I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to get this post written up. The Christmas tree has already been up for four weeks! I get far too excited for the festive season; I guess half of me is expecting Ada to not want the decorations up until after her birthday (the 19th) when she’s older, therefore I’m getting it in now whilst I can!
The Tree :
We stick to the living room for decorations because we’ll be throwing Ada’s birthday party around the dining room and conservatory. We’re giving in and doing a Frozen theme for her party, so it’ll have a bit of a festive feel anyway. It’s the first year Ada helped out, starting with the tree. I decided to sell most of my vintage baubles, so I didn’t feel nervous about Ada handling glass ones!
For the first year ever, I actually went for a bit of a colour scheme on the tree. Most of it is white and gold, with hints of peach and wood tones. We’ve got a good mix of baubles and stars, mixed with some animals and trees to give it a bit more interest. I’ve actually gone for a similar theme with my wrapping, so it all matches really well (although not intentionally!) In a bid to be more eco-friendly, I’m using brown paper that can be recycled, along with a grey velvet ribbon that can be reused.
The Mantelpiece :
I still like my mantelpiece to be a practical place to hold my candles and diffusers; consequently it ends up a mis-match of colours and styles, but I like it! I always like to have candles burning on there, and the Bolsius ombre pillars are perfect for the festive season. They’ve been burned a LOT, as you might be able to tell. As have my candlesticks, in the holders from H&M. It’s been accompanied together by some faux greenery and frosted flowers, and a little Christmas cactus. Finally, two items from Amara are on each end, both gifted – see last year’s christmas mantelpiece here.
The Window :
The green and red bow garland is something my Mum gave me years ago, and I’ve always loved putting it on the windows with baubles hanging off. I stuck with red and white ones here, mostly ones I picked up super cheap from charity shops.
Finally, the windowsill – it doesn’t exactly match, but anything Christmas goes together, right? It’s another place I like to pop candles on to create a really festive glow. It’s paired with a couple more gold decorations, and some large stems of eucalyptus.