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Monday, December 10, 2007

Tree In Progress

Full Tree

Just to show off what I think is going to be a fabulous tree, here is the Tree In Progress in my leeeetle flat.

close-up


And my latest Card Creation - the Box Card, which is a box, but opens out into a multi-faceted card. I've had several orders already (hint hint). Sorry Dad, you ain't getting one of these this year but an equally original one is heading your way across the Atlantic as we speak!

Is it a box?

Or is it a super card?

23 comments:

mutleythedog said...

I got a tree about 18 inches high complete with decos and lights n all from Sainsburys for a fiver!! Result or what? OK, your tree is nicer but mine is not a bad recovery from having no family christmas stuff at all...By the way _ would say re your previous post that telephone guy is brushing you off!

mutleythedog said...

Yay! Iam second!

thegrinch said...

it's a box, it's a load of cards, it's a box, it's a load of cards. Can you get them with ladies with a smile and not much else? If yes it might be worth the effort.

john.g. said...

I'm not sure, but it's very clever!

electro-kevin said...

Very, er ... purple.

The tree looks like Pat Butcher from EastEnders.

electro-kevin said...

That was a joke.

Christmas trees are MEANT to look like Pat Butcher. It's great. Kwissmassy.

I like the card/box too ...

... and the books ... oh, and the lava lamp as well.

Hang the tree from the ceiling a' la Trubes so Monty doesn't get it.

Gorilla Bananas said...

The cards are splendid, Mermaid, but isn't it an extravagance to join them together when you could send each one to a different person?

Dennis said...

Mermaid, as a fully paid-up curmudgeon I despise festivities of all kinds, especially those dreamt up by Prince Albert and since bastardized by Americans. But I must say your dinky tree is ...er ... dinky.

My new employer, the Rev'd Aubrey Howcroft, welcomes all who wish to worship at St Kenelm the Virgin, nestling in a charming Dorset village; even some of the dubious characters who haunt your esteemed blog.

As for Mr Phone-guy, my best advice is hoary but sound: play hard to get. That will soon find him out one way or the other.

The Hitch said...

WOW !
It is very clever and very beautiful, Just like you (+:
Give that to somebody whom you adore and who deserves it , like your parents.
phoneguy is an a** ****
Don't fall into that trap of trying to win somebody over as a matter of ego.
If somethings right its right and happens naturaly.
Hope you and your family (I of course include the four legged Mick Hucknall) have a warm and happy Christmas.
Be positive and dont worry.
Take cheer from the fact that your life couldnt be more complicated than Hitch's, Still, I am happy (+:

Steve said...

Finally, I get the time to pop in on your blog (cheers for your comment on mine, by the way) and what do I find? Pictures of a superlative Christmas tree that puts my own in the shade. Harrumph. Humbug. ;-)

nonny said...

Miss Mermaid the tree is fantabulous as is the card/box, very inventive I must say.

Daisy said...

mermaid i really enjoyed the artistic quality in your decorating...i always wanted a huge house so i could put up 4 or 5 trees because i could never decide which way i want to decorate...i just tend to put up the ornaments we get each year as presents for each other and it is a mismatch of different things...when we first got married we had no money and several of those ornaments are handmade...makes an interesting tree to say the least...

Newmania said...

Bloody hell MM your world is a teenage girl`s excercise book isn`t it . I fear if I ever met you I would be lucky to escape un-adorned with a wallpaper cover with felt shapes stuck on . There is a sort of cloying perfumed pinkness coming off the screen. I suddenly need to play in the mud and cut myself on a stick.Man up girl.

( Is that a vibrator in the puple wrapping on the right ? Oh come on MM everyone gets a shag at Christmas, Thats why the baby Jesus made it his birthday )


I hope HItch does not get uncomfortable on the top of that tree either.

Ching ching ching
Ching ching ching
Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho

The Hitch said...

Mr Mania
You have a gift for saying the worst possible thing in any situation. Sort of like Richard Madeley only without the cash and talent.
(=;

Old Tarf said...

( Santa) or to the British Father Christmas are not able over here to say Ho, Ho, Ho,Ho anymore.

As it has to be Ha,Ha,Ha. As the Word " Ho" has political incorrectness to it. Because of the Urban Music and their use of the word "HO".

Merry Christmas.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Newmania said: "Bloody hell MM your world is a teenage girl`s excercise book isn`t it . I fear if I ever met you I would be lucky to escape un-adorned with a wallpaper cover with felt shapes stuck on . There is a sort of cloying perfumed pinkness coming off the screen. I suddenly need to play in the mud and cut myself on a stick.Man up girl."

At christmas time, yes! I am Sucked right into the world of Disney and fairy lights and all things sparkly and pretty. But take a peek at the books on my shelf - hardly girly I am afraid. Not a piece of Chick Lit in my entire flat. No no no no no.

Ps.. vibrator? With the amount of Christians that visit me, you think I'd have a vibrator EVER? "mummy, what has Miss XXXXXX got in this cupboard?"... reminds me of a funny story from whenI popped up to Scarborough. Next post is in my head now.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Mutters - would say re your previous post that telephone guy is brushing you off!

...yeah, I kinda get that impression, but what do I know? I'm a teenage girl all over again. I am that ditzy bint from Clueless. Maybe Telephone Guy is gay? Maybe Grinchy is a designer, I dunno...

True Blue said...

Merms: The Tree is lovely, are they Angels adorning it ? I thought you may have had room for the odd Mermaid or two. The Christmas Card box is very inventive, bit difficult to put in the post box mind ! The boys are being a bit saucy are they not Merms ? That is, apart from Hitch, who is being the epitome of "Gentlemanness", I must say I`m with him on the "Phone Guy situation".
Our youngest daughter has been
without boyfriend for ages and suddenly, all within the space of a month, she`s got a new man, new job, and new Pug pup. So, darling Merms, you just never know what`s
around the corner ! (As long as it`s not Doggy Doos), Hee Hee !

Di xx

Di.xx

idle said...

I often used to turn up on Christmas Eve, having negotiated the Great Unwashed and their traffic jams down the A303, to discover that my parents, who had spent the past month in the house, leaving only to hunt or buy provisions, would have a 12ft tree, naked as a jaybird, waiting for decoration.

Why? "Because I know how much you boys like decorating the tree", says Mama. "But I prefer drinking whisky and watching the Two Ronnies after a five hour drive", I'd reply, "and the last time I said I liked decorating the tree was when I was at prep school and we'd been home for a week before the tree needed erecting and dressing".

Next year, same thing.

Now my girls are 15 and 13 and I expect them to want to do the tree stuff. "Too busy, Daddy. Seeing Ben tonight/going to Millie's party/why don't we get a fake one and Save a Tree for Christmas?"

Bah. Humbug, too.

Newmania said...

whenI popped up to Scarborough. Next post is in my head now.

Oh the anticipa..................................................................................................................................................tion

Newmania said...

...........tion

Lilith said...

Totally whacky Disney tree :-)))

My family has a long tradition of getting as far away as possible from each other at Christmas. It works for us :-)

Spare a thought for all those people forced to spend Christmas with other people at this difficult time...

-eve- said...

Wowww... that box is so coooll...!!Good thing you put a picture; I couldn't have imagined what it looked like otherwise... Very unique... :-)