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Thursday, 19 December 2013

O Tannenbaum

I think, aside from 'scheisse', the only vocab I remember from my German lessons is 'tannenbaum', from the German original of the song 'Oh Christmas Tree'. I suppose it is fitting for this post, given the Germanic origins of my family's Christmas baubles. Each year a new addition is added to our tree from German and Scandinavian stalls at various Christmas markets. Personally, I love the unique effect it adds to our Christmas tree and the happy memories evoked by each bauble. Here are my favourite ones that my family has collected over the years...








I'd love to hear if you have any similar traditions at Christmas and how you decorate your tree!

Keep festive!


NG <3

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10 comments

  1. Beautiful decorations! My mum loves decorating our family tree and she also buys decorations at Christmas markets.

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  2. Lovely decos and ideas. U have a lovely blog

    Btw i invite u to my blog
    Theres a new post
    Stay in touch
    Xx

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  3. I love trees with traditions! Your heart decs are especially cute. Our tree has a lot of little toys that used to hang on our mobiles as babies and every year we get a new decoration to add to the tree xxx

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  4. So great to hear about your heritage! These decorations are so pretty and endearing, wonderful tree! Thanks for your wonderful words!

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  5. Awww the fifth one down is my favourite, he is so cute! We have loads of old decorations on our tree. Doesn't it just make everything seem a lot more homely? xxx

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  6. Cute post & beautiful decorations! <3

    Usually we update our tree with a new trinket every year to keep with the spirit!

    Sophie xo soinspo

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  7. gorgeous christmas ornaments.. happy holidays!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  8. Beautiful Christmas decorations and they set me in the great festive mood;)

    Merry Christmas dear!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  9. I think that is so wonderful that each ornament means something and makes a special memory! They are beautiful!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  10. I love how handmade they are and how well-thought out each decoration is! I love following traditions and I think it's so interesting :)
    Hope you have a magical day and a happy holiday!

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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