Thursday, 29 November 2012

And So It Begins

I know, it's too early to decorate the house for Christmas.  I hear it almost every day, 'Christmas starts earlier every year, Bah Humbug!'   But when the hubby offers to get the Christmas decorations down from the attic, I jump at the chance to see all of our treasured ornaments.  It's almost like Christmas morning when you open the decoration boxes and see all the lovely things carefully wrapped in tissue paper.  It won't hurt to put up a little garland, will it?



I am a big fan of garland.   We don't have a banister or a mantelpiece, much to my regret.  But we have bookcases and a dresser which provide me with ample opportunities to indulge my garland fetish. 



Minimalism isn't my style, especially at Christmas, so we are having double decker garland.  It starts with a pine bough garland with the individual branches opened out to accommodate the second layer of garland.



The second layer is a very sparkly silver and gold number.  Andy calls it the 'Tart's Boudoir' look.



I think the combined sparkle and traditional evergreen look rather nice.  



When they are popped on top of the dresser and secretary desk they look rather sedate and understated.  Well, understated for Christmas!  And so it begins.  It really is too early to decorate the tree, isn't it?

6 comments:

  1. Your house is BEAUTIFUL and I love your decorations. Also love the pewter (?) collection on your dresser!

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    1. Thanks Denise! I've only started decorating. I couldn't resist putting something up once Andy brought the storage boxes down from the loft. Some of the pieces on the dresser are stainless steel. ; ) Cheap and cheerful and very useful.

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  2. I love your garland it really sets off your dresser and desk, I do so love Christmas!

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    1. I love Christmas, too. There is so much more to do and I can't wait to decorate the Christmas tree!

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  3. Looks lovely around there! I'm almost done getting my Christmas decorations on display! The girls get so excited about it that its contagious!

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    1. All Selphish girls love Christmas! ; )

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