Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmasy Things - Of Trees and Balls

I meant to post a picture of the tree earlier, but what with decapitating geese for dinner - don't ask! - and things it fell by the wayside. So here it is with all the various baubles, bangles and beads we've collected over the years. The pig and roast turkey from Munich, the two ceramic creations from Spoletto and this year's Silver Ball are all in place. I couldn't find the wood ornaments from Salzburg but probably wouldn't have had room for them anyway. We are either going to have to stop buying Christmas ornaments or get a bigger tree!
A right click on the tree will give you a close-up.

And before Dora, Cowbell, EG or one of the others - and you know who I mean - say anything rude: yes we got our Silver ball and yes I polished all 30 of our balls. Number 30 - and given the cost, the last - arrived and was hung - Sling you are going to get such a slap... Sage stop it - in place on Christmas Eve.

Sullied and Soiled - a beautiful tradition sullied and soiled. Or were they a vaudeville team back in the '30s?

30 dicembre - San Ruggero di Canne


Bev aka Aisha said...

It is beautiful Will. I hope that next year we'll be able to see you at the holidays. We both miss our surrogate family!

Willym said...

And you guys know there is always a bed to sleep in, a place at the table and an extra fish in the fryer for my family. And we have a dog park nearby for other family members.

Anonymous said...

I would like to hear about the goose!
Happy New Year!!

Doralong said...

How perfectly lovely! And you do have the ceiling height for a larger tree.. Just saying.

evilganome said...

I'm still on you and Laurent polishing 30 balls. (is that individual or pairs?)

Though I got an even bigger laugh out of the decapitation of the goose remark, because RG said to me recently, "It just wasn't Christmas around our house without Justine chopping the head off a goose."

You'll have to ask RG.