Christmas comes early in my house. It used to start in November, at least, that’s when I’d start putting the decorations up, but this year, I can’t wait, so it’s starting in October. Like tomorrow, October 1.
I’m not going to go mad, not at first, but I am thinking about exactly how I want to decorate the house and garden this year. I’m hoping to achieve a new look, something more calming and modern than my usual assortment of decs down the decades.
Which means I have my eye on some new purchases for the festive season. Lights will play a major role, as they always do, and I think this heart-shaped piece, above, will work somewhere, probably the dining room, which will be all lights, glass and white objets – you get the picture.
I’m also hoping I’ll be making a wreath. Last year, Ugg hosted a special press wreath-making breakfast (random, I know, but it was great fun) and I made a fabulous huge wreath. I loved it, and so will definitely try making my own again this year, if I can find a metal cage thing to stick the fir sticks into (I know, I’m getting technical now).
In the past few years, I’ve also started a tradition of “investing” in a new animal head – a deer, usually, with antlers. This one is on the wall at the extremely cool headquarters of fashion company Joe Browns in Leeds. It’s made me think I might have a bit more fun with some of my decs this year, at least in one dedicated room (because the rest of the house will be white and calm, of course).
Anyway, I’m off to find more festive bargain buys. Jingle bells!