Christmas decorations

upside down!, originally uploaded by happy loves rosie.

Well its time to venture down to the garage and sort out all of our christmas decorations…Yes we have bought all of them with us (when we moved) and we have been buying vintage baubles through the year as well…goodness knows where they are all going to go! we have stacks and stacks! and as I have over-filled our little cottage already, it will be a major uphaul!

Above are some of the lovely decorations that we have found just lately…the colours are fabulous, so bright and decadent.  The first picture at the top was taken 2 years ago now, when we lived on the Island (stepford wives) we had a lovely sitting room there – very large though…you could of put a tree anywhere and it would never look crowded….but here at ‘The Meadows’ it is a different story!

I really do not know where I shall be placing the tree…if at all, coz I like everything as it is…its all cosy and if I were to move anything I am frightened that I will loose that feeling…but hey ho…onwards and upwards as my old Nanny Hilda used to say!…Perhaps I will have to compromise and not have one in the sitting room at all…we’ll see eh!;)

I do love decorating with twigs…check them out over the doorway above in our old house…you can hang baubles and clip cards to the branches and it really does look effective.

Also another thing that we do….and I can see my Mum shaking her head in disgrace!LOL! is Card swapping! Oh yes gals….if the card doesn’t match the decor, it gets put in the cupboard and replaced with one that does! one that I have either made myself or saved from years previous! Is that SAD or what! hehehe!

Well it is a bit cheeky…but if peeps don’t know me by now! their card deserves to be put in the cupboard don’t you think! 😀

Is there anyone else out there like me?

Anyway I will keep you all posted on our Christmas decorating progress…Speak soon gals…Love Happy x

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  1. nannykim
    24th January 2014 / 3:29 pm

    You are so funny—but what was even funnier is that I wondered what you meant by upside down—I was enjoying the colors so much I did not even notice the tree being upside down. I have the same problem because we downsized into a condo and I don't like the way a big tree takes up so much room. One time I just left off 1/4 of the back branches to make it fit!

  2. Johanna
    6th December 2010 / 7:52 pm

    WOW! I love the twigs around your doorway. How did you affix them? I'd like to try something like this! It's so cute.

  3. Emma
    26th November 2009 / 5:21 am

    Your house is just too adorable! I love all your Christmas decorations. I'm moving to a city all on my own next year, and I wish my apartment would look like your house! Looks like I need to do some shopping! 🙂

  4. Kelly
    24th November 2009 / 9:27 pm

    Love the pictures of your decorations xxI'm the same with the cards I get really disappointed if they aren't 'me' I really need to get myself organised, I always start off realy well then still feel like I'm rushing around!

  5. jane and the happy crow
    24th November 2009 / 2:35 pm

    Love the upside down tree! I do the card thing too and have some that come out year after year. Me and my other half love Freds blog, he nearly fainted laughing at the antiques fair anecdote! Jane x

    24th November 2009 / 7:28 am

    I don't save the Christmas cards to rehang, but re-use some as tags for the following years presents!I do put the ones that 'go' say on the mantlepiece and the 'others' get bunched together on a card tree….Kx

  7. A Sort Of Fairy Tale
    24th November 2009 / 4:39 am

    i'm not sure i'm going to have room in my apt, for a tree this year either! perhaps just a tabletop tinsel or feather tree…love your photos as always and i really like you newholiday header for your blog!

