Visiting the Christmas tree barn in Appleton

December 17, 2015

With this little kitten we weren’t sure about a Christmas tree but then decided to get one after all, and for a Christmas tree, we like to go to the Christmas barn in Appleton.

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Appleton is one of my favourite villages. It’s on a rise, the other side of the Thames from us, and it has a charming little old world sort of feeling.

I think that the Christmas barn is a regular working farm for the rest of the year, but at Christmas time, it’s turned it into a Christmas market.

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I love the trees in England. The varieties are so different from the noble spruce I favour in Vancouver. Here we usually get the traditional Norway spruce.

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I like to get a tree as tall as possible, and so head to the tall tree section.

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And then I look at the price…and have to double it for a Canadian price comparison…yikes…and decide that maybe we don’t have to get the tallest one after all!

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While Robert and the man helping us got ready to cut off the bottom few inches from our chosen tree, I had a little peek at the front of the barn and the Christmas market.

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So many pretty, sparkly things. I can’t wait to get our tree home and decorate it.

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Unfortunately, on the way home we got stuck in a typical English country traffic jam, but happily, the slow driver pulled over as soon as she could and let us pass. 😀

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4 Comments

  • Reply rie Smith December 17, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Lovely market and shop. Enjoy decorating your tree.

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow December 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Wish we had a Christmas barn here instead of just Christmas tree lots!
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  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks December 17, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I hope the kitten approves of the tree you bought!

  • Reply daryledelstein December 23, 2015 at 4:28 am

    i am sure i would have indulged and bought things at that little shop … i love sparkly

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