Thursday, December 10, 2009

Token Gesture










I'm afraid my Christmas decorating leaves a bit to be desired this year, although to be honest I don't ever go overboard and try to keep it simple.
Here's what we got done this year. My 2 girls trimmed the tree (one of my least favourite things to do I'm afraid). We are off to New Zealand (home :o)) in 4 days so there didn't seem much point doing too much, just enough to set the mood for our early Christmas on Saturday. The reason for having an early one is that we didn't fancy lugging a gift wrapped fish tank over to NZ and back again!
I have done a bit of furniture buying lately and can't wait to post about my finds but will probably wait until we get back mid January.

19 comments:

Natasha said...

I love your tree and I really love what you've done with your lights. I think everything looks beautifully festive!

In case I don't get in touch before you leave, I hope you have a wonderful time in New Zealand and that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Best wishes always, Natasha.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the beads on the chandy! What a festive touch.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Pretty tree and chandelier! Have a lovely holiday in New Zealand!! ~ Angela

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

You know as I peruse blogland and see everyone's decorating I realize mine is so not blog worthy, I kept mine very simple this year, I'm with you!!

LeAnn:)

Ange said...

Have a fabbo time in NZ and I don't blame you having an early Christmas. We have had a similar situation with 3 bikes ;-)

Katrina Chambers said...

Have a great Christmas! Can't wait to see you new goodies when you get back. Yes, I too am not one to over decorate at Christmas...just a little touch here and there.

The Pink Poodle said...

Have a lovely trip to NZ..who knows what you may find over there?
also have a lovely xmas/new year..and wait in anticipation re your FINDS..

xx andrea

brismod said...

An early Christmas seems wise. Your tree looks good too. Enjoy NZ and Merry Christmas! xx

Revival said...

Ange -

Thanks for the comments!! Try cutting little slits into the edges around the corners to make it more malleable.

Kind of like this: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2571/3779449689_42c7661197.jpg

Also, try pulling it super tight and stapling the puckers and pleats under the seat where it won't show. I can't wait to see the finished product! Do you recommend working with vinyl?

Katie

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Ange, Oh lucky lucky you to be going home for Chrissie, in the 28 years I have lived over here I have never been back for Chrissie. I know you are going to have a great time over there. Your tree looks great mine hopefully is being put up today, finding it hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year.
Have a great Christmas & may 2010 bring you every thing you wish for...

lyn xxx

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Hi Ange! Just wanted to stop by & Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! & A Very FUN & safe trip to NZ!!! I hope you take lots of photos & Happy Snaps to share with us!!

PS ~ Love the Christmas Decor! The Girls did a great job on the tree!

God Bless! With Love ~ Teresa

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, Everything looks wonderful. Enjoy your trip, can't wait to see your buys, cheers Katherine

Lona de Anna said...

Ange it looks ace :) Less is always best!

Alison Gibbs said...

Loving the beads on the chandelier.
Alison

A-M said...

Oh have a lovely time in NZ. Well done for putting in big effort even though you are going to be away. I agree, the simpler the better though! It all looks beautiful. A-M xx

MelsRosePlace said...

Ahhhhh Ange...just got your comment...i am so glad to hear from you because we just got back and i thought i bet i have missed you before you go! YES i cannot believe we havent caught up yet but hoping for a bit of time off late January so if you are back we should plan a girly day out ! Mel xxx p.s have a GREAT trip and Christmas...love your decos by the way!

Porchlight Interiors said...

The tree looks lovely...good to see you made the effort to put it up even though you are off to NZ! It's just not Christmas without a tree! Tracey xx

The Stylish House said...

Hi Ange,
Wishing you a Merry Christmas! I've had a wonderful visit, and enjoyed seeing all your neat projects.
Cathy

Janean said...

just popped in to say there are no Christmas decorating police, so relax! hope you had a wonderful time in NZ with family!!!