01 December 2007

Getting Ready For Christmas

This year I have decided that I will start to introduce a few Christmas decorations each week.
I have never done it this way before but thought that it may be quite fun and the finale will be the Christmas Tree, it's decorations and lights about 10 days before Christmas.
This is a new Heart Wreath which I bought on my last trip to Eynsford Farm Shop.
Here it is in position, held up with red check ribbon.

The white candles look a little too plain for Christmas so to jolly them up a little I just tied red check ribbon onto them.

A little
more festive.

I do have red lampshades for Christmas but I am in the process of making new shade covers for them in Kate Forman 'Roses' linen to match the cushions and standard lamp shade.

These nuts are not edible and purely for decoration. I drop a little cinnamon and orange oil onto them for a gorgeous Christmas smell.

I always enjoy my cosy evening's in with the candles and fire alight.

The sitting room.

The family room is where we spend most of the day. It leads into my sitting room, the 'best' room !

My collections of glass candles sticks are still in position and used every evening.

I hope you all have a lovely Saturday.



Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello Carol
Thanks for visiting me just now..
You know how much I love hearts and your heart wreath is really beautiful..in fact everything you shared with us today is beautiful...
Your home looks so inviting and cosy..
I can't wait to put up my decorations but it will have to wait till I feel better..
Lots of love. Have a great weekend.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Carol, beautiful post! Your sitting room looks gorgeous. We can't wait to decorate but we are still unpacking and fear we will be doing so for the next few months!! We are soo many boxes here you would not believe it!! Have a lovely Sunday :) Jenn and Jacqui x

bj said...

Oh, I really love the heart wreath and the red checked ribbon on the candles. Your home looks so cozy and warm.
hugs, bj

Sea Angels said...

Hi Carol, this is just the best time of the year for bringing out our creative streaks, and yours are looking lovely what beautiful shots of your rooms, they look stunning.
Have a great weekend
Hugs Lynn xx


Your home is what dreams are made of. More hearts and gingham I see, I haven't ever seen a heart wreath as pretty as your one, I shall have to get out more! Farm shops are great nowadays, I love all the country crafts and all the deli stuff and could spend ages looking around, and spend lots of pennies. I wonder what we will be seeing next week? x

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love your heart wreath....so pretty. ~ Lynn

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Carol,
I am loving this post! your best room is a dream i love it,the heart on the mirror is absolutely gorgeous.
What a great idea with the cinnamon and orange oils,the glass candlesticks are magical.the kate forman roses linen is so beautiful.
Its going to be fun watching everything appear i Can't wait for the finale.
Have a great weekend xxx

Regina said...

Hello Carol,
you have a wondeful blog.I like your
hearts wreath.Your home looks very cosy.
I wish you a nice evening Regina

Curlew Country said...

What a wonderfull festive an cosy sitting room - I could curl up there right now! Love the festive candlesticks!

Fuchsia Girl said...

What a gorgeous front room you have - the lighting and fire make it positively inviting as do your decorations.

Joanna said...

I think having a few decorations is a great idea, your house is looking so cosy. Thanks for letting me know you are saving the recipe, I hope you enojoy the cake.