WARNING ! If you have a delicate disposition and err on the side of minimalism and not maximalism, GO NO FURTHER, I do not wish to be responsible for any unforeseen Christmas decoration overdose !
Many of you have gone for the simple and elegant look, but I'm just not capable of simplicity. I bought my first decoration in my early twenties, when I lived in London and I haven't stopped collecting since then. And if you read the last post, you'll know how long ago that was. I'm addicted to decorations, and feel the need to add to my collection every year.
This is my very first decoration and I bought it in Fenwicks in London. I always like to buy two of everything, or 'the set' if there is one, but this was so expensive, I could only afford one !
My tree is slightly overwhelmed !
Fabric, metal and wood are my favourite, with a huge emphasis on Santa's, I can't resist them.
But as my poor old tree is burgeoning under all the weight, I've put a few decs elsewhere.
More Santa's everywhere. I don't have any cupboard space to put anything away, so I just layer it all up, with the usual vignettes.
Specimen corner (as I like to call it), got a smattering of Christmas and some paperwhites, thanks to inspiration from Donna.
This is one of 6 items I managed to plant out with a £5.99 bag of these gorgeous flowers.
A few jewels for the more traditional table.
This year's acquisitions, are the large metal reindeer head and the three wooden reindeers, holding up some very small and old little stockings, over the buffet.
The buffet is yet to be arranged, because hopefully there'll be some goodies to eat, laid out on my Christmas dishes.
And finally, my mantle-less fireplace has some wired lights and decorations fixed to existing nails, to give the semblance of a mantle. I used to have a couple of fake wired Christmas tree branches that I put here, and from which I hung loads of decorations, but I can't find them, or any similar replacement, so the light will do for now.
There are a few bits, in the hall, and the kitchen, but if you're still here, I'm sure you're rather weary, so I'll just say...
Ho Ho Ho
Or should that be Hoe Hoe Hoe !!!
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