I can’t quite believe that this time next week will be Christmas Day! I went for a copper and frost look this year with a snowy tree, frosted garlands and copper accessories. I’ve had so much fun getting the halls well and truly decked for the season and I’d like to show you around No.49 looking all handsome and festive. So put the kettle on, get comfy and come and have a good old nosey around….
Let’s start off in the hallway. The radiator cover has been dressed with candles, a frosty garland and a generous sprinkling of faux snow…
Going through to the living/dining room, the metal stand on the dining table has been given a festive makeover with a selection of tealight holders, pine cones, dried orange slices and evergreen.
Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know of my love affair with Woodwick candles.This ‘frasier fir’ hearthwick fills the living room with the gorgeous scent of freshly cut fir trees and the soothing crackle is just lovely on a cold winter’s night.
We bought our frosted tree last year from Homebase and I love it so much.
Our baubles are mostly from Cox & Cox and were bought last year (the smaller bell decorations are from Sainsburys) I can’t see myself ever growing tired of them! The rustic white and copper baubles are still available from Cox & Cox here and they’re on sale *sigh* you win some, you lose some.
How gorgeous are the feather and bead details? They’re just too nice to be boxed away for eleven months of the year!
I had some copper wrapping paper left over from last year (still available from Cox & Cox here) so Adam’s presents are all wrapped, ready and waiting for the big day!
I decorated the mantle with miniature copper lanterns, tealight holders and as a finishing festive touch, I created a snowy scene using a display dome, a stag ornament, a mini fir tree and a sprinkling of faux snow.
The bunting was bought from a craft fair a few years ago and it’s the perfect fit across the fireplace!
I replaced my grey painted tray which usually sits on the coffee table with a hammered copper one. I’ve decorated it with a copper stag ornament, another faux frosted fir tree, a cute house tealight, pine cones and evergreen.
Don’t the stairs look beautiful with these frosted garlands from The White Company…
In the kitchen, I’ve added a few festive touches to my Caisley Co shelves and dresser. I’ve replaced the ‘Everything sounds better in Italian’ print with this lovely festive illustration of a car laden with presents…
A generous sprinkling of glitter and a cute Christmas pot has helped my Calandiva plant sparkle for the festive season!
There are some lovely Christmassy mugs in the shops and I plan on building my collection! For starters though I just picked up a couple on a recent shopping trip. I just couldn’t resist the vintage French ice skating design (bottom right) from The Range and the Santa and tree design mugs were from Home Bargains for as little as 99p!
I bought this cute ‘Happy Holidays’ sign from a recent trip to an Etsy Makers market in Birmingham.
The kitchen dresser has been laden with evergreen, Christmassy tins, candles and a whole lot of festive spirits! My favourite Christmas tipples include Thunder toffee vodka (yummy in warm apple juice) Kendal Mint Cake liqueur (perfect in hot chocolate) and Bruadar , a gorgeously smooth whisky liqueur made with honey and sloe berries.
Even the downstairs cloakroom has had a few Christmas touches with a vase of evergreen and berries and a frosted tree in the window.
That wraps up my tour for today – thank you so much for stopping by!
Please let me know if you’ve seen anything on today’s post that you’d like more details of 🙂
As this will be my last post of 2016, I’d like to wish all of my lovely readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
See you all in 2017.