I’ve just got back from being away and I was rushing to get the house decorated for Christmas before I headed for Africa. I wanted to share with you now I’m back with a couple of new decorations that I have this year. I don’t know about you, but I don’t tend to follow the more modern trends when it comes to Christmas decorations, I like things to look traditional, with the vintage twist?
Well each year, like most parents we always have an advent calendar. Most years we have had the chocolate ones that you can buy from anywhere, last year I made THIS, Red Ted Art Also has a great selection of home made ones.
This year I went for something different again with this red and white wooden house advent from John Lewis.
The house stands in a rigid box made from plywood, each individually decorated and numbered with the days 1-24. It stands around 30 cm square. I’m pleased it come in the box, as it makes it much easier to tidy away and store.
The roof of each of the houses can be removed and treats, a note, or small toy can then be added to each of the boxes. I’m going to try to do all three, to vary it a little. The final house will definitely have a note to watch a Christmas movie, a tradition in our home.
This advent has proved really popular with Miss A so far, who has been loving using the houses every morning to play with too!
Every year I also buy myself, or my daughters a special decoration. Again my taste is for the decorations to reflect a traditional look. When I saw these from Bombki, again from John Lewis, I thought they were too cute to resist!
The detail is beautiful on them, just perfect! They are priced at £45 for the four decorations so a real treat. I think Christmas Decorations are little heirlooms to pass down to your family, and they are worth spending a little extra on. I also bought a couple of small honeycomb paper decorations. They are only £5 and can be easily used and stored for the next year.
The Christmas pudding is definitely my favourite.
So I would love to know if you follow the trends and styles when it comes to Christmas decorations? Do you have a favourite look?