Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's like a hair net... but for trees

This is how Christmas trees come in France:

There is no tromping around the forest 
(or Christmas tree farm)
choosing the prettiest tree,
chopping it down,
dragging it through the snow.


Instead, you go to a supermarket or garden store, 
try and guess which wrapped-up tree is the nicest,
throw it in the trunk of the car.

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(In all fairness, our sapin de Noel does look pretty cute now that it's decorated 
& no longer wrapped up like a mummy.)
Stay tuned!


  1. You didn't mention how those wacky French don't bother watering their trees. Just nail 'em to a cross on the floor, et voila!

    Can't wait to see it all decked out with ornaments and lights...

  2. We can buy our tree wrapped up just like that too. You have to admit that it makes less of a mess in the car when you carry it home. This year, I bought mine on a rainy Monday night at Canadian Tire - but for my defence, the people selling the trees are my former neighbors so I was happy to buy it from them. However, it was not very Christmassy.. I brought it back home on the top of my car ! Now that it's in the living room all decorated, it looks great !

    Joyeux Noel!


  3. Your tree is just precious! I can't wait to see it decorated. I just wanted you to know that so many people love, love the ornaments you gave me. Tanya at Dans Le Townhouse even blogged about them.


    Happy Decorating! xoxo

  4. We are fortunate enough that here in England at our nearest garden centre you can choose your cut tree and then they put it in that hairnet - so you can at least see its shape! I always dream of walking and choosing one to cut down but never known it any other way.


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