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Fairy or Star? Or something else?

(47 Posts)
Namsnanny Tue 30-Nov-21 15:30:27

I've always had a star.
In my childhood we had a succession of Angel's made by us children.
My lovely old silver shiny star has finally broken and cant be repaired.
I cant find a direct replacement. Lots of stars but for standing or hanging little ones.
Maybe I'll get some ideas from this thread and try a new idea?

lemongrove Fri 03-Dec-21 22:12:40

Memo to self, must have a rummage in the loft tomorrow to find the tree and all the Christmas things.🌲

lemongrove Fri 03-Dec-21 22:11:04

Yes, they are meant to be angels not fairies!😄
We always had a white and gold angel on the tree when I was a child, and also when our own children were young.At some point we then bought a star which we have had ever since.

grandMattie Fri 03-Dec-21 18:42:15

I thought it was an angel! That’s what we have, when we put up a tree - never a guarantee in our household l

GreyKnitter Fri 03-Dec-21 18:41:09

A fairly elderly fairy with moulting feather wings for us.

LindaPat Fri 03-Dec-21 18:39:54

We have a traditional looking Father Christmas on both our trees. They have long red velvet robes trimmed with gold,( not the red and white Santa suit).

My DD , grown up with a house and fiance of her own, still gets the honour of placing them on the top of the trees ,after all the other decorations are in place. This is one of our much loved traditions.

Take care xx

4allweknow Wed 01-Dec-21 16:04:50

A fairy angel. Never seem to get over the Christmas gluttony as she has been on the very plump side since she arrived a good 25 years ago.

Elvis58 Wed 01-Dec-21 15:34:52

I have 2 trees one has a fairy the other a star.

Namsnanny Wed 01-Dec-21 11:30:08

I hope things settle down for you in a good way soon aysesmile

ayse Wed 01-Dec-21 10:53:22

No room for a tree here. We may have given up decorations for now. Too much else going on.

maddyone Wed 01-Dec-21 10:51:50

I like your little nativity scene Mollygo.

maddyone Wed 01-Dec-21 10:50:18

Always a star, but I do like your fairy Laura.

Nanagem Wed 01-Dec-21 10:41:20

My new fairy last year, it’s a porcelain doll I then dressed and decorated, I love her

JessK Wed 01-Dec-21 10:31:02

I wouldn't mind either a fairy or star but we have a sweet little robin at the top of ours.

Granmarderby10 Tue 30-Nov-21 21:41:26

I want a fairy for the top of my tree. I haven’t seen a proper one for years. It’s all angels and stars and everything but(including an owl)

But for me it’s got to be a fairy

It’s a really tiny tree though

MiniMoon Tue 30-Nov-21 21:04:31

We have a star now, but we used to have a fairy when our children were small.

Ladyleftfieldlover Tue 30-Nov-21 21:02:44

Always a Fairy. We’ve had her for 40 years and her name is Mary Mary.

Grannybags Tue 30-Nov-21 20:59:11

Angel/fairy here too. She's older than my eldest son, 43, and has been patched up a bit over the years. She looks a bit unsteady up there on the top of the tree but manages to stay up every year!

rubysong Tue 30-Nov-21 20:51:15

Angel/fairy here, with a star underneath. When DS1 was a youngster in a house share with a pal they had a plastic bat. I like the idea of an owl.

Mollygo Tue 30-Nov-21 20:11:56


Definitely fairy


Grandmadinosaur Tue 30-Nov-21 20:06:36

Love that fairy Lauranorder

Used to have an angel but now have a star.

Mollygo Tue 30-Nov-21 20:06:24

Crotcheted Angel my sister bought me from Budapest. I’ve tried stars, fairies, and angels, especially the toilet roll tube and tissue made by the children. Maybe once Covid eases we could make them like these figures to use up the masks.

LucyLocket55 Tue 30-Nov-21 19:13:23

Always the ‘tarty’ fairy. Made many eons ago from a daughters toy doll with crepe paper, tinsel and glitter and bits off a broken pearl necklace and so called because she has no knickers on.

ixion Tue 30-Nov-21 17:41:10


Definitely fairy

Oh, excellent LauraN 😂

Kim19 Tue 30-Nov-21 17:40:23

My Mum's angel has been passed down to my GC and they absolutely love her.

BlueBelle Tue 30-Nov-21 17:40:20

Angel /fairy I have a few that do the rounds