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Christmas has arrived at our house!

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It has taken me all evening and much of today so the least I can do is share my efforts with you!
I love searching through the boxes and tins and bags to see all the ‘old friends’ again!
Hope it is enjoyable for you because I so enjoyed doing it!
Come in and see, mince pies and mulled wine are waiting!!!

NO, NOT YOU, YOU ARE TOO EARLY!!!

I started with the two windows that look out onto the lane.

These lights are new and were a nightmare to untangle when they were first opened! They started off over the fireplace but have already been moved to the staircase!!

The old lights are now back in their rightful place over the fireplace where they have always been – hope you are keeping up with this!!

We went to choose the tree from a nearby Christmas tree farm. It is lovely to see the families wandering round deciding which tree to have.

That is just about it for now. We seem to be on the edge of a storm here so I am off to see if you have left me any mince pies and mulled wine because it is definitely time for a sit down!

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So love your Christmas blog your home looks so cosy and inviting .

That had been lovely choosing your fresh Christmas tree.

We used to always have real but now got a very real looking artificial.

But I always have a vase of real spruce nearer to Christmas week.

I so love the Christmas smell

And as a kid in my stocking was a tangerine and Macintosh red apple.

The smell of these apples always remined me of Christmas ,but the smell somehow does not have the same smell.

Yes storm is on its way infact can here it battering of the window.

It's bee a dark day all day so Christmas lights have been on all day.

Have a wonderful Christmas.WR

9 Dec, 2014

 

Those new lights were worth the untangling ... so very pretty! Love your tree too. I had my day planned to do just the same as you ... unable to decorate the artificial tree as the base must still be in the loft and I can't open the hatch. Oh well, the windows have candle bridges in and the hall has sparkly lights on the dresser ... so frustrating though not to be able to dress the tree. The Christmas carol CD playing was very festive too. Have a happy Christmas ... stay safe and warm. :o)

9 Dec, 2014

 

Hi Chris ..
thanks for sharing your Christmas preparations ... everything looks cosy and welcoming ...
... and those lights are now placed perfectly.
I hope you and yours have a wonderful time :o) x

9 Dec, 2014

 

Tried to nominate you for Christmas Cheer

But there is nothing for Christmas or Festivive season.

9 Dec, 2014

 

Your warm and friendly comments have put the icing on the cake so thank you all so much.......actually I have just put the icing on the cake but a lot of it is running down the sides!!

Stay warm and cosy.
x

9 Dec, 2014

 

Lol Wildrose ... sounds delicious to me!

9 Dec, 2014

 

Excellent...the tree looks wonderful next to the stone fireplace!

9 Dec, 2014

 

Wow, it all looks so cosy and warm. I haven't put any decorations up yet (have to wait until daughter has her birthday on Friday!). I will probably do it at the weekend but the mince pie and mulled wine has made me feel very Christmassy :) Thank you.

9 Dec, 2014

 

Gee, it is my husband's birthday on Friday too so I hope they both have a happy day!!
Paul I am glad to see you are having a rest with the computer after all the activity of the past few days!
Shirleytulip, the icing seems to have set at last!

9 Dec, 2014

 

Happiness all round then as OH found the base for the Christmas tree ... he's watching footie on TV while I try to hang baubles ... not easy with a cat who thinks it's a game to paw at them!

9 Dec, 2014

 

How lovely, Wildrose - it looks beautiful! OH is well on the way with our decorating - it is his favourite time of year. I love your new lights, and think lights on the staircase are always such a lovely idea. Enjoy your Christmas!

9 Dec, 2014

 

As usual I only left a crumb...sorry! Happy Christmas...Karen leaves the room in search of Stollen....;)

9 Dec, 2014

 

Lovely decorations you have there Chris, your house looks so warm and inviting.Like how you've done the fireplace and the stair rail.Hope you managed to get a mince pie! :-)

10 Dec, 2014

 

That is such a wonderful display.
Christmas doesnt arrive until 17th Dec in our house. reason: when my mum was a little girl the tree was put up on her birthday 17th Dec. she always thought it was her birthday tree and it wasn't until she was about 7 or 8 that she realised. So it is a family 'tradition' that I have carried on and now my eldest is doing the same in her home. he partner says its a waste of time and makes lost of dust! Not that he dusts!

I do like the decorations but 2-3 weeks is enough for me :o)

10 Dec, 2014

 

Love your light displays, and your wonderful stone fireplace is perfect (hope Santa can just squeeze past?).

My OH always puts our tree up and decorates it on my birthday (19th) . . . I love it! Hope you have a lovely Christmas, Chris, and thanks for giving us a smile :)

10 Dec, 2014

 

It all looks lovely Chris. The tree goes up after the 6th Dec in our house which is my daughter Ella's birthday xx

10 Dec, 2014

 

Thank you Chris for the generous invitation....it all looks so festive in your cottage.....The mince pies were top grade!! Making ours on Saturday.....bought pastry I'm afraid.

