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At home for Christmas

December 30, 2016| 2 Comments
Okay, the wreath is. er. subtle, but I do adore the little birds on my olive tree.

Okay, the wreath is. er. subtle, but I do adore the little birds on my olive tree.

It’s been a wonderful Christmas, so much so that I am not letting go of it easily.
I am still experimenting with decorations, changing stuff round, adding bows and bits.
Actually, I started the Christmas decorations a little late this year, but I think I’ve made up for it. Anyway, here are a few snaps of my efforts.

This year, I have invested in a new mirror (the central one) to make the dining room look bigger, and I have surrounded them with string lights, a look inspired by the Harewood House buildings nearest Leeds Road.

This year, I have invested in a new mirror (the central one) to make the dining room look bigger, and I have surrounded them all with string lights, a look inspired by the Harewood House buildings nearest Leeds Road.

I am a massive fan of lights and have invested in more than ever before this Christmas. Battery operated string lights have really really improved, which means less wiring, thank heavens.

The living room is simple but cosy, with lots of faux fur. The coasters are from Anthropologie.

The living room is simple but cosy, with lots of faux fur. The coasters are from Anthropologie.

Oh, and I have quite a deer and stag collection now, thanks not least to gifts from Sharon and our friend Sheena. They are both very familiar with my obsession. My family have tried to stage an intervention – no more stag heads – but I’m still not listening.

The kitchen, with my twig arrangement to try to disguise the washing up.

The kitchen, with my twig arrangement to try to disguise the washing up.

Plus, I’ve gone slightly OTT on the faux fur rugs and throws (John Lewis for the rugs – they have a range of tones and shades – the smaller ones are £35, which I think is a bit of a bargain).

These are the candle surounds from the Fabulous Festive Shed at Wharedale Grange.

These are the candle surrounds from the Fabulous Festive Shed at Wharfedale Grange.

My best buy has been two candle surrounds, bought for £7.50 each from Wharfedale Grange Fabulous Festive Shop, which is not far from Harewood Bridge. I also bought my white branches from there, which I have used as a sort of screen from the washing up situation in the kitchen.

I bought the tree from Regal Fruiterers on King's Road in Harrogate. It's been fab.

I bought the tree from Regal Fruiterers on King’s Road in Harrogate. It’s been fab.

Anthropologie sent me this little fairy, which is absolutely adore. And that’s a Jo Malone leather stocking, don’t you know. Ancient, but chic.

Isn't this the cutest? It was a Christmas press gift, from Anthropologie.

Isn’t this the cutest? It was a Christmas press gift, from Anthropologie.

That’s all folks. Am now looking forward to New Year.

2 thoughts on “At home for Christmas

  1. Meike

    Thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your home! It all looks festive, stylish and cosy at the same time. I really like the candle surrounds; that is something I never think of.
    I’m afraid I can see neither fairy nor leather stocking in your last picture, where are they hiding?

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