It’s two weeks til the start of advent and I have started thinking about how christmas is going to look in the home with more intent. I am also entirely ready for mince pies and advocaat (but that’s a whole different post). I tend to allow total freedom with Christmas decorations, no themes for me, just a smorgasbord of things I love with a little nod to the nostalgic and kitsch.
The clocks have gone back and today is Halloween, my goodness where has all the time gone? We’ve had the odd day with a crispness in the air and a whole lot of mellow fruitfulness (some of the flowers that keep going in the garden continue to amaze me) but next weekend will be bonfire night (and our sons second birthday) and after that, as far as I’m concerned, gloves are off in relation to Christmas! Read More
How early is too early to start thinking about Christmas?! I have a slightly over-enthusatic inclination as winter draws in to sit perusing recipes and decorations, planing for the time when your home feels most cosy and sociable. I’ve seen magazine shoots on Instagram for months and now the print magazines and adverts have started gearing up I’ve taken the plunge and collected together my favourite Christmas decorations. If you add to your treasure trove of Christmas pieces each year then you’ve come to the right place, mine isnt out of control quite yet but it’s getting there. Of all the many things, one of the things I love most about Christmas decorations is the tradition of things in miniature, from whole worlds inside baubles to nativities on shelves, from menageries of hanging animals and houses in miniature as tea light holders, here is my festive home rundown.Read More
I love the kitsch nostalgic styling that has been everywhere this year, it fills me with the kind of childlike joy only fitting to this time of year. In homage to all the amazing d.i.y snowglobes with deer I have seen on blogs and pinterest over the last few weeks I have sourced my own lazy girls interpretation of the trend, and am totally in love with my deer and tree under glass cloche display. I am also really pleased with this candy cane candle holder which was an idea taken from the Ocado magazine substituting their multicoloured canes for classic red and white which I think looks so fresh and spritely.Read More