Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Tree's The Thing



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas trees lined like war refugees,
a fallen army made to stand in their greens.
Cut down at the foot, on their last leg,

they pull themselves up, arms raised.
We drop them like wood;
tied, they are driven through the streets,

dragged through the door, cornered
in a room, given a single blanket,
only water to drink, surrounded by joy.

Forced to wear a gaudy gold star,
to surrender their pride,
they do their best to look alive.
 
 
by Chris Green
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Apologies for the blurry impressionistic images, my grotty little camera seems increasingly unable to cope with any photography taken indoors at this darkling time of year, and my aversion to using the flash continues. Fingers crossed I'll find myself a better camera in 2013...
 
 
 
The Outfit

Red & Blue Striped Jumper: about 10 years old from H&M

 
Red Crepe High Waisted Vintage Flares: my mother's in the 70s, she thinks they could be Biba but there's no label inside to indicate the designer

 
Leopard print pumps: about 8 years old from office 

 
Silver Drop Earrings: present from my mother-out-of-law

 

 
The Soundtrack
 
 
Ella Fitzgerald: Baby, it's cold outside
 
 

I'm delighted to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
 
 

34 comments:

  1. Those earrings are stunning! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Oh, you picked my favorite holiday song! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures with Visible Monday - and those red trousers are brilliant : >

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    1. It's my favourite too! Thanks Patti!

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  3. Love the mirror, all decorated for the season!

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    1. It does look festive doesn't it! This is my parent's place - Nico and I popped in to help them decorate the mirror and the tree.

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  4. I'd have my cats climbing it, they are not well behaved when it comes to this sort of thing!

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    1. Nico does love chasing things and playing but for some reason she was pretty uninterested in the tree, to my great relief....

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  5. Hello! I've just found your blog and am growing increasingly jealous of your wardrobe with every second. My, oh my, oh my!!!! Firstly, the silver dress from the previous post is unreal, and those red pants are so gorgeous (and look quite comfy, always a plus). You look as if you've stepped right out of an Agatha Christie novel. :D

    http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhh good to meet you Meg! And how nice to have now discovered your lovely blog too :) Yes these red flares are very comfy and Christie-style, I know what you mean!

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  6. Wonderful by the tree and the mirror, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh such a Christmasy spirit and beautiful pics, dear friend.
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    1. Thanks so much for your appreciation dear Sacramento!

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  7. Love your tree and that outfit, you looks like 30s starlet! xx

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Eleanor, thank you.

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  8. oh what a wonderful tree and those pants are totally gorgeous, you can pull that look off so well and looking absolutely gorgeous!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

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  9. Your tree and living room are gorgeous - the simple white and glittery touches are pure magic and elegance. I so love that you are wearing your Mom's pants! They were the first thing I noticed, and they're absolutely fabolous, in and of themselves but also on you! :) xo

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    1. Ah thanks so much, I do love wearing the old clothes of my Mum and my late Grannies, they're clothes with real soul :)

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  10. What fabulous flares, how fab that your Mum kept them. You look so elegant dressing your tree and your mantlepiece and high ceilings are gorgeous. x

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    1. Thanks very much Vix! The location is my parents' house, it is a beautiful place. I dressed the tree for them.

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  11. Such a lovely tree! And I like your look!

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  12. Dying over those pants! Fabulous.

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    1. Ah so glad you like them Wendy, thanks very much!

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  13. Gorgeous tree, and you look as elegant and as stylish as always, those flares of your mum's are amazing! xxx

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    1. Gosh thank you, what a compliment Curtise, and agree the flares are pretty special, certainly the widest I've even worn!

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  14. The first pic through the window is so dear, and one can't help but being wonderfully dramatic in those stupendous pants! Love it!

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    1. Ah you're very kind Amber, so glad you do!

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  15. Your tree is beautiful! And I can't take my eyes off the red flare pants, which have special meaning, having belonged to your mother. Spectacular holiday ensemble!

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words! Yes they are very special flares, always make me feel happy and festive when I wear them.

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  16. Not sure which I like better- the sweater or the pants- great pairing
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    1. Ah I'm so glad you like both, thank you Bella!

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