The wreath is up on the front door and inside yesterday,
...we started to decorate (at last!) We always wait until the second weekend before Christmas as I love it being all Christmassy as the festive season really gets going and the children have only a week left of school.
This year I pretty much left the tree up to the children to decorate. I just put on all the lights and the precious glass baubles, then left them to it. I think it looks fantastic - they must have had a good teacher LOL!
For the first time ever - we put up some lights outside, we never close the curtains despite being on a busy road - I like the little glimpses of the lights, tree etc as you go past. I always remember our childhood trips to Cornwall and looking out for all the lights as we passed by the houses on our way.
Our sitting room is tiny so we don't go too mad in there just my new wreath on the fireplace, lights around the mirror and a new little tree in the corner. Cards will go up on the shelves and a sprinkling of festive parcels will give the finishing touches.
I still have a little bit to add to the dresser - and I haven't even started on the kitchen yet, I ran out of time, Strictly Come Dancing was on far too early!
And finally the finished tree adorned with 600 sparkly white fairy lights and our lovely favourite baubles and decorations collected over the years. Each year we add a new set of decorations...
.. this year it was these lovely hand collaged, material baubles by the lovely Lexi - they look gorgeous and very much at home.