As soon as as we reached the last two weeks of November I was unapologetically ready to get out the Christmas decorations and put the tree up. This is completely out of character for me and in previous years I would have quietly scoffed at anyone suggesting to put the tree up before the 1st of December. What a scrooge! But this year it's all different. Having a baby brings back all the magic of Christmas, even if our little one is only 5 months old, you've got to start as you mean to go on! Christmas this year is full of first's for us as a little family. It's the beginning of creating our own traditions.
For Hendrix we picked up his first decoration from a lovely company called Betsy Benn which I found while scrolling endlessly through the Baby's 1st Christmas section on not on the high street. I really loved the unique combination of the metallic moon on the engraved wood. It is the perfect little keepsake and it looks amazing on the tree. We've gone for a mixture of wooden and glittery decorations with some white and copper thrown in the mix so it suits the mix well. It took me a while to find a stocking I liked, but I finally found one in Mama's and Papa's. After a while of toying with the idea of getting one personalised or not I thought this stocking fitted in more with our home and general vibe with the colourful thread and pompoms. And if I fancy getting it personalised in the future I might see if I can get my Nana to chain stitch his initials on there somewhere. I have placed his stocking in front of the fireplace along with some bunting I picked up from Home Bargains last year.
This North Pole sign is made from palette wood and painted with a mix of Annie Solan chalk paints, Paris Grey, Old White and Graphite. What could be more Christmassy than this? Myself and Josh's mum, Karen have had an obsession with wooden signs for years started a new business venture making besoke handmade signs and selling them on Etsy. If you're interested in these signs, head on over to her Etsy shop here! Last week we spent a couple of hours dipping pine cones in white paint and covering them in an iridescent glitter to make bunting. And they really look amazing, just as if you've picked up a pine cone on a snowy day. I have my fingers crossed for snow but for now fake snow will have to do! I love how these things make our house extra cosy! Along with all the fairy lights and candles these bits make our home feel cosy and festive. How do you decorate your home at Christmas?