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03/12/2020

Chrimbly count down - Decorations❅✳❄

 4th December :  Decorations 

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If I had to give up all my decorations and was allowed to keep just the one - it would be this .... my Swedish Angel Chimes. 


It is the first chrimbly thing that comes out of the chrimbly deco-box and is set up early in December while everything else (and I do mean everything) waits for another two weeks before being released.

Once it is dark, I'll open the chimes and quietly assemble it, adding the candles and finally lighting them. Whilst the air above the flame begins to warm, I'll switch off all the lights and watch the moving light and shadows on the ceiling, then as the chimes begin to ting ting ting, I listen and know that winter is here and autumn has slipped away.

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, there is only 17 days until the longest night, 17 days left 'til the light starts to return. The wheel is turning and the seasons move on - the light will return xxx

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27 comments:

  1. The angle chimes are beautiful. I remember being mesmerised by them as a child. X

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  2. What a lovely tradition. I am smitten ❤️

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    1. Thank you Sharon - I'd wanted one for years and then about five years ago I bought this one and wondered why it took me so long!

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  3. I can see why you would want to keep this one above all others, it's lovely :)

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  4. Sweet! Thanks for providing more fun for us (especially me). x

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  5. I always love seeing your angel chimes each year. I am sad our Christmas will be different this year but maybe I will still be able to see your beautiful Christmas angel chimes just for a while. xx 💓

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    1. I love the simplicity of it - such a gentle tinkling sound :)

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  6. Being on oxygen sadly candles are now verboten. I will just watch your lovely ones.

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    1. Oh dear, I remember now - such a shame, fortunately fairy lights are good about giving that same lovely light (and a whole lot less flammable!) x

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  7. That is really beautiful & I can imagine it could be quite mesmerising sitting watching it in the dark & quiet of an evening, snuggling with a loved one in front of the fire. Ummmmmmmm............. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. thank you :) I do love the quiet ting ting and the movement of the lights

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  8. That sounds and looks like a beautiful tradition. I think my parents have something similar, now I wonder if they still use it.

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  9. What a lovely way to start your Christmas decorating :-)

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    1. Evening my sweet, yes - lovely start to building up to Yule, I have half started an email but keep getting distracted! Will endeavour to complete this weekend (note to self - 'get on with it!")

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  10. Oh I love your angel - I have a German pyramid and it's always the first to come out - like yourself, it's the shadows - if I get things out of the attic tomorrow I'll try to get a picture up.

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    1. Oh Fil - yes please, would love to see a picture!

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  11. It’s so lovely at this time of year to light all the candles and hunker down and get cosy. I bet it’s mesmerising watching the shadows that it throws as it moves around 😃

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  12. Simply reminds me of the Home Alone movie! x

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    1. I don't know the movie well enough to remember if they have a set of chimes :)

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    2. Meant to add : nice to hear from you, wondered how you have been since your blog went quiet - hope all well x

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  13. I loved the story of your special ritual of getting this beautiful decoration out each year, thank you.

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    1. Thank you :) I have replied to your link up query xx

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