Now the pumpkins and broomsticks have been cleared from the aisles Christmas has well and truly made its way into the shops. It’s our wedding anniversary on Sunday and James and I always mark it with buying an annual decoration to hang on our tree. Getting a couple of new decorations signifies the start of the festive season for me. Shall we all get in the Christmas spirit?
First up, comes the personalised and monogrammed pretties. I bought a few custom decorations last year when my friends had their firstborns and it’s a lovely idea to think they have something to bring out every December to perch on their Douglas Fir. There’s a post in the RMF archives with lots of other suggestions.
Then on to the rustic, which I’ve always found one of the easiest ‘themes’ to add to every year as wooden trinkets, woodland inspired decorations and organic elements always seem to be on trend. Several years ago I pinned a wire star to a Pinterest board which was decorated with eucalyptus sprigs and I’ve been on the hunt for my own ever since. I found the one I’ve used in the header above at Light4Fun and removed the faux greenery and added my own from the garden instead.
There’s a small part of me that wants to throw out most of my decorations and start again and go all out modern. Sleek clean lines, glossy bubbles and metallic geometrics, you’ll find them all below.
Garlands are so versatile. Hang them on your tree, from a cupboard, down the banister or on a mantle piece. I bought a pom-pom one last year that I hung over our hallway shelves and I can’t wait to get it out again this year.
A couple of weekends ago James and I had an impromptu trip to Norfolk for the day. In a very cool lifestyle store in Wells-Next-The-Sea I spied a load of glittered animal tree decorations. Not my usual cup of tea but every once in a while it’s nice to embrace something new. Anyway I told myself I’d buy it on the way back to the car but by the time we’d been up to the multi-coloured beach huts the store was shut. Nothing haunts you quite like the things you didn’t buy, so maybe I need a playful bit of decor to make up of it.
Last Christmas my team at work gave me a personalised candle. It smelt divine and it was adorable to have a custom Coleman candle on the bar cart. I know lots of people who treat themselves to The White Company Winter candle to kick off the festivities and get the scent as well as the sights of Christmas through their home.
Have you found any treasures to deck your halls with? Any new Christmas decorations to add to your stash?