Sunday, 14 December 2008

O Tanenbaum!

How difficult is it to take a photograph of a Christmas tree!!? It never quite seems to come out looking the way it does it does with the naked eye. Anyway, here are a couple of photographs of the tree and it's ornaments - all of which were put up on Friday as I decided that it really was getting close enough to Christmas to put the tree up.

It was quite an interesting exercise actually as I was getting fed up of putting the tree behind my armchair and so only seeing it when I walk in and out of the room. So this year.....I moved the furniture around, swapped the sofa for the armchair, turned the shelves around and put them against the opposite wall and..... made some room for the tree in between the armchair and the door to the lounge. I think that it works very well, I may even leave the lounge like this and put something else, like a table or cupboard, where the tree currently stands.

Anyway - on to the pictures of said tree, which are also being used to take part in Show Me Your Tree as hosted by Uncomplicate me!

The tree from two different angles....

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A couple of ornaments on the tree.....

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And finally - an attempt to get the tree in the dark - I took several photos and none of them came out quite right so here is what I think is the best of the bunch! (This one seemed to work best because it was backlit by all the candles that I had lit in the room!)

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And don't forget that if you want see what else is going on at Show and Tell just go and visit the Teacher and listen to the other Show-and-Tellers!!

14 comments:

Wishing 4 One said...

Wow, great tree! I'm in such a cheery mood reading all these blogs showing christmas trees. Thanks Sam for sharing, it looks fabulous!

Literary Feline said...

The trees never do quite look the same in photos as they do in person, do they? Yours does look great though--and such beautiful ornaments!

Have a great week, Samantha!

alison said...

Looks great!! Thanks for playing along! :)

Kristin said...

What a beautiful tree. I put pics of mine up this week too.

Another Dreamer said...

Pretty tree :) I love the ornaments. I think putting the tree up and putting the ornaments are definitely one of my favorite times of the year.

Cara said...

Yeah - i didn't post the tree for exactly that reason...but your ornaments are awesome!

I love ornaments.

Me said...

It looks great Sam! Cute ornaments too!! :)

Trace

Lindsay said...

Pretty tree! I should probably post pics of mine now that it's all decorated.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! Great tree and ornaments, and I love candles, too.

Good on you for moving the furniture around :)

Cheers.

battynurse said...

Oooh. Pretty. I love Christmas tress.

areyoukiddingme said...

Love your ornaments!

CJ said...

That's a good looking tree! Mine is hiding in shame at those pictures. :) The ornaments are adorable.

WiseGuy said...

Beautiful photographs those...I like the angel wings a lot!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Lovely tree. We have to do furniture removal for ours--one part of the sectional sofa has to go into one of the kid's bedrooms and we have to take the door off to make room. The things we do for Christmas!