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Monday, 30 December 2013

Seaside Christmas


No, I'm not at the seaside. Given the recent weather in Britain, I am perhaps quite pleased not to be at our windblown coast. I just thought I would post a few pictures of my own Christmas tree, with some of my knitted sea creatures that I have made into decorations.


It might seem a bit strange to have sea creatures on your tree. When I created most of these patterns I did not intend them as Christmas ornaments. (The exception is the sand dollar, which was a special request for Christmas.) But the scallop shell, sand dollar, star and fish do all have symbolic a link to Christianity, so perhaps it does seem apt to find them on a tree at this time of year.



There are links to my patterns for all these creatures on ravelry in my sidebar on the left, or on Craftsy in my right sidebar.

18 comments:

  1. What an original idea. I'm always looking for new ideas for Christmas tree decorations. We live on the coast so a seaside theme would be quite appropriate.

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  2. so pretty! i too live beside the seaside and they would look fab as a home decoration in a bathroom or such :) excellent x

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  3. They look beautiful on your tree.

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  4. These are beautiful! I live on an island so these would fit in well here too!

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  5. I'm not familiar with the symbolism behind those, besides the fish, but it's very cool to see something original and meaningful when looking at others' tree ornaments. Beautiful knitting.

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  6. I wrote a bit about the sand dollar when I first knitted them http://ginxcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/sand-dollars.html, and the scallop shell is often connected with baptism and used at the font in christenings. I guess the starfish is a little bit of a cheat, but I was thinking of the star over the stable.

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  7. Those are beautiful. I love hand-knitted tree ornaments!

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  8. They are beautiful - handmade decorations add something special to a Christmas tree, I think.

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  9. Aww they make beautiful Christmas decorations, what a great idea! They would look particularly gorgeous in a lovely seaside home i think x

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  10. You r Christmas decorations are certainly original! Best wishes for 2014 x

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  11. Happy New year

    The seaside ornaments are lovely and such a great idea for something completely different. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill. Christmas Pie Crafts

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  12. These are so different and look lovely, you could probably leave them up all year. Have a happy new year, Jo x

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  13. coastal is totally in this year and these ornaments are lovely! What a great tree you must have going over there! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party!

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