Happy Kitschmas

We are back from Italy and gearing up for Christmas. Apparently real Christmas trees are not readily available here, which came as a surprise to me. The thought of a fake one was too depressing. I considered several options before coming up with this…..I figure if you’re going to go fake, you may as well really go for it.


As Rupert saw me gazing at it last night he said; “You may never agree to having a proper one again.” He has a point.

The other thing on my mind is Tiger Woods. As I struggle to find the time to buy Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest I dread to think how long his shopping list must be. Poor love, maybe he could get a mass-purchase discount at Agent Provacateur. And to add to his woes his Swedish wife has banned him from playing golf, which I think seems a little harsh. I mean to ban a man from his favourite sports is just churlish.

Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009

4 thoughts on “Happy Kitschmas

  1. Simply sensational tree, Helena. But, look, Spinneys can’t get you a real one even to order? In Dubai, I’m told, the first consignment of real trees that appeared in the Satwa flower shops last week are almost all sold out but the canny Christmas shopper waits for the second (slightly fresher) batch. Ludicrously expensive though, you’re looking at $150/200 for anything decent and it’ll be dead before New Year without daily watering.

  2. I don’t know, have not really investigated as was put off by the ridiculous price you mentioned and also I fell in love with the pink one!

  3. Let’s face it, if you’re planning on doing over-the-top kistch, the Middle East is the place to do it! Have a great Christmas, Helena, and I look forward to continuing to read your blog next year. Kate. BTW, have you had the torrential rain we have? Our street has been totally flooded twice in the last 2 weeks.

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