When the family first moved to Vík we acquired an artificial Christmas tree. That was not intentional. When we lived in Ísafjörður, we used to walk to the voluntary rescue team’s Christmas tree sale the day before Christmas and choose a tree. When we tried to do that in Vík we found that there was no place there, that sold Christmas trees. We found that the residents in Vík cut their own trees, mostly on the lands of friends and relatives in the surrounding country side.
The weather was bad and there was not time to go on a tree cutting adventure. My husband ran to the (only) store and bought the only tree they had. It was very small, not very good looking, but it was very inexpensive.
We ended up using that little tree, all the time we lived in Vík.
We never had a proper star for the top of the tree. We always meant to buy one, but always forgot. One year a big bow decorated the tree, another year we trussed an angel to the top. That way the top decoration was improvises every year.
When we moved, we decided that we were not taking the tree. It had seen its best days, the braches were getting saggy and it was even worse looking than originally.
So a few days ago I bought a real tree. But since this years celebrations are on a strict budget I’m not buying anything unnecessary (except the tree) so I did not buy a star.
But I still wanted a star on my beautiful fragrant tree. So last night I pulled out the craft box and found a broken bracelet, some glass beads, wire, and an earring making set.
From that I made this:
It is no masterpiece, but I kind of like it. I have still to try in on the tree, that will be brought inside later today.