Monday, 10 December 2012

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

This year the Christmas spirit seems to have by passed me, I just don't seem to be able to get into the Christmassy mood at all. I have walked around the Christmas market, listened to Christmas songs,  thought about what presents I want to buy people, even woken up to a snowy winters wonderland but I still don't feel very excited. I think part of my problem is that Stuart and I decided not to have a real tree this year - this is the first time in my whole life that I've not had a Christmas tree - we just don't have the room in our house for a Christmas tree without some major rearranging of our lounge. I have spent many weeks thinking about an alternative idea and had been yet to find something I loved, until this weekend. Some of the girls I teach were dancing at a lights switch on and right next to the area they were performing was a florist with some amazing branches outside, with the briefest of glances at each other Stuart and I were in agreement and they were very quickly purchased :) Saturday evening saw us arrange them in a vase with some twinkling lights at the bottom and we decorated them with a couple of purple baubles (so as to match the lounge) and finally my Christmas spirt woke up!! There is just something about sitting in a lounge lit only by twinkling lights and candles which makes me so ridiculously happy, this week will see me purchase and write our Christmas cards ready to be posted or hand delivered the week after. 

An assortment of decorations around our lounge at the minute.

Alternative tree. Although the branches aren't as white as they seem in this picture, they are more subtle with a hint of glitter!


  1. I would be lost without a real tree but you've got a lovely alternative. Hope you feel more festive soon x

  2. ho ho ho! I love your decorations. At the moment we have just put lights in a pot plant. It works!

  3. We have 2 trees :) maybe you can pinch our mini one to sqeeeeeeze into your lounge lol . Christine xx