Saturday, 5 January 2013

Project 365 - 2/365


Taking the tree down - a sad day every year

61 comments:

  1. Ours has gone too, but I quite like the tidiness it creates.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, usually I'm the same, but this year for some reason I feel sad about it...

      Delete
  2. Ours went New Years Eve, the house always looks tidier when its down

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perhaps it's because our tree went up late (just a week before Christmas) that it doesn't feel like it's been up long enough. Thanks for popping by!

      Delete
  3. Yep - did that a few days ago and strangely I was quite happy to get it out of the way for once...almost as if I have unknown plans to be getting on with.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now that Christmas and New Year are over I also feel as if I have things to do - I feel really optimistic about this year. Thanks for your comment!

      Delete
  4. Ours is coming down tonight. We are having to do it when my little boy has gone to bed as he won't let us touch it. I can envisage tears in the morning though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is the first year Dot has helped me take down the tree (also the first year she has really helped me put it up). Thank you for your comment!

      Delete
  5. Ours has gone too. I love putting it up, but also love taking it down, it makes the house feel bigger :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean - the room does seem a lot bigger now it's down. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  6. I always think it makes the house seem so empty when all the Christmas decorations have been put away. I much prefer the chaos of Christmas :) Looking forward to seeing your photos this year :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jess. I don't know how I'm going to think of something new to photograph every day until the end of the year, but I'm certainly up for the challenge! Thanks for popping by.

      Delete
  7. It is always a bit weird though I do like having the space back

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, but I doubt Dot will leave the space empty for long. At 11-years-old she manages to spread her things everywhere. Thanks for popping by to say hello!

      Delete
  8. I like that this is in monochrome, it is a sad day and it doesn't deserve any colour. I feel miffed that ours has had to come down.

    Thanks for linking up

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the atmosphere I was going for - I'm glad you got it, I was worried it was just me. Thanks for hosting the linky and your comment!

      Delete
  9. always makes me sad when i have to do this

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, but if we didn't take the tree down we wouldn't be able to look forward to putting it up again next Christmas I suppose. Thanks for stopping by to say hello!

      Delete
  10. It is always so sad to take the tree down. I haven't got to it yet

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the post-Christmas job I dislike the most I think. Thanks for your comment!

      Delete
  11. I hate to see Christmas end. Makes me sad to take down decorations. I miss the movies and music......

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, we have such a big build up to it and then it's over so quickly. But that said, so much to look forward to with a new year. Thank you for your comment!

      Delete
  12. Ours goes away 31st December ready for the new year. So appropriate that this is black and white x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, my photography isn't great but I was trying to convey the sadness. Thank you for stopping by!

      Delete
  13. Like others I think it's very appropriate that it's in monochrome. Unfortunately we weren't in a position to put a tree up this year but we weren't here for Christmas either.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you were somewhere lovely for Christmas? Now Dot is older I think I would like to spend Christmas somewhere different one year. Thank you for your comment!

      Delete
  14. It's the bittersweet tidiness that's all that makes it worthwhile.
    Popping over from TBAM's linky.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good to meet you and thanks for stopping by! I do know what you mean - but the tidiness doesn't last in our house, no matter what time of year it is.

      Delete
  15. So much more fun putting them up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You said it! Thanks for your comment!

      Delete
  16. it is such a sad day, we'll be doing our's tomorrow, not looking forard to the blankness

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If your kids are anything like mine then the blankness won't hang around for long. That's the happy think I think, in that the emptiness left by the tree is soon taken up by family chaos. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  17. *wipes away tear* SO sad, I've secretly kept hold of some fairy lights to jazz up the place again ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great idea. I have a bunch of long twig things with fairy lights on, not the same as a Christmas tree but they are pretty and help keep the cosy glow going. Thanks for popping over to say hello!

      Delete
  18. That will be our scene later on today. Christmas is officially over for another year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Packed away and back in the loft. Still, there's the rest of the Christmas chocolates to eat so I can keep the festive feelings going for a few more days. Thanks for your comment.

      Delete
  19. Ours came down yesterday, the house looks so bare now! I like this in black & white.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I thought black and white suited the mood. Good to meet you, thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  20. We took ours down on Thursday, the entire lounge is still covered in pine needles!! I am sure I shall still be finding them in July, hate taking down the decorations, roll on December 2013 :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We used our 'everlasting' tree this year and though we didn't have pine needles, we had plastic tree bits all over the floor when we took it down - which the dog tried to eat! Thanks for your comment.

      Delete
  21. Our was down on the 27th! Just not enough room for it once Santa has been!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean - gift wrap and presents everywhere. Thanks for popping over to say hello!

      Delete
  22. Ah yes, always looks so empty without it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It takes a few days but then I do get used to it again. I have put my vase of twigs and fairy lights in the space left by the tree so I can still enjoy the lovely glow. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  23. I've been toying with the idea of keeping the fairy lights down so I can use them in the bedroom somehow when I've decorated. I love fairy lights and really miss them when the decs go away!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a great idea - dot had furry fairylights in her bedroom for ages, running down the edge of a cupboard. Not sure where they've gone actually. Thanks for your comment!

      Delete
  24. Ours came down on the 2nd. The window bay looks bare now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a sad moment, packing away the decs for another year, but it's amazing how quickly the extra space disappears. Thank you for stopping by to say hello!

      Delete
  25. It all looks so bare when they come down doesn't it :-(

    ReplyDelete
  26. We took ours down today and my daughter was so sad

    Thisdayilove

    ReplyDelete
  27. Ours came down a few days ago, it does look bare now but there is now a bit more room for the mountain of toys

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ours came down today - but I feel relieved to have them down no more trying to stop a 1 year old and a 3 year old from throwing the baubles around and finding the cars, books, food that they have hidden in throughout the day

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ours came down a few days after Christmas so that little could have more room in our small living room to play with all of his new toys

    ReplyDelete
  30. It is. Felt this year that we should make an event of it: christmas music, food, drink. Didn't though as half way through by then.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Mine came down on 30th December - we just don't have the room for it! It is very sad though!

    ReplyDelete
  32. i hate bringing the decs down :-(

    ReplyDelete
  33. I LOVE taking the tree down - I look forward to it every year lol

    ReplyDelete
  34. Its a sad time, but love the photo :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Lovely photo. I'm always sad to take the tree down but I was glad to get it done this year.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sad but always feels much cleaner and roomy

    ReplyDelete
  37. I hate packing away all our Christmas stuff away makes me feel so sad that Christmas has gone for a year. But I do love how big our living room feels now the tree has gone.

    ReplyDelete

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment...