Many years ago I had a 7ft Christmas tree decorated with endless ornaments, some antique, with snow, a village and a train underneath! Now I can’t maneuver a giant tree out of the attic and some of the excitement of the holiday season has disappeared with less relatives and animals on this earthly plane. The boxes of baubles make me feel sad, however, so I try to spread them all over the house. Our bedroom above is decorated in blues, beige and a touch of pink – so are the baubles.
Even my perfume tray in the bathroom has a cat angel – why not??
Teddy has a maritime penchant so the other bathroom is decorated in blue.
Chandeliers are decorated – even the sparkly rocks are festooned in tinsel (Teddy is a geologist)
Teddy’s study (below) has to be decorated…
…and then mine (this sketch was drawn by my employer when I was 21)
Just add a Swedish Horse to add some color to the brass candles with Norwegian candles. The clock, a wedding gift to Teddy’s parents in 1948, is always at 1.50 pm because the humidity killed the mechanism.
Even the spare bedroom is not ‘spared’… Teddy painted the landscape many moons ago.
This is my Nana’s beloved walnut glass cabinet brightly lit by a glass container filled with red baubles and lights.
This year was going to be treeless because it doesn’t seem like Christmas without cats ripping off ornaments or peeing in the ‘snow’. Then I felt compelled to decorate a tiny little tree and I love it. I hope you have enjoyed my homespun little tour – it doesn’t have to look like an interior designer was involved for it to feel like the HOLIDAYS!