The Rationale for the Stick Tree
Today we put up our Christmas tree. This year we have opted for the rustic stick Christmas tree which we have trialled in conjunction with the plastic tree for the last few years. Now it has to perform solo.
I grew up with the freshly cut pine Christmas tree. George grew up with a plastic Christmas tree. The stick Christmas tree is something a little different. It was once alive. Now it is not (excluding any resident spiders and lichens). So the stick tree is now our Christmas centrepiece of choice.
Stick Tree Construction
George is responsible for collecting and selecting the eucalyptus sticks from around our property. I am told that this is a fine art involving consideration of height, flow and spatial dynamics. So allow up to 10 minutes for stick selection and wear sturdy boots and protective gloves.
Then comes the arrangement of the sticks into a suitable pot. Careful positioning of the sticks to achieve a finely balanced form is essential. I am required to hold sticks in place, whilst George fixes them in place with rocks. This task may take up to 7 minutes.
Stick Tree Decoration
I am responsible for the highly technical task of decoration. My approach is get them on without fussing. Fat owl adds gravitas at the base. Savaloy the sausage dog (Sav for short) is the eye candy. A flock of musical partridges delicately frame the whole shebang.
And so happy festivities to everyone.
We hope that if you put up a Christmas tree this year or equivalent, that you enjoy your chosen methodology and outcomes.