Monday, December 15, 2008
Christmas in Bloggy land
There is something about Christmas lights that has always gotten to me. My Italian aunts had the completely gaudy lights with the bubbles and tons of tinsel on the tree. I was always facinated by the gaudy, beautiful colors and the cold tree smell.
But I never knew how all those decorations got onto the tree. Being brought up Jewish, I never took part in the tree trimming - in fact when I was invited to one - I chickened out because I thought it had something to do with cutting the tree to the shape it was in - that classic pine shape (why didn't I know that the trees GREW like this?) So it was a mystery to me until I married an Italian Catholic who never thought of not having a tree and taught me all the tricks of tree trimming.
He also taught me about stockings - filled with candy. We've had to change that custom as I try not to eat sweets ad nauseum. I love the colored baubles and little ornaments, all purple and silvery.
Note the mini dog ornament - that all that we have on this little tree this year.
Merry start of holiday season from Miss Em and Mr. Tee - who have kissed and made up.
Posted by Mim at 6:41 PM