Well, its getting closer and there's so much to do - so what am I doing? - faffing about arranging trinkets and baubles, or watching soppy Christmas films on TV! I took some pictures of my kitchen tree today, thought you might like to see them.
This tree just sort of evolved, starting with a white tree I picked up at a table-top sale. I've never had a white tree before and wasn't sure how I was going to decorate it. My rag balls from Kim were the inspiration for the colour scheme. The branches are quite sparse so it needed a lot of decoration to get it looking good. I used a mixture of new and vintage decorations, lots of bows and added bobble braid as a garland. I was a bit stuck for lights as I didn't have any with a white cable, then I found these snowball lights in the discount store. Unfortunately there isn't much length of cable between the snowballs so they have ended up looking a bit bunched on the tree.
I can't decide whether I prefer them lit or unlit. I made some bunting as the wall looked a bit bare, and I put some festive trinkets on my shelf units,
Then, no sooner had I finished taking the photos, another surprise in the post. I almost don't want to admit it but this was another Giveaway prize. These very cute felt decorations were from Nonnie, painstakingly hand stitched and they look just right on this rose pot. Fiona also included one of her lovely Christmas cards - thank you so much Fiona!
Our kitchen/breakfast room is an extension which has only recently been completed and has been looking rather bare and unfinished. There's still a lot to do - flooring to be fitted, doors and furniture to be painted, window treatments to be made - but just for now I think it looks quite cosy.