We ended up staying an extra night at my brothers last night as I was too tired to drive all the way home (we live about 90 minutes away).
When we arrived home this morning I had somehow kind of forgotten that we had put up some of our christmas decorations. It was a very welcome little surprise that made me smile a got me feeling festive!
As Vince was back at work this afternoon and the weather was turning, Emma and I snuggled up on the sofa with TinkerBell on the telly and a big blanket on our laps. It was a cosy, easy afternoon with no rushing about and I was still feeling festive by the time she went to bed, (despite the standard dinner time dramas), so I snapped a few photos of our tree and decs this evening to share with you. We still have a few more put up but they will wait until after Emma’s birthday in just over a week. (Please excuse the poor lighting in the photos!)
I’ve been trying to use as many handmade decorations as I can as I don’t believe that christmas decorations should cost the earth, and they look nicer and mean more I think. This includes little hand stitched felt stockings and crochet candy canes & mini wreaths. Emma’s advent calendar is also hand sewn, I made it after some pinterest inspiration last year. I still love it and I think Emma does too, even better no chocolate to be found!
P.S. I hope everyone in the UK is staying safe through the storms and flooding tonight, take care!