Monday, 3 December 2007

Christmas Preparations @ Home






Starting to prepare the house for Christmas over the last weekend in November/first weekend in December is a tradition in my family but thinking about my theme and the colours I am using starts well before this. Each year I like to buy 5-10 new Christmas decorations to add to my collection which I started when my husband and I spent our first Christmas together in our first house (and yes this was when I had just moved out of home). Every year when we pull down the large basket of decorations we have collected it is like bringing down a box full of memories. The first one I always look for is the decoration which was given to our son Harry for his first Christmas and now that he is 5 he too searches madly for it along with his other special decorations. We have all sorts of memorable decorations which I always re-ribbon every Christmas to match the theme/colour palette I have selected for that year. It takes me at least 2 days to decorate my tree and Christmas wreath but it is worth all the effort it in the end. This year I have chosen a red/white/green/black colour palette. I am still waiting for my wrapping paper to arrive and some beautiful black/white French ribbon which should be here any day now but I thought I would show you a few sneak peak pictures above of how it is all shaping up so far. This year we have a green tree which is a first as I usually have a white tree but for some reason this house suits a traditional green tree. I'll post more pictures once I am finished in the next couple of days.

10 comments:

Style Court said...

Such pretty things Anna!

Potter & Co. said...

Anna your decorations are stunning. I love that you re-create a different look by changing the ribbon. I never thought of that, its so clever.

katiedid said...

Beautiful! I will try and send you some pics of what i'm planning before this contest is over. What fun!

Mim said...

I do a similar thing... I buy 1 new special decoration each year. As we have a new puppy, this year I've bought two wire trees to sit at each end of my buffet with all my decorations on them as a tree on the ground would be destroyed within about 1 hour!

I can't wait to see your finished tree - be sure to post some pics!

elizabeth said...

i love all of those ornaments!

ALL THE BEST said...

I've been thinking about you Anna...my Christmas music partner. Actually I was thinking about you in October when I was ready to break out the CDs :-)

Happy holidays,
Ronda

Anna said...

Oh, yes please do Katie!
XO
Anna

Anna said...

THanks Everyone!
XO
Anna

Anna said...

Oh Ronda, you made me laugh! Yes, the Christmas caroles have certainly been playing in our household! I just LOVE them so much! It certainly puts you in the spirit of the season and considering things in my world are so hectic at this time of year I like to play them to try to switch off to the madness and to think of the loveliness of the season!!

girl meets glamour said...

Great palette! Love all these ornaments. Have fun decorating!

~Kate