Thursday, 16 December 2010

All Decked Out....

Last weekend was spent decorating my home for the Christmas holidays. We always really enjoy this time as a family, the boys love going up into the loft to bring down the many boxes containing all the decorations, we then take the short drive to the Christmas Tree Farm to choose our tree, and this year we found a beauty.......
I love going through each box and unwrapping the decorations ready to display, last year I purchased the gorgeous "Grubby Skating Mouse" pictured below, she is adorable and has a wonderful cinnamon and coffee scent baked into her clothing, amazingly the scent is still clinging to her clothing a year on.
My little cycling Santa always has pride of place on my old wooden trunk next to a card cutout Christmas tree.......
Another decoration I always enjoy unwrapping each year is the pretty Jester below, I can't remember where I purchased him but I've had him several years now and always look forward to displaying him alongside my other pieces.....
I have lots of different decorations for the tree, I've collected them over several years, and they are all so different, below is a little fabric angel, cute isn't she.....
In the Garden Room I love to decorate my Santos Doll in keeping with the current Festive Season, I have filled her cage skirt with pine cones and hung a pretty fabric tree decoration from her hand....
The Dining Table is covered in my Christmas Tablecloth and decorated with various favourites, although I do change these quite regularly depending on my mood.......
My favourite shelf unit that contains pieces of my art and treasured photos, vintage button jars and old photo albums has been decorated with the handmade garland that I made during my last get together with the "Vintage Ladies" (see earlier post), also lots of little fairy lights and my tin skating lady (below).....
Twiggy the Reindeer (below) looks amazing at night with his antlers all lit up........

Below is another photo of my treasured Santos Doll and at her base my his 'n' hers mice, a recent purchase from the Wealden Fair.....
The Kitchen doesn't go undecorated either, berry garlands and fairy lights brighten up this space......
We had a lovely Christmas Hamper arrive at our door, a gift from my husbands workplace, it contained lots of scrumptious goodies for the festive season, I just had to photograph it, below.

So this is Christmas Style at my house for this year, I hope you've enjoyed the little tour, now I'm off to have a cuppa and some shortbread from the delicious hamper!


8 comments:

Incipient Wings said...

Wow!
all your decorations are so beautiful.
your home looks warm and inviting.
I really like the his and her mouse couple:)
have a wonderful evening my dear.

SantosCageDoll said...

I love how you have your Santos decorated!

SoCalWendie said...

Lovely!

MaygreenFairies said...

Thank you for your lovely comments. x

lila Check said...

the ornaments are absolutely gorgeous!!!
and your home look fabulous!
Marry Christmas!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Amanda! Your home looks lovely! I hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas!!!
xo,
Karen

Mary - Vintage Cottage said...

It looks wonderful Amanda, really festive and inviting!
I tried to get down to Eastbourne last Friday but couldn't get out of Heathfield, so will try again tomorrow (Tuesday) and drop your card in to you. In case I don't make it, I hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas.

Mary XXX

bella said...

*everything is just beautiful*
and that hamper full of treats... what a great workplace you have!
Merry Christmas!
Sue