Monday, 16 December 2013

This is not just a Christmas decoration post..

Rattan Star Garland
Rustic Tree Decoration // Reindeer Cushion
Laser Cut Scene Room Decoration

This is a Marks and Spencer Christmas decoration post..

If you know me at all, you'll know that when it comes to Christmas, I'm a bit of a Scrooge. My best friend despairs, because for the last couple of years I haven't really bothered with putting any decorations up at home. I don't spend much time there over Christmas, what with work, people to visit, and all the usual chaos and so it had never really seemed worth it.

This year, I was rather looking forward to having some time at home over the festive period, and had even thought about putting my tinsel up and planned a couple of little dinner parties. Until, that is, the flood happened and everything has been a bit damp and grim and the living room ceiling had a giant hole in the middle of it. Waiting on decorators and repairs seemed to be taking forever, so I wasn't holding my breath for it to all be ready in time, but thankfully it is! New ceilings, new paint and wallpaper and a nice clear room to decorate - exciting stuff!

Even more exciting when Marks and Spencer challenged me to choose one of their Christmas decoration themes for the year and go wild. I had a good browse and decided to go with "rustic". Lots of natural touches, which I thought would work well with any colour scheme. Because I don't really have space for a tree, I decided to opt for some of the decorations which didn't need one.

Unfortunately, I can only show you the first few things, so far. I ordered a couple of things which I'm still waiting for, like this heart wreath for my front door. I'm rather excited about this and wonder if it's the kind of thing which would be acceptable to leave up all year round, like Rosie suggested in her recent decorating post.

I also ordered this winter robin mug and matching robin cereal bowl, which I was looking forward to enjoying my Christmas coffee and porridge in, as well as this robin mixing bowl which I think would make an excellent centrepiece for my table, filled with some simple baubles or pot pourri, to get the place smelling like Christmas. Sadly, I think the postman must have dropped the box with these three in, on the way, as they've all turned up in pieces. I am hoping they will still be in stock to order some replacements, and that I'll be able to get them in time for Christmas!

I was surprised at how fun it was to search for some decorations, as I've never really been that excited about decorating my home in the past. I'm very happy with all of the things which have turned up so far, and I'm sure the others will be with me (or replaced) soon, so there'll no doubt be another post to follow..I may have added a rather festive jumper to my order as well, which I have an outfit post planned for shortly. 


  1. I love your choices, the laser cut scene is my favourite I think! <3

    Jennie xo |

  2. I really like the star garland, but in these photos my very favourite thing is your drawers with the face on the front! Brilliant.

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  4. Love that garland, the wreath is a wonderful choice too - i'd be after that myself - I hope you receive it soon!

  5. I'm glad to hear you've had a little more of your home fixed; I'm sure you'll have fun decorating it again and making it feel more like home again. The decorations you chose are gorgeous; especially the star garland. You could easily get away with hanging the heart wreath up all year; it's commonly done, and I'm in love with the red robin mixing bowl! I need!! xx

  6. The second picture is my favourite, it is so unique and amazing