10 Dec, 2014

 

Bought everything in my case Meadowland!!!

10 Dec, 2014

 

I have enjoyed hearing about your different traditions in each of your homes. It is fascinating that so many of you also have family birthdays to think about or even your own birthdays! My husband's birthday is on the 12th December and mine is in early in January!
Once the New Year has arrived I am more than ready to take the decorations down and to buy a bunch of daffodils instead!

10 Dec, 2014

 

It all looks great Wildrose. I used to put the tree up on the 7th for my son's birthday. He was 37 on Sunday so he is too old for such things. He also lives in London now. I hope to be finished my Christmas decorating by Saturday and will put some seasonal photos on the site. Hope you got your mulled wine. We had 32 people here on Sunday and I made mulled wine........the house had a wonderful smell of Christmas. It was an arty open day!!!!

10 Dec, 2014

 

Oh good, feel better about it, Chrisx....always pays to be honest ha ha!!

10 Dec, 2014

 

Lovely photos. It's nice to see how people decorate their houses :)
I'll have to take a trip up the attic soon ...

10 Dec, 2014

 

How lovely and cosy your room looks,Chris,exactly what Christmas should look like..I love your fireplace and it's decorations,and the staircase looks great..Glad you got your Christmas cake finished..mine was finished ages ago..a bought one this year,as you know ! Lol I bet you are glad you decided to make one instead..We have got our decorations up early too..what else was I going to do,when I couldn't pass time on GoY ? :o)xxx

10 Dec, 2014

 

Our other fireplace has some bricks in it which are very blackened with soot so tomorrow a 'mucky' job awaits me...........how to get them clean?

It was more fun doing the decorations!

10 Dec, 2014

 

Easy peasy,Chris..delegate your OH ! lol surely you have some retail therapy you just have to do ? :o)) x

10 Dec, 2014

 

All lovely and festive now you have earned your mince pies and mulled wine enjoy!! Merry Christmas :o)

11 Dec, 2014

 

I agree it looks very attractive Wildrose, it feels like christmas here now, our tree went up last Saturday( a week later than usual)we went to a Carol Service at the Endowed School on Tuesday evening, which was really good, Santa has just gone up our street in his highly decorated sled with his Elves and their collecting tins, I have eaten some mince pies this week but no mulled wine yet, hubby keeps asking when I'm making some as he prefers homemade, mind you it didn't stop him eating the ones we'd bought...
Merry Christmas.......

11 Dec, 2014

 

Looking at your blog has made me feel more christmassy Chris. I threw out my trees this year, but having seen how beautiful your house looks, I'm starting to think I may go up into the loft and make the effort. Whatever I do it will not look as cosy and warm as yours does:-)

11 Dec, 2014

 

Oh yes it will Ba, you know how artistic I think you are!

Lincslass we are going to a carol concert in Okehampton tomorrow evening so I am hoping that the gales will have blown away by then!

Neellan, it was housework today so not a lot of fun to be had and not a mince pie to be seen!

Bloomer, the sooty water from the fireplace bricks had to be seen to be believed! Looks a lot better than it did!

Hywel are you down from the attic yet - I wonder whether you found any treasures up there?!

11 Dec, 2014

 

Happy birthday to your OH for tomorrow, Wildrose. I will tell my daughter she has a 'twin' :)

11 Dec, 2014

 

You have been a busy little Bee today,Chris..A day of rest tomorrow,and enjoy the Carol Concert..A very Happy birthday to your husband too,have a lovely day :o) x

11 Dec, 2014

 

I think your daughter might be a much younger 'twin' Gee!!!

Thanks for John's birthday wishes Bloomer, I have just passed them on to him at a very bad time - Liverpool lost!!!

14 Dec, 2014

 

Looks like I was too late for the Mince Pies. Ah well! serves me right, I should have kept up lol!
I must add my own praises to those already heaped upon your head. Everything looks wonderfully festive. Belated Happy Birthday to your husband and a very Happy Christmas to you both and those you hold dear.

14 Dec, 2014

 

Oh dear..he will have get over it by morning,Chris..:o) and what about you,now Jake has been knocked out of" Strictly"tonight? you will have to console each other wih a glass of something nice instead ! Lol x

14 Dec, 2014

 

It looks very pretty.

15 Dec, 2014

 

Thank you one and all.
You are all so warm and friendly and I have loved reading your comments.
xx

Bloomer I shall watch the 'Strictly' final wishing Jake was still in it and if Caroline Flack wins it there is no guessing as to what I will do!!

17 Dec, 2014

 

I love how you enjoy the decorating up for Christmas as I do. I do despair at the Ba humbug brigade. I love it and I love how beautiful your home looks now. I hope you really enjoyed Christmas and wish you a really happy and healthy New Year.

30 Dec, 2014

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