Monday, 8 December 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Despite being visited by the dreaded Christmas Cold Fairy we ploughed ahead with our weekend plans of bringing Christmas into our home.

Saturday was spent in London having a lovely (but very busy) day at Winter Wonderland, followed by a slap up dinner and Champagne ride on the London Eye. I think it was a bit too much for me though and I spent most of the train ride home asleep, waking only to blow my nose or cough pitifully! An early night sorted me out though and we were up bright and early to go on our Christmas tree hunt.

Last year we had an artificial one that sat on our coffee table, this year we decided to go all out and buy a real one. This one came cut, with a large log to act as it's base. The seller assured us that we won't need to water it, but I'm not so sure.

I decorated it with an "anything goes" theme, beading, glass ornaments, wooden ornaments and felt ornaments. The general colour theme was white and red, although I purposely chose decorations I liked rather than ones that matched ones we already had. Topped with our special Cornish Fairy the lights were switched on to oohs and aahs!

While I took control of the inside of the house, Sion was in charge of lighting the outside. We were sent these 3m cluster lights from the LED Hut. As they are safe to use indoors and outdoors, we choose to put them outside. They came with a super long 5m cable which easily reached back through the window and down to the plug socket on an adjoining wall. With 280 lights gently twinkling, the effect was beautiful. 

We finished off by decorating the window with some re-usable stickers and some snow stencils, I don't think there's any doubt now that we are a Christmas loving household!

All that's left to do now is to decorate our conservatory ready for Christmas day and to decide on our Christmas table decorations. Christmas tablecloths are so expensive though so I'm thinking of maybe using a white sheet instead and decorating with star confetti &'ve got to have glitter at Christmas!!
We were kindly sent a complimentary set of 3m LED cluster lights from The LED Hut. A full range of Christmas lights are still available to purchase. Currently you can get your purchases VAT free by using the code VATFREE at checkout.
All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

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