kate

kristina said...

G and I finally put up a little tree this weekend. I think your branch looks very elegant.

And snow is always exciting! I wish we had more, too...

K x

Diane said...

You are so uber stylish!!! The excitement of snow means you are still a "girl" !! xxx

Simone said...

The twig, bottle and bauble make a lovely composition. I would like to be a bit more minimalist but it is just not happening with a man and a boy in the house with all their clutter! I hope you get a few more snowflakes! x

bad penny said...

simply stunning.

I have a tree 7 we have agreed to leave it with just a few lights as it looks so pretty. No snow though sadly

Jacqui Dodds said...

What a great idea! I must be quite sad as I love the bottle!
Happy Christmas!

Cottage Garden said...

Diana you really have a knack of putting things together - your twig in a glass bottle is simple and chic and I love it! An idea for next Christmas I feel ... in the meantime my tree is drinking up water like no-one's business because of all the log fires we've been having and the cats are finding the baubles and lights SO irrestible!
How wonderful that you have had snow down there - hope those flurries continue to fall.

Jeanne x

Dragonfly said...

Simply beautiful. I love it all.
T x

JuliaB said...

LOVE THAT TREE!!! I just love it!! It says so much more than the usual type of festive tree. Yes, I like it so much that I might have to make one of my own!!! xx

alice c said...

Diana, your posts have been a delight this December. I haven't been able to comment on every one but I have enjoyed being part of your Christmas preparations. Thank you and wishing you joy for 2010.

Poshyarns said...

Gorgeous composition, they all look just perfect together.

ginny said...

these images are gorgeous x

Discerning Admirer said...

Very Japanese asthetic!