We live in a small house with a fairly small sitting room which could probably do with a minimalist approach to decorations. However that is not at all my style. Firstly on Sunday I covered the sofa and armchairs with soft fleecy red faux fur throws and dug out my two new Scandi style cushions:
Although I had got out Mollie’s Christmas collars:
She stayed there while the tree was being assembled and decorated as that was the place she was least in the way! So while D was in charge of replacing dead bulbs, putting up the icicle lights in the window 😄 and vacuuming the upstairs of our house (don’t be too impressed, he forgot an entire bedroom and half the bathroom – I’ve called him Arfur all evening) I had brilliant fun picking the decorations I wanted to use for a red and white theme. I had considered going for full on Scandinavian style but I would have had to buy a complete new set of decorations as everything I own at the moment is sparkly or shiny! I had bought some small wooden ornaments and those, combined with the ones I had crocheted, and my existing ornaments made the tree look fabby. Here’s my little fairy D bought me the year we got married:
Back to this year, we got out the stockings:
D got out his Lilliput Lane Christmas ornaments. He loves the stuff and I can’t stick it which is why his entire collection now lives in our attic… However I buy him the official Christmas ornament every year:
he hasn’t got his 2013 one yet (Christmas Eve) but there’s one there for every Christmas we’ve been married! Plus he puts them on the table in front of his chair and I can’t see them from where I sit… Win win all round!
Then, after all of that I got round to starching my bunting and hanging it up! So, with another ta-dah here it is!