Oh Tiny Christmas Tree

Trees here are so oddly-shaped and small, but it smells like pine and that’s good enough for me.

Xmas tree

That is an elephant ornament as a topper. A teacher at my first lycée back in 2006 gave it to me. And since Chambéry is the elephant city, I think it’s fitting.

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  • Dad

    Looks like a Charlie Brown tree with a few more needles, but its very pretty

  • Dad

    Looks like a Charlie Brown tree with a few more needles, but its very pretty

  • http://www.merlinmontblanc.blogspot.com/ karen

    Cute tree! It’s true they really like the squatty little ones over here. What’s this about Chambery being the elephant city? did I miss a blog post ?
    .-= karen´s last blog ..Being an American in France =-.

  • http://www.merlinmontblanc.blogspot.com karen

    Cute tree! It’s true they really like the squatty little ones over here. What’s this about Chambery being the elephant city? did I miss a blog post ?
    .-= karen´s last blog ..Being an American in France =-.

  • http://kiwigirl-infrance.blogspot.com/ Kim

    I love your tree! You are right, it is an odd shape, but kinda quirky and cool.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Christmas songs =-.

  • http://kiwigirl-infrance.blogspot.com/ Kim

    I love your tree! You are right, it is an odd shape, but kinda quirky and cool.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Christmas songs =-.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    @karen: Chambéry has a huge statue of 4 elephants downtown but I forget what it’s supposed to commemorate… It’s the most recognizable monument here since it’s on all the postcards (like the Palais de l’Ile in Annecy).

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    @karen: Chambéry has a huge statue of 4 elephants downtown but I forget what it’s supposed to commemorate… It’s the most recognizable monument here since it’s on all the postcards (like the Palais de l’Ile in Annecy).

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    I like real Christmas trees, and I hate the fake one. The real ones smell so good!

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    I like real Christmas trees, and I hate the fake one. The real ones smell so good!

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