It’s nearly Christmas! I’m feeling really excited this year because it’s our first Christmas in our new home and we will be spending it here with family.
It’s also the first year we’ve had enough space for a big tree. On *the big day* I woke up at 6:30am and would have happily left at 6:35am to get the tree if the shops had been open. I was probably more excited than an adult should be. Scott woke up a while later and within 40 minutes we were on our way to the garden centre (poor man)!
At 1.8 metres tall our tree is a couple of inches below the ceiling, just as it should be 🙂
The metal heart decoration was a gift for our second Christmas in our flat.
The scouts were selling mistletoe in town at the weekend. The bunch we chose was so large we had to divide it in two. Half above the back door and the other half hanging on the shed. Our neighbours probably think we are the sort of people who enjoy a bit of festive shed erotica.
Our front door has a homemade wreath. The heather is pale gold and looks very festive with the greenery and red berries. I’m hoping it doesn’t get attacked by hungry birds.
The table decorations for Christmas Day are taking shape. I had a couple of terracotta pots that were too small for planting anything in but were the perfect size for candles. I dug up some moss, let it dry out for a few days and then used it to line the pots and hold the candles in place. A couple of days before Christmas I’ll add red berries for colour.
I’d forgotten how good satsumas tasted. I painted these pinecones last year with my friend Kat on a marathon Christmas craft session.
We were a bit thin on decorations as we moved from a flat to a house – a good excuse to make something Christmassy me thinks! I had lots of crochet cotton left over from another project so I made crochet snowflake garlands. I used Lucy from Attic24’s crochet snowflake pattern and I guarantee that once you start making these little snowflakes you won’t be able to stop.
Last Christmas Scott’s Mum gave us this miniature wooden nativity set. The whole set is lovely but the deer and sheep are my favourites.
Looking back over these photos I hadn’t realised how nature focused and rustic our Christmas decorations are this year. Lot of pinecones, fruit, holly and spruce. Before we moved we had quite modern Christmas decorations but I think what we have this year really suits the house. We’re country bumpkins now 🙂
Merry Christmas folks!