Thursday 20 December 2007

Festive Cheer

A few pictures of the almost finished decorations (well tons actually!). Why is it so tricky to take pictures of a Christmas tree?! Impossible. And close-up it all looks a bit messy and sorry about the tights drying on the radiator, what a picture of class! Absolutely all the decorations had to go on, Barney hasn't discovered subtlety yet I'm afraid!
My festive dresser and my favourite ilix berries.
Barney keeps asking when we can eat Father Christmas but I can't bear to open him. I've found some sweet miniature versions that will definitely find their way into his stocking though.

Joy! This is the look on Archie's face every night when we turn on the boy's tree lights. It's everything Christmas is about.

I found this angel in a garden centre a few years ago and it was the last one left. It was only a few pounds and is probably my favourite decoration.

Isn't this glass heart pretty. My lovely friend Lucy gave it to me and I love the way the sun shines through it.

The boy's tree
and the decorations

My infamous cards - can you spot the blank ones?! Not too many - honest

Found the perfect thing to display my collection of vintage Christmas postcards but annoyingly I can't actually hang it on a door (it's propped up on the floor here) because our doors turn out to have weird laminate on them and I can't even knock a nail in!
A corner of Christmas in the bedroom. My new bedside table and somewhere finally to put my pretty bits and pieces.

Enjoy the shortest day, hope it leaves everyone enough time!


pinkgreen said...

Your house is looking amazing, and I love the thought of bringing out old favourite cards. I never have enough space for the ones I get each year though. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year,
cathy X

French Knots said...

Your tree looks fab, very festive.Where else are we going to get our tights dry at this time of year!

Anonymous said...

What lovely pictures, you've made the house look so cosy and homely really quickly. Hope you and the family have a very Merry Christmas. Jackie Mx

Reginas Cottage said...
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Reginas Cottage said...

I found your blog over Carol.You have
a wonderful blog.
The angel and also this hearts I likes it very.That heart for the Christmas card I find genial.I will
here one time look if I such a thing
also be,but the Christmas tree is
absoluteley gorgeous.I like it.
This books of Miss Read I have all in
German,that Christmas book read I to the time also one time again.And the
book Merry and Bright I have me this year by amazon bought,there are a beautiful book full of great
You've a wonderful,festiveley deco
ration in all house.
I wish you and your family a
wonderful Christmas and New Year,

tess said...

oh your house looks lovely, the festive dresser, and that angel are delightful! if you hadn't pointed out the tights drying we'd never have noticed!

julia said...

The house looks fab, so festive. I tried to get hold of that card holder, but they were sold out.
Have a lovely Christmas, see you in 2008!
Julia x

Carol said...

Everything looks so lovely and the tree is beautiful.
I wisj you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Carol xx

Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Hello Steph
You have created such a lovely home for Christmas.. beautiful arangements and I really love your Christmas tree in the large basket..
Have a wonderful cosy Christmas with your family and a very Happy New Year too..

Ragged Roses said...

Everything looks lovely . You've settled in so quickly. Wishing you and your family a wonderful first Christmas in your new home

mollycupcakes said...

Hello Steph,
Your home looks just beautiful and Christmassy.
Have a magical time. I bet the little ones will just love it all.

Merry Chrsitmas sweetie.

Catherine x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Steph

Everything looks marvellous. I've done our tree and put up the cards but I'm afraid that't it!! I might manage to decorate a bit more if there's time later today!

Have a wonderful time over Christmas in your new home. I can imagine there'll be plenty of fun and frivolity!

Sue xx