Decorating for Christmas.


This post should have gone up before Christmas Day but unfortunately Jonathan had an accident playing roller hockey on Friday evening and after spending the morning of Christmas Eve in a hospital, blogging was the last thing on my mind. He is going to be okay with time though, so that's good news. Nothing is broken! He has badly bruised a muscle in his lower back and will struggle to do normal things for a while. And sport is certainly off the cards!

The past month or so has been pretty manic for us in our new home and Christmas decorations had to take a back burner while we sorted everything else out. But on a much needed day off the Monday before Christmas we decided to source a Christmas tree and some decorations, and after settling on a red and white theme we filled our basket with baubles and tinsel.

We're really pleased with our tree - not bad for our first one together! Over time we will collect more baubles and decorations and make our home cosy and Christmassy.

After my lovely American friend Alexandra sent me some Yankee Candles I have become obsessed and can't wait to get my hands on some more. The problem is I can't make a decision on which fragrances I'd like for each room! I have been burning Christmas Cookie pretty much non stop since I got it and it really relaxes me (and of course makes the room smell wonderful!) I am definitely going to get some more to dot around the house.

I bought some delightful decorations from an Etsy seller and even though it is obviously too late to get your hands on any for this Christmas you should definitely keep her in mind for next year. She also sells supplies and non-Christmas bits and bobs so go and have a nosy! The things I bought are really well made and extremely cute. I especially love my snowman complete with pom pom scarf. I will definitely be back for more!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day.


  1. Sorry to hear about Jonathan's accident-glad to hear he will be ok! Hope you both had a fantastic Christmas and I wish you all the luck for a fantastic 2012-I'm sure you'll have a fantastic one :) XXX

  2. Hope Jonathan gets better soon. Your tree looks stunning.

    X x

  3. Get well to Jonathan! I hope you had a fab Christmas day nonetheless :)

    Sarah x

  4. Sorry to hear about Jonathan's accident, I hope he recovers quickly! Your Christmas tree looks really pretty :) I love Yankee Candles, I was stood in Debenhams for ages today smelling them all, I think I'm going to treat myself to Christmas Cookie or Christmas Cupcake :)
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

    Frances x
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  5. Hope Jonathan gets better soon! Have a nice new years :D xo

  6. Hope Jonathan gets better soon! Hope you've had a fab Christmas xx

  7. I love your tree! I love Yankee candles too, they last for ages! Hope you have had a good Christmas x

  8. Hope Jonathan get's better soon - sounds very painful. We're the same with our Christmas tree, as our first Christmas together we just got some basic baubles and we're just going to add to it over the years and buy special baubles from the places we visit - that's our mission!

  9. I'm so happy you enjoyed your Christmas package! I'll be sure to sneak in a few more mini candles in future ones :))

  10. I'm so glad you liked your pom pom snowman :-)