Suddenly it is 2017. 2016 has passed by in a blur.
In four days the decorations will come down. December just vanished, we were all busy, but it went by so fast.
Just in case this year passes as quickly I want to document our decorations. I had great intentions of doing this as soon as they went up. The blogging world was full of ‘Christmas decor tours’ in November!
Traditionally we put the tree up sometime around the 10th December. That was my Dads birthday, so it has always been that way. I wanted to put hem up earlier but I lost that battle. I wish I had though because they will be down so soon.
Without further ado, here is our tree:
I’m really glad I bought this last year. It was so much easier to take it out of the attic then go to get a real tree.
I got it from The White Room in Kenmare. There is never really a ‘theme’ but the colours this year were silver , white and a little red.
These white baubles also came from The White Room – in fact I have started a lovely collection from there!
These snowflakes were added this year.
A little bit of gold was added by these Scottie dogs. They are the cards my Mum gave us, but I liked them so much that they will come out again next year to sit in the tree branches.
Right next to the tree is our stove. The mantle was decorated with real fir branches and holly. These candles are battery operated but look very real. Real flames and greenery are a dodgy combination! The star garland is made of twigs and I’ve had it for ages, and I made the stockings a few years ago. There is only one here this year, the rest are on the banisters.
I couldn’t find any holly with berries on this year, so I added some red baubles.
The fireplace in the kitchen got a garland and two Christmas wooden houses. The large one lights up (as you can see) because Tim is a genius! You push down on the chimney pot and the windows light up.. too clever for his own good.
We had a lovely time, it rained and we didn’t leave the house all day. Since I’ve given up chocolate, I didn’t over indulge in goodies – unless you count roast potatoes?
We had good fun, good food and most importantly lovely company. I hope you also had a beautiful day.