Christmas started in early November for me, having my own place this year made me want to put more effort into the look and feel of our home during the festive holidays. I knew I wanted to create decorations, to have a theme and to get a Christmas tree!
After scrolling through Pinterest
Christmas themes I decided to go for a brown and gold theme focused on leaves and wrapping with a bit of greenery thrown in for good measure. Being on a budget and not having too many decoration to decorate with, I wanted something that was affordable, easy to get hold of and something I could craft, paint or up-cycle!
So back in November and whilst visiting my Dad for a weekend, we went hiking in search of fallen leaves, foliage and pine cones to create my Christmas decorations. The wind had been pretty strong the night before, which meant lots of freshly fallen leaves and pine cones. Once I'd returned back home to London, I sprayed them gold and hung them in my bunting and once I'd chosen one, my Christmas tree. We've opted for a potted Christmas Tree with the hope of keeping it alive throughout the year on our balcony to use for next Christmas (Fingers crossed.
Now that Christmas is quite literally around the corner and I'm packing the final few things before heading up North for the festive season, I'm taking a little time out to think about what I'm looking forward to over the festive season and some of the things I want to accomplish in the New Year.
Being a foodie, food is always top of my list, followed by family walks in the local National Trust park and cosy snuggles with the other half on the sofa, watching films, drinking hot chocolate and sharing a tin of quality streets.
So that's Christmas sorted.
We're back in the capital city for New Year celebrating with friends at ours, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and counting down to the New Year.
I'm so looking forward to the festive period, spending time with friends and family we don't get to see as much as we'd like to. Taking a break from the big smoke, stepping away from screens and embracing the cold for a classic, cold British Christmas.
So however you plan to spend the holiday season, I wish you and your family a wonderful time and a prosperous and positive start to the New Year!
See you on the other side,
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