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Fairy or Star? Or something else?

(46 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?

Grandmabatty Tue 30-Nov-21 15:43:00

Always a star.

FannyCornforth Tue 30-Nov-21 15:50:32


lovebeigecardigans1955 Tue 30-Nov-21 15:54:21

I always use a star as I believe that it represents the star of Bethlehem.

FannyCornforth Tue 30-Nov-21 15:58:44

For me, it’s all about the pagan tradition. Nothing to do with Christianity.
It’s about bringing nature into your home.
This year I dallied with the idea of a fake tree, but I’m getting a potted Nordman for the first time in two years.
My owl will be on top of my real tree 🦉

Calistemon Tue 30-Nov-21 16:11:31

A fairy.
She's very old but has had one new dress and new wings over the years.

She's probably a bit too heavy for a smaller tree as she leans to one side or forwards, drunkenly. Or it might be because she's been at the sherry, left out for Father Christmas,

Calistemon Tue 30-Nov-21 16:12:49

She just told me that she's an angel , bringing good tidings, not a fairy.

Maggiemaybe Tue 30-Nov-21 16:22:07

Similar here, Calistemon. I'm not sure whether she's an angel or a fairy, but she does have wings and a pronounced drunken lean. And a red velvet dress. She came from the faraway Land of Wilko.

Calistemon Tue 30-Nov-21 16:29:02

Ours used to be a Sindy (original version), transmogrified by an aunt who used to rescue them from jumble sales and turn them into fairies/angels.

She is getting on a bit now.

Millie22 Tue 30-Nov-21 16:32:45


Visgir1 Tue 30-Nov-21 16:36:13

Gold Star and a little Santa under that
First Christmas ornament we bought together after we got married in the September.
As a child a Fairy.

BBbevan Tue 30-Nov-21 16:39:42

A rather ugly elf. Bless him

highlanddreams Tue 30-Nov-21 16:41:03

We used to have big star but then we bought a smaller tree and it was too big for it, so now we've got a grinch that goes on the top

BBbevan Tue 30-Nov-21 16:41:11

And just to keep*FannyCornforth * happy ,I have renamed him Kenneth. 😀😀😀😀

LauraNorderr Tue 30-Nov-21 16:42:55

Definitely fairy

FannyCornforth Tue 30-Nov-21 16:44:49


And just to keep*FannyCornforth * happy ,I have renamed him Kenneth. 😀😀😀😀


monk08 Tue 30-Nov-21 16:48:51

Father Christmas, but love your fairy LauraNorderr😃

Sofa Tue 30-Nov-21 16:49:23


GagaJo Tue 30-Nov-21 16:50:43



I love this idea. Hmmm

Namsnanny Tue 30-Nov-21 17:36:37

My Dd has a Badger!!

Namsnanny Tue 30-Nov-21 17:37:48

I'm another fan of your fairy LauraNorderr smile

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

Angel /fairy I have a few that do the rounds

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

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

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


Definitely fairy

Oh, excellent LauraN 😂

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.