Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tree


- Our tree is an intellectual.
- Yes, he is.
- His appearance doesn't belong to his priorities.
- No. He is very hairy. He is a hippie guy.
(At home)

The decorations are made of glass and it is common here to have them on the tree. All the other trees in this country are decorated much more richly. We decided that we didn't like it and we purified it. Most of the decorations are from the bazar on Chlumova street round the corner. Ten years ago I would say that this is a communist tree, pointing to the fact that not only it looks poor like those decorated with apathy and standing lonely in a hall of a corporate company but it also has decorations used at that time despite most of them date back to the First Republic i.e. before 1939, but today I call it a Retro Christmas Tree.

These geometric ones I like the most this year.

I told Dominik that the tree was decorated by the Baby Jesus who came through a window into our apartment last night. And he wagged his finger, how dares he, little Jesus, to crawl through the window! In Christmas circumstances he looks on the picture like he is setting off on a reindeer.

5 comments:

raining sheep said...

I love your tree and I love that you have glass ornaments. I think you said in one of your comments on my blog that many people have plastic ornaments now. I love glass ornaments...I wish I had some of my parents old ornaments from the Czech Republic...they are lost forever.

Bohemian girl said...

Yes, they make plastic ornaments but they still look like the classical glass ones, you only recognize it when you knock your nail on them. So, not such a disaster after all like I made it sound. The plastic ones are made in China, of course, and they still make glass ones somewhere in the Czech Republic, but... they are pricier.

Bohemian girl said...

Yes, they make plastic ornaments but they still look like the classical glass ones, you only recognize it when you knock your nail on them. So, not such a disaster after all like I made it sound. The plastic ones are made in China, of course, and they still make glass ones somewhere in the Czech Republic, but... they are pricier.

Junika said...

A LOVELY tree! I dont like very decorated and rich Christmastrees. Plain is nicer.n

In Lappland of Finland they use to use Pine as a Christmastree and I liked it (just because in Lappland spruce are rare).

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