I’ll be honest, Christmas has never been my favourite time of year as I love the light and sunshine too much. However now that we are living here I’m a little bit excited!

Today, along with many households, we decorated the house and put up the Christmas tree. We usually buy a real tree but this year we bought a fake tree in the sale at a local department store. It is beautiful and I like the thought of have no dropped pine needles all over the house! We also bought some new garlands for the hearth and for the stairs.

I love the “Victorian Christmas” look with lots of red and gold. I also think this look will look fabulous in my new house although I don’t want to recreate Christmas in 1880. So I have added a little fun to the decor this year with some new touches. I’m really pleased with how the sitting room hearth looks in particular.

 

Happy holidays everyone.

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OH THE JOYS OF LIVING IN AN OLD HOUSE IN THE SHIRES.