That being said the tree is Victorian in style with toys and garlands in abundance. The red and green colours are reminiscent of the northern part of America where both Wayne and I grew up. The vintage quilts are from his family.
A lot of these decorations are hand made and tell the story of our family over the last 42 years in Australia. Our very first Christmas I was determined to have a real tree. I carried it home from the green grocers'. I was so proud. Only to be reminded of cultural differences when the 4yr old next door asked his Mum " if we were poor?" She asked him why he thought that and he responded
" because they had to have a real tree."
We have changed and adjusted to Christmas in the summer. The blend of traditional and new is what enlivens my spirit.
Merry Christmas to All.
From my home to yours. Enjoy the season Terry