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All sorted for Christmas … sort of

December 23, 2015

It’s nearly Christmas, and time for one more post. Sharon blogged about her decs last week so now it’s my turn. My Christmas decorations have been up for quite some time now (I start at the end of November), but it’s always a work in progress. I might stop rearranging after New Year.
First, the tree, which we bought from Regal Fruiterers on King’s Road in Harrogate in the first few days of December. They are so lovely in that store, and they picked out every tree they wanted to sell. Ours was so lovely, we didn’t want to decorate it at all at first.

We loved the tree so much that we left it bare and undressed for about 10 days.

We loved the tree so much that we left it bare and undressed for about 10 days.

Finally, I decided it really did have to be decorated, not least because it was being commented upon by people who could see it through the front window. I went for a gold and silver look – no tinsel, of course, but I do sort of miss tinsel.

The tree dressed in gold and silver - tinsel not allowed.

The tree dressed in gold and silver – tinsel not allowed.

Like Sharon, I have decorations I bring out every year, and I always try to add to them to update the look. But my Paul Smith reindeer is an absolute favourite.

The Paul Smith reindeer on the dining room shelves.

The Paul Smith reindeer on the dining room shelves.

This year I went to the Country Living Fair in Harrogate and invested in a metal star candleholder and an illuminated ‘&’. They are in the kitchen, and I am thinking they might not be so Christmassy that they have to go after Twelfth Night.

The illuminated ampersand I cough for £20 and the metal star for £15, both from the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate.

The illuminated ampersand I bought for £20 and the metal star for £15, both from the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate.

I love improvising and I hate throwing anything out. My green/gold garland was’t really suiting anywhere, and the large twig wreath was feeling a bit tired … so I combined the two.

I wrapped the green/gold garland around the twig wreath - perfecto.

I wrapped the green/gold garland around the twig wreath – perfecto.

Most of all, I love my front room fireplace. I dress it differently every year in my favourite things. Sharon gave me the glass lantern and the candle is from The White Company. The goblets are from a shop in Montpellier Mews in Harrogate. Silver and gold is definitely my theme for Christmas.

 

 

Silver and gold dominate at the fireplace for Christmas.

Silver and gold dominate at the fireplace for Christmas.

Have a lovely Christmas. I’m all wrapped, though the house is a mess. But you can’t have everything, and this Christmas, I am trying so hard to be very happy with what I already have. x

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