Sunday, 18 December 2011

christmas house tour 2011

I know some of you may have seen all of this before, but the projects I've
been working on today aren't ready, so I'm doing a little house tour !

I had fun trying out THREE mantles here but opted to go back to the original one because it ties in with the decor on the Christmas tree, and because I'm a sentimentalist. These little decs have been with me for ages and maybe they are too tacky or twee, but I love them !





I really liked my mantle with 'a little bit of bling', so I moved it onto the sideboard in the dining room.



 

I added this large cloche, that wouldn't have fitted on my mantle.


And also this storm lantern with shells, which is from our bedroom.



The hall.


My old wreath with a quick makeover ( Yes I know - the front door really needs painting !)

I did put up a little 'garland' in my kitchen yesterday.




One packet of ikea biscuits (I couldn't believe there was actually ten inside, for £1.00 !!!).
Some little ribbons and a bit of string !
The kitchen smells great ( my old geezer has already eaten the other packet I bought, as they smelled so good).


And finally - my favourite Santa, candles, a tea light holder and my grandmother's mini Christmas tree.
The garlands !?! Well I still have a few days yet, and also there is the dining table to do.
(I'm still hoping I'll have time to paint it first !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Here's wishing everyone who sees this a very Merry Christmas x

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8 comments:

  1. Woah... Your Christmas decorating has put me to shame! Will tackle a hall table today! LOL!
    The bickie idea is too cute...
    KL

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  2. Very pretty! I'm a huge fan of all of the mercury glass, I love a little sparkle and glamour!

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  3. Well look at you just go with all that decorating!! You've certainly outdone me. ;) I think it's great that you decided to keep some of the older ornaments and decorations that you have. Sure it's nice to have a room that looks like it fell out of Pottery Barn but I'd trade it in any day for one that's filled with things that hold meaning and make me smile. I can tell your decorations mean something to you more than just whether they make the house look pretty. :)

    That cookie garland is adorable too! I love that idea. I don't think they'd last long around my house. My hubby would devour them. ;)

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  4. So pretty. I love the cookies hung up with ribbon....I think I love it all.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and your kind comments. I hope you'll visit often.

    Merry Christmas

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  5. Such delicate and dainty festive touches! Aren't those Ikea cookies the cutest?! Your home is filled with 'a visions of sugar plums' vibe, Fiona; simply charming!

    Poppy

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