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Monday, 7 December 2015

It's That Time of Year

I love Christmas, I love the preparation and the decorating. I think I have as much child like excitement now as I did when I was young, in fact now that I organise my own Christmases, I think I have even more!

We always put our decorations up when December arrives. It used to be done by the elves while we slept and Imogen would come down the next morning to a winter wonderland, looking to see where the elves and put everything. Now she's a bit older (sob), the elves don't come, but it's still as much fun doing it together.



We treated ourselves to a new tree this year, one to go in the dining room/snug. I choose a white one like we used to have when I was a child.



There isn't a great deal of room, so it's a nice narrow one. It looks gorgeous with all the lights twinkling, and these photos really don't do it justice at all.



Also new this year is my little nutcracker, a smart little fellow who makes me smile.



All the Christmas trimmings are out, lots of candles and fairy lights. The candy canes hanging from the mantle piece are stocking holders for Christmas Eve.



One of my favourite decorations is this small fireplace with it's stockings hanging down.




Here's my dish full of yummy, colourful chocolate coins.




I have been doing some crochet too, though not with much of a Christmas theme. Here's my parrot.



The light isn't very good,the colours are red, oranges and yellow, nice and bright.



He has long tail feathers that drape behind him.





How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

Take care
xxx








35 comments:

  1. Your decorations look lovely! I love the white tree. I don't put up many decorations but they are all done.
    Take care.

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  2. Decorations look lovely...ours are going up this week 🎄 Parrots just too cute :)

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  3. Like you I put my decorations up the first week of December, I am also a great fan and love the thrill of getting the house ready. Your home is looking beautiful.

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    1. It's exciting isn't it, I like to make the most of it xx

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  4. Lovely Decor, there are so many sizes and shapes of trees these days x

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    1. I've wanted a second tree for a while now, but it had to be a 'skinny' one xx

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  5. Oh I love the parrot
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  6. Lovely post - like the white tree!

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  7. Your decorations all look lovely, and the new twinkly white tree is so pretty! Love the colourful parrot!
    Happy new week.
    Helen xox

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  8. Hello Cheryl - how good it was to see your new post! Your decorations are lovely - it's such a magical time of year, isn't it?
    We put our decorations up at the earliest opportunity - usually the last week of November! It always seems a shame to have them up for only a week or so, doesn't it?
    Have a lovely week!
    Lynda.

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    1. Thank you, I do love Christmas and like to make the lost of it xx

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  9. It's all looking lovely. We haven't got our tree up yet, I'm planning on trimming up this weekend. I've got that same little fireplace with the named stockings.

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    1. Aren't they cute! We couldn't find Imogen's name so had to opt for son and daughter instead xx

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  10. Lovely decorations! Mine are all up now! My Christmas tree is full of different decorations! X

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  11. I love Christmas trees but with 5 cats I'd be a fool to put one up, I can just see them now knocking everything off. lol
    I like the little parrot.
    Briony
    x

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    1. We have 2 cats, 1 isn't bothered, the other can't be left in the room without supervision.. lol xx

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  12. It all looks good, & where did you buy the pudding chocolate coins please? x

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    1. Thank you, I'm pretty sure it was B&M Bargains xx

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  13. Your decorations are beautiful x

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  14. Everything looks very twinkly in your house.
    We got our tree out on Sunday but found we need new lights so it's naked at the mo awaiting a delivery and then we can get trimming.
    Lisa x

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  15. Your decorations are so lovely! I really like your white tree, I fancy one of those, but there is no way I could get away with one here! xx

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  16. Great decorations.... we're putting up our tree this weekend. It feel like Christmas is starting to creep upon us! Jx

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    1. Thank you, it always seems to creep up so fast xx

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  17. Everything looks so lovley and festive. Happy Holidays!
    Meredith

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  18. Your parrot is so fun! I crocheted a mushroom this year to put on a Christmas package. My first go at crocheting a stuffed object.

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