Monday, December 22, 2008

On the hunt for a yule log

Its the wee small hours of Monday morning, and we have just got back from christmas drinks at a friends house, which was very enjoyable. Thankyou L&P x
However I am wide awake and not at all ready for sleep, so thought I'd show what we did earlier.
I've never had a yule log before, so after reading about them decided it was about time that we did!
Off we went to hunt....



These logs,probably just slightly too big for what we had in mind !



Apparently the traditional yule log was almost this large and had to be dragged home. Fire places were much bigger years ago. And, it did have to burn for twelve days and nights.
We found a small log just right for our own fireplace. Then, brought it home and decorated it with holly, ivy, gold ribbon and a pine cone. Next we sprinkled it with flour and a little tipple of spirit.


Then...



Happy Winter solstice !

12 comments:

  1. wonderful Karen!

    blessings of the Solstice to you, congratulations on burning yuor first yule log!

    Leanne x

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  2. Those trees are amazing! I love how the twist around. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Happy Solstice to you Karen! Those trees are amazing aren't they? It looks as though there's an old man sitting in the one at the top, you can see his bald head and shaggy eyebrows...or is it me hallucinating?!x

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  4. I love these trees,truely magical.
    Happy Christmas.x

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  5. I can see that old man now as well!
    Well spotted Jess! x

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  6. Beautiful trees Karen, nice to see you too!
    Have a Happy Christmas.x

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  7. wow! wow! wow! awesome tree! congrats on the yule log.

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  8. Yes! The trees are amazing. Wow. (what kind are they?). Congrats on the Yule log, and happy Solstice and Merry Christmas to you!

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  9. Oh, Karen...Those magnificent trees!! I should think they could speak. Did they??

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  10. Wishing you a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas Karen.

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  11. Love your Yule log hunt and find. What magical looking trees also.

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  12. Look at that tree, I wouldn't be able to resist climbing it either!
    This was my first year celebrating Yule, and it felt like I had come home...

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