Oh pine tree, oh pine tree, you’re a noble twig!

And THAT is a direct translation of O Tannenbaum from German to English!

Christmas is now over and it is that strange time between it and when the tree comes down where it stands in the corner of the room, and seems to know it’s End is Nigh.


Post-Christmas sale

The other fun part of this in between time is sales on Christmas things, which brings us to this post. For a limited time (ie from when this is published until January 14th, 2020 at 1159ET) you can purchase a raku Christmas tree as seen here for the steal price of $65 with shipping included in North America!

If you are brave, in the mean time while the sale is on, you can always leave your tree up!

We usually wait until after

the first week of January.

When do you usually

take your noble twig down?

Can’t get your head around buying a Christmas Tree in January? Our raku pottery owls are still on sale. Find out the details here.

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  1. Wonderful and delightful post. I didn’t put a tree up as I went away for the holidays, it was a bit strange not have one to take down. Next year there will be one for sure.

    1. Thanks for your kind comment! I hope you had a beautiful holiday away! I will be tackling the tree dismantling over the weekend! I hope your 2020 is off to a wonderful start.

    1. That makes taking it down a lot easier πŸ˜‰ Hope you have been having an amazing year so far Christine!

      1. I find keeping busy helps when I am feeling that way. You will be OK! I believe!

      2. I am glad to hear that! I can relate to that. It happens to me every so often and getting back into the groove is inevitable but sometimes tricky. Wishing you a great weekend.

    1. Thanks! Mine is too, but I am thinking of taking it down this weekend! Hope your 2020 is off to an awesome start.

  2. Your work is gorgeous. This was my first year of not putting up a tree but did put up Christmas lights and those will probably stay up a few more weeks (months). πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I am pretty sure if I put up Christmas lights they would be white and they would never come down! Hope your new year is off to a great start.

  3. As we were traveling, there were no decorations at all to speak of. But typically we take our tree down, put the Christmas dishes & linens away, and so forth at Epiphany.

    I have lived places where the curbs were lined with trees dripping with tinsel on the morning of December 26th. Always thought that was sad. Reminds me of the Hans Christian Andersen story, the Fir-Tree. https://archive.org/details/TheFirTree_201611/page/n1

    1. It is very interesting! It seems like lots of people take their tree down around Epiphany! This is what we used to do when I was growing up, but now I tend to stretch it out a little bit because January’s can be pretty grey around here and I enjoy the light from the tree πŸ˜‰

      I have seen the curbside trees on the 26th when I lived in the city. I have a certain nostalgia for tinsel, but have not put it on my tree for many years for various reasons. That is a lovely story that I read many years ago πŸ˜‰

      I hope you had an amazing trip and that you are having an awesome 2020 so far!

  4. We took our tree down on Sunday but then we take it down fairly soon. The cats like to climb the tree (the ornaments are usually left alone, but they do shake off as a furry somebody climbs the branches).

  5. I love the humor in your blogpost. Pets and chirstmas trees can cause some pretty funny results. I have neither but I’d prefer a tree you can plant in the garden when the season is over.

    1. Absolutely, I feel the same way. It would be tough to find a tree in a pot round here a Christmastime unfortunately!

  6. I’ve been known to leave my tree up for a long time…through February or March. We have a “Christmas garden” that I normally put up including two trains, and houses, churches, animals…looks like a Christmas village.Considering the amount of time it takes to set up, I tend to leave it up for a while. I didn’t put it up this year, so the tree will hopefully come down this weekend,

    1. Oh nice! Great to keep things festive for all of those birthdays! I imagine there must be lots of cake in your house around Epiphany πŸ˜‰ Hope you are well!

  7. I love these Christmas trees. They remind me of my grandma, who had a white ceramic tabletop Christmas tree she put out every year, not a fake tree or a real one. She was one of a kind too.

    1. It is funny you should say that. My great aunt used to have a green one with all of the plastic pegs that you put in holes to light it up. In her later years this was all she would put up. She was also one of a kind amazing!

      Thanks for sharing such a beautiful memory with me πŸ˜‰ I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment! You are so efficient with your tree removal. I am preparing myself to take down ours on the weekend!

  8. I don’t have a tree, I have a kitten. She would totally destroy it. Your raku trees are beautiful. When I did have a tree I would take it down 12 days after Christmas.

    1. haha! I think you are making a wise choice. I am blessed to have a cat who won’t make mischief with the tree. He does like to sit under it, which is pretty cute. I will try and get a picture before it comes down.

      Hope you are having an amazing year so far!

    1. Very interesting! I had never heard that before, but it seems like there may be value in starting off the New Year fresh. I think I would be sad without the lights of the tree on New Year’s Eve though! I will be taking mine down on the weekend … maybe πŸ˜‰ I hope you have a wonderful weekend πŸ˜‰

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