Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Christmas Decorations are up!

...In all honestly, the decorations have been up a little while now, but I've had no Internet so blogging has taken a bit of a back seat while I waited to get reconnected -long story short, don't use TalkTalk!


I'm not one of those people who have their decorations up in November and have got all their shopping done in the first week of December. I don't really think about Christmas til the last month of the year -call me crazy! I guess I like keeping my birthday month for my birthday and then in December we can go all out!

But I'm by no means a scrooge! I love Christmas and everything about it -I just like the magic to be short lived so it's more special to me. My favourite thing about Christmas is catching up with all of our family, any excuse to be around people I love can only be a good thing.

I put my decorations up last weekend, a mere 11 days before Christmas and my decorations are far from textbook! Nothing matches, I don't go for colour scheme or theme. But the decorations on my tree have meaning. We buy a new one every year and make it a symbol of something that happened that year. 


Last year we moved into our flat so we bought a hanging door ornament with the year on it. This year we bought a wooden star from Wilkos as we have always called Mason our little star, and he loves the song 'when you wish upon a star' from Pinocchio. We've written his date of birth on it as we didn't get an ornament with the date on the year he was born so it makes up for that. 

I'm a big Disney fan so there's a few Disney ones on there which were from Disneyland, My Alice in wonderland one was from a year where I had an Alice themed house warming party when Sam moved in with me. Of course there's some that we just liked and thought were cute that are on there too.  I like that so many of my decorations tell a story and I look forward to adding more as Mason grows up and makes me some to add to it! Marks and Spencer and Wikos are really great places to get decorations.


We have Mason jars dotted around the house for obvious reasons and I decided to fill one with battery operated lights which I think looks so pretty!


I have a few new additions to the room, this Reindeer Decoration*, I discovered a random snow globe in a box (don't you love it when that happens?!) and I've put some fairy lights around the canvases which look so cute I almost want to keep them there all year! 


Now that our criminal neighbour has gone I feel safe enough having a pretty Wreath * on the outside of our door, it makes a lovely jingle noise when the door opens too!

I stored away a load of Christmas scented Yankee Candle Wax tarts from last year when Sam spoilt me with loads more than I could possibly burn so we've got some great scents to go through to make everything feel really Christmassy! I'm loving 'Christmas Eve' at the moment, it's lovely!


I keep my Xmas decorations all in a box that is wrapped in gift wrap, then when it's empty it lives under the tree and looks like an extra present, it saves storing an empty box while the decorations are up. It's something I'm very proud of as I think it is genius!

What are your decorations like? What do you put them up?

Is your tree immaculate of a complete lovable mess like mine?

*these particular products were kindly gifted to me but all thoughts are my own


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful decorations! We do the same - lots of meaningful decorations and no theme. I love it! It always looks beautiful in the end. Lucy, www.aspectatorsport.com xx