>Do you have any idea…

>…how hard it is to find Australian themed Christmas decorations at all, let alone ones that aren’t twee and hideous?
I found these at a local gallery a couple of years ago and even at the ‘after Christmas’ reduced price they were still $12 EACH.
They’re carved from some kind of Western Australian bottlebrush…
and in case you’re not up to snuff on ‘Aussie Animals 101’, they are [ from the top ]
an echidna [ I have a visiting one of these ]

koala and kookaburra [ no koalas but heaps of caroling kookas ]

and finally a platypus [ none of them here either ]


10 thoughts on “>Do you have any idea…

  1. prueg says:

    >A playpus? A bit more friendly and less than shy than the more well-known platypus?

  2. catsmum says:

    >ok so it was a typo – all fixed now!

  3. Miss Eagle says:

    >Wonderful! Do you think there might be a Christmas Bilby to go with the Easter Bilby? And could they be in chocolate with a dash of liqueur too – or am I being too hard to please?Blessings, bliss and the joy of Christmas

  4. catsmum says:

    >yuuuuummchocolate christmas bilby [ it’d have to be white choc for me tho – migraines ]anyone know any enterprising boutique chocolatiers???

  5. sionwyn says:

    >that echidna is awesome, I want one!

  6. Bells says:

    >Oh they are so great! I was contemplating this very issue recently when buying my first ever decorations. I figured you’d be able to get some but had no idea where. Good choices!

  7. >Those are fabulous!!! And worth the price if they have meaning for you. I guess I never thought about how hard it might be for find things for an Aussie Christmas…great discovery!

  8. Bliss says:

    >Yes! my complaint exactly. We Aussies don’t really do too well on the Xmas decoration design, do we? I think you are right. It’s the cost factor.I love the cat tree!The dash of liqueur idea would suit me in any form of decorative glass or chocolate shape. LOL

  9. Tanya Brown says:

    >Lovely. I’m enjoying your decorations. You’ve also brought back happy memories of a song I learned in the first grade:”Kookaburra sits in the old gum treeMerry merry king of the bush is heLaugh kookaburraLaugh kookaburraSomething something something”

  10. catsmum says:

    >that last line is “Gay your life must be”

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