Hello and welcome to my festive filled house. My decorations are many (more is more) and varied. I don’t have one colour palette and the kitsch levels are sky high.
Last year my great aunt gave me a box of vintage baubles which I treasure. I also adore my pom pom wreath (see above and below) handmade by the local WI. Come on in and take a look around….
I make no apologies for the eclectic nature of my decorations. To me this is what Christmas is all about. Homemade, sentimental and colourful.
OK, so maybe some things are slightly tasteless. Like this angel. However, traditon dictates that she sits atop the tree every year. Like a stern head-mistress overseeing the procedures with disdain.
Isn’t a shame that tinsel has fallen out of favour in recent years? Isn’t it? Oh, just me then!
Of course, the kids help decorate the tree (I do have a fiddle when they are upstairs). The tree is also decked with some handmade decorations, that I hope will last and still adorn our tree when the kids are all growed up.
I think this fairy hung on my great aunt’s tree every year. It smacks of long ago Christmases, when stockings were stuffed with clementines and walnuts, not ipads and Elsa dolls. Good times!!
I’m not religious, but I do think it’s important (for the children) to have a reminder of why we are celebrating Christmas. This wooden nativity is a good prompt and prop for explaining the story of Jesus’s birth.
I’ll admit it I have a slight fairy light addiction. When I say slight I mean severe. I’ll probably leave these up til next Christmas.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Merry Christmas y’all
love Hannah xxx