Some Christmas sparkle

Whilst we have a house which isn’t even halfway finished we’ve still tried to give it a bit of seasonal cheer. Even if in some cases it’s a bit depressing….

But some of the other rooms are not so dismal. The sitting room being an almost completely finished room is looking quite festive and is the room we have chosen to put our tree up in. I’ve invested in a few new decorations. Here are a couple of my favourites from Anthropologie.

And some I made myself last year from salt dough. I’m actually surprised they’ve lasted so well. Kirstie did something similar on her show, here are some instructions she has helpfully provided. They are very very easy to make and I like the slightly haphazard look.

And on the mantlepiece….

And downstairs I haven’t done too much with, but tried to make it a little festive. These lights came with the house and are not my thing but are in my view greatly improved by being nicely obscured.

And I have also picked up a few more new bits and bobs from the local profusion of pound/discount shops – it is possible to spot some good things if you can try to screen out all the surrounding rubbish. Here are a couple of the better ones.

Some glittery deer. Very kitsch but then so is Christmas in general.

And some little trees which I think I will use as table decorations.

And finally we’ve got our first wreath for the front door. A front door we’ve actually painted, added new numbers too and bought a knocker for (for a while we had no doorbell and no knocker and therefore no way of knowing if anyone was waiting to come in). Here it is before, although in this one we have already added a new outdoor light.

And here’s the new door knocker we bought up close.

And a very seasonal shot from the weekend with some timely and photogenic snow. The paint we have used is Farrow and Ball Down Pipe and we’re also planning to use this on the windows as well – when we get around to it.


2 thoughts on “Some Christmas sparkle

  1. Hi my friend, always fun checking in to see what progress you have made! Yes, the house looks festive! (I don’t think of those reindeer as kitch. I like them!). I LOVE the new front door! And the bathroom is coming along beautifully as well.

    I think you have a very interesting project going on here, I must say. And I think we should feature it on my blog next year, if you are up for it.

    I have been terriby busy over here (on top of it I opened a store. Yes, I am insane!). But I hope to find better blog balance next year.

    Wishing you a happy, healthy and fun 2011! Thank you for your friendship and your support.

    ox, Mon

    • Hey Mon,

      Thanks for the encouragement and continued support. I’d love to be on your blog at some point that would be a real honour, but wait until we’ve made a bit ore headway!

      I have seen your shop plans, they look very very exciting – many congratulations. I shall watch your progress with great interest.

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