It’s only a week til Christmas Eve, you guys! To get you in the Christmas spirit, I’m going to take you on a quick tour of my flat and share my decorations for the festive season.
One of the great things about having your own place is being able to decorate any way you like. I am mad for Christmas, and I love the idea of decking out my whole house with festive bits and bobs. This year I have three(!) trees, as well as a few other lovely decorations. Care to take a peek?
I got this gorgeous wooden nativity set a few years ago, and I just adore it. It’s so colourful and the figures are beautifully carved. You’ll notice that Baby Jesus is missing from the set. Traditionally, you aren’t supposed to put Jesus out until Christmas Eve. He’s currently chilling out in a secret spot in my dresser, waiting to be ‘born’ on Christmas Eve.
This lovely ornament was a gift from my Nana’s best friend, Nookie. She gave this to me this year to remind me of my Nana, with a card that read, “When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure”. So beautiful.
I have a collection of bird ornaments for my tree. I really loved the old-fashioned bird ornaments that hung on my Nana’s tree when I was little. Last year, I saw some similar ones and I snapped them up. Since then, I’ve started collecting different birds to hang from the branches. Here’s a peek at some of my Christmas birdies:
And finally I have this little tree, which is bringing cheer to my bedroom. It’s decorated with lots of delicate glass baubles, which I tied to the branches with ribbon. Each year, it can be put away as it is and then when December rolls around I can pull it out for an instant dose of Christmas cheer.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my ornaments. Have a merry Christmas!