Tuesday 29 November 2011

Christmas Goodies

We have a tree! Yes in November. Early I know but since moving to the country Christmas has seemed all that more exciting and festive. As a family we went to what can only be described as a barn of magical sparkle. Redhouse Barn is surrounded by fields of Christmas trees and you can even visit their reindeers. A great place to see Father Christmas or just browse the many decorations whilst sipping some spiced hot apple. We always like to buy a real tree and I can honestly say this years is looking the best yet. We even managed a Chevy Chase moment as we strapped the tree to the top of the car, it was possibly one of the windiest days too so an interesting drive home!
Every year I try to add to the collection of decorations, here are this years:

I was looking at last years table for inspiration:

This year I think less of the silver stars and more white sparkle snowflakes.

An easy festive crafty project is to use fabric to make a gift bag for any bottles you give away this year. So easy, just measure a piece of fabric using a standard sized bottle. Then sew the edges or cut with pinking shears and sew the 2 edges and the bottom together, making sure you sew them inside out, then turn the right way and pop your bottle in, use some ribbon to tie at the top.

I also wanted to add this, my favourite decorative find online at notonthehighstreet.com

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