Shock, horror - no christmas tree? "But you must have a tree!" said many of my work colleagues when I said I was planning on doing things differently this year. I'm not a huge fan of Christmas decorations but I did want something, so I decided to keep things much simpler this year and this is what I've done.
I picked the red stems of cornus elegantisma from the garden, wrapped some lights around them and hung a few small gold or wooden decorations from them, including some gold skeleton leaves.
The table candles have been given a wrap of ivy (my garden has loads!),
and the stairs have their usual garland.
I sprayed some agapanthus seed heads (again from the garden) and put them in a vase with lights and gold chains (next to Mrs Bovver Boots Angel),
added some more ivy above some pictures and mirrors and put some of the unused baubles onto a platter.
It's simpler, it's more me, and I'm happy! Now I still need to tackle wrapping presents and doing some cooking, oh and watch the Strictly final too :-)
Happy Christmas everyone - have a wonderful time whatever you're doing.