Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Decorating

The tree is up, a real one.  We had this debate about whether to go faux or real.  It was 3:1 for the faux, but I won on the multiple benefits to having a real tree…the smell, the colour…but truth be told, I wanted a real tree for Honeybee who is once again on the move…

A week ago, I casually draped some lights over a curtain rod, added sparkly lights to the mirror.  I decorated with the same stars from last year, except I sprayed them gold and added some white reindeer and a small faux Christmas tree.  This year my colour is gold…it was going to be red, gold and green, however somehow the red got lost….maybe next year…I’m not big on  tinsel and wall to wall Christmas decorations but this year I bought some honeycomb decorations which seem to be enjoying a bit of a revival.  Old news in terms of Christmas decorations, but they now come in lovely gold, silver and white, which I am loving.  And finally, a gold Reindeer, beautiful isn’t he? 

Speaking of Christmas and all the stress of buying gifts and creating a magnificent meal fit for a king, I've decided I'm not going to play superwoman this year.   I'm going to be kinder to myself and let my hair down a little (think Farah Fawcett in her big hair days).    I've made lists but I'm not panicked when I see names not yet ticked off and I'm not stressing about THE MEAL; I decided to cut a few corners so that I have more time to chill with the family instead of peeling, slicing and dicing…there, I've said it… (being the sort who peels her own fresh carrots, this is a big deal for me!) All except the roast potatoes which I've already frozen.  This year for the first time ever in my life, it’s all about making it easy on myself.    The croquembouche I boasted about to all and sundry will have to wait until I can master the spun sugar technique which is proving more difficult than I anticipated….the rest I can deal with.  I can.  And I’m looking forward to it.







How are you decorating this Christmas?  


Sharon
xxx

8 comments:

  1. Your gold reindeer is exquisite and I always prefer real trees despite the problems they have. I don't do the superwoman either this year, just slow down and everything is ok!
    Enjoy the beautiful season and thank you for your lovely comment!
    Olympia

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    1. Thanks Olympia, I do love a real tree, the smell is quite divine! If I don't get to pop over to your blog next week, have a blessed Christmas with your family. Hugs Sharon x

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  2. Hi Sharon ...love your decoratings ...i have also my first Christmas post.....lovely week love Ria...x!

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    1. Thank you Ria...can't believe we are only days away from Christmas...Hugs Sharon x

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  3. I love the reindeer and your gold decorations, it look so stylish. There is nothing like the smell of a real tree, we bought a very good faux one about 20 years ago it has stood the test of time but I do yearn for a real one. Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I love him too! So far the tree is holding and I haven't had to sweep up yet...Happy week to you! Sharon x

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  4. Sharon, tuas decorações de Natal sempre me encantam, as renas estão lindas...ainda lembro da mesa com decoração em tons de rosa, inesquecível!
    Amiga, receba meus votos de Feliz Natal e meu abraço com muito carinho.
    Bjos
    Sílvia

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    1. Dear Silvia, thank you for such lovely comments. Sharon x

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