You know that decorating is a big thing at our home all year round, so of course it isn't any different at Christmas. This year though we haven't done quite so much as we often do.
No special reason, just decided to change things up a bit. We also have the tree in a new place this year. I am not sure that I am 100% happy with it here because it seems to me to be leaning forward, but it is probably an illusion! I tried to prop it up with various things and it still looks leany to me. Must be imagining it!!
Anyway, on to the decorations!
The, looking non wonky in these photos because I straightened them up, tree! I love that I can take photos and blur the lights like this, I think it looks so pretty.
So of course I had to have a go at making other blurry pictures too! This tree is supposed to hold a candle, but instead I put a string of battery operated lights inside.
The Nativity scene also got some additional lights this year. You might notice that a few people are missing. The baby Jesus will of course arrive on Christmas Day and the three Kings will not make their appearance until Epiphany. Currently they are journeying along the windowsill and Jesus is hiding out in a cupboard!
More fuzzy lights. I know, I went for it with these pictures!
We had a bit of a disaster putting up the tree actually. The lights all went on - without being tested, and no I wasn't the one putting up the lights! - and only half of them came on. Cue lights shopping and new lights for the tree. Hubby managed to do a bodge on the old ones - which are indoor outdoor - and they are now outside adorning our lavender hedge. They are only plugged in when we are here and they are a low voltage set so we are pretty sure they will be safe, but I would recommend that if your lights don't work you just dispose of them safely.
I made this garland last year and it has come out again. Still looks good!
A few ornament close ups! Some of these are from Hubby's childhood like the one below. That makes them blah de blah de blah years old!
The rest of the house isn't too done up. Although there are a few things on the pictures here and in the kitchen on the windowsill.
That is it really! I shared my mantel yesterday and I will share the front door tomorrow.
I hope that you are enjoying your own decorating and time in your home!