But the Christmas tree is a tree of Fable
A Phoenix in Evergreen
And the world cannot change
Or chill what its Mysteries mean
To your Hearts and Eyes now.
The Christmas Tree, C. Day Lewis.
It was lovely to receive all your friendly get well messages last week, thank you so much.
However despite my best efforts I just couldn't shift that pesky cough so midweek I made an appointment with my General Practitioner to get it checked out.
Her diagnosis was bronchial asthma, the prescription 8 days of antibiotics, a discus inhaler, bronchial medicine, bed rest and a good book!
Little did she know that I've become an expert at doing exactly that recently.
By Saturday morning I was feeling a bit better and thought I'd do a little decorating so the SP brought the tree and just a couple of storage bins of decorations down from the attic, in the afternoon I took my time trimming it and decorating the mantelpiece.
Some favourite tree ornaments.
Olaf from Frozen is new in 2017,
the Redbird was a souvenir of our Hilton Head 2012 vacation,
the French wine waiter also from a HH vacation in 2009.
Merry Christmas was a gift;
the primitive angel came home from a visit to Colonial Williamsburg;
the silver plated bird was also a gift;
the holly leaf & berry bauble, HH 2009.
library mantelpiece decorated in silver and white with a splash of red
I finished by hanging pair of simple wreaths by the front doors to welcome visitors and I'm thinking that's probably enough for now.
This will be our last Mosaic Monday of 2017 but we will begin again in the New Year on the 8th January 2018 (08/01/2018).