Category Archives: Christmas Accessories

4th day of Christmas: We put up the Xmas tree!

So yesterday I finally got the Xmas tree up. I love decorating the tree, it’s so therapeutic! Behind every good Christmas tree there is a precision plan. Take ours for instance:

1). Assemble the Christmas tree, and place in the desired position.

Decorating your Xmas Tree

2). Plump out those flat Xmas tree branches – don’t be scared to go BIG with those mean fur branches!

3). Look at your pile of last years Christmas tree decorations and amaze yourself on those little cute Xmas decks you forgot you had!

Christmas Tree Decorations 2012

4). Unravel your Christmas tree lights and ensure they all work! We bought our new Xmas tree lights from Argos.  Once checked, arrange them on your tree. Tip: it’s far easier to arrange your lights when they’re switched on – as it’s easier to see where any dark areas of the tree are!

Christmas Tree Lights

(Please note, our lights flash on and off – hence half the tree looking ‘unlit’).

5). Once your happy with the lights, you can start to decorate your Christmas tree. Tip: it’s often easier to sort the Xmas decks in to matching groups, as it allows you to visually see how many of each decoration you have.  Our decorations are old.  Most of them are either from Marks & Spencer or House of Fraser, whilst most of the baubles were bought out of cheapness from various stores.

Xmas Tree Decorations 2012

6.) Structure and mix and match each area of your tree. Have fun decorating your Christmas tree, get the kids involved perhaps?! Tip: Do not place large baubles too near the top of your Christmas tree.

7.) Once you’ve used up all your Xmas tree decorations, stand back and admire!

Christmas Tree Designs 2012

Isn’t she beautiful?!

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Whats that coming over the hill, is it a … ‘Stag!?’

Are you in the Christmas Spirit yet? What, No?! Blimey, well these fabulous Christmas cushions from Debenhams ought to get you out of your Scrooge mood!

Aren’t they just lovely? When I came across these I thought I just had to share. I especially love the knitted cushion, the red and white design is very Christmassy and the reindeer and Christmas tree design is just the perfect touch to any must have Xmas cushion – wouldn’t you agree?

The sequin cushion featuring the stag is my personal second favourite. I love the colour combination and those sequins sparkling are so eye catching! The fact that this cushion cover is not too fussy looking means that this neutral cushion will fit in to any contemporary living room this Christmas. I’m just going to have to get one of these cushions – they simply are the perfect Christmas home accessory for 2012!

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