  8. Felicity
    23rd November 2009 / 4:25 pm

    we have the same problem in our little cottage, ive just made a crochet pattern for paper chains too which im going to add to our little room this year! he he!! fliss xx

  9. swanfarm
    23rd November 2009 / 4:12 pm


  10. Marie
    23rd November 2009 / 2:38 pm

    Hey ! I just discover your blog and I LOVE IT !You're now in my fav's and I'll visit it everyday…

  11. bellaboo
    23rd November 2009 / 9:53 am

    Have about 6 boxes of decs in the loft to sort through!Every year i say to myself i won't buy anymore,but can't resist I'm afraid!This year It'll be all red/white and gold.One year it'll be sparkly and the next more wood and a sort of scandinavian look.Like you I have a lot of red in the house anyway,so it all looks sooo Christmassy…I love it.Looking forward to seeing your house transformed!Bellaboo

  12. Florence and Mary
    23rd November 2009 / 12:29 am

    Whatever you decide I can't wait to see what you do!!My mum does the same with cards and hides the ones she doesn't like!!Victoria xx

  13. made with love
    22nd November 2009 / 6:23 pm

    That is very funny. I haven't done the card swap thing just hidden some that don't quite fit the theme due to size or colour. Think I might have to do some card swapping in the future though.Rachael XX

    22nd November 2009 / 5:47 pm

    I save nice cards in the colours I like so they can come out year after year! I also don't like to loose the feeling of a room too! suzie. xxx

  15. Lollypop and Glasshouses
    22nd November 2009 / 5:39 pm

    fab fab and fab again….you make me all warm and happy…xxx

  16. Anonymous
    22nd November 2009 / 4:58 pm

    Well i dont really hide any cards away but I do know what you mean about wanting to hide away the stuff that doesnt go with your decor! I have certainly stuck some things in the "back" where they are not immediately "evident"…dont tell anyone…

  17. Brenda @Cozy Little House
    22nd November 2009 / 4:55 pm

    I am fore going the big tree and going for small decorative vignettes around the house and yard. In fact, I found an old garden lattice that I've promised my readers I shall be turning into a Xmas tree with all "handmade from what I have around the house" ornaments! I hate the "too cheery commercialism" of the store displays. So I'm going homemade here. LOVE your blog and get so excited to see glimpses of your lovely home. (And yeah, I'd be trading the ugly cards out for vintage ones. Oh yeah!)Brenda

  18. ~Lavender Dreamer~
    22nd November 2009 / 2:54 pm

    I love seeing your photos! You house looks cheery no matter what the season or weather. I love the twigs! What a great look!

  19. Clare
    22nd November 2009 / 1:14 pm

    What lovely pics…fancy a job decorating my house!!!!!!

  20. Elly
    22nd November 2009 / 11:23 am

    Now I'm definately in the mood for Christmas, thanks to your great, vibrant and very inspirational pictures! Every year I wonder how I managed it the year before to put all the Christmas stuff in the house (we have a very little cottage), and I even don't have as much as you! But each time it ends up well! Hahaha, and you're not the only card-swapper! Well, I don't swap actually, but the cards that suit me I use as decoration.The other ones I put in my reindeer cardholder.Hohoho, have a nice pre-Christmas!

  21. hapi-ness
    22nd November 2009 / 10:31 am

    I want to come and live as a squatter in your house 😛 jealous much!! lol xx

  22. dots and spots
    22nd November 2009 / 10:01 am

    I do the card thing!! I always admired my mother-in-law's Christmas cards – couldn't work out how she got such nice ones each year then realised the same cards came out every year. I'm afraid I do that now, as some of them are so lovely!

  23. VintageVicki
    22nd November 2009 / 9:37 am

    Can't wait to see what you do this year.Love the upside down tree 🙂

  24. Miranda
    22nd November 2009 / 8:25 am

    goodmorning!i just LOVE your blog!(i told you before) may i please,please put some of your pics on my blog?? i shall link to your blog Miranda.

  25. SweetPeaknits
    22nd November 2009 / 8:06 am

    Your getting me so excited for Christmas!!

  26. sarah-jane down the lane
    22nd November 2009 / 7:29 am

    Ah yes my friend, the card stash!All the best cards from by-gone years are safely squirrelled away ready to re-appear in the room of choice, sorry I mean the room of my choice, tee hee,Sarah x

  27. Heleen
    22nd November 2009 / 7:00 am

    I know what you mean, I'm alway moving furniture around to find the right spot for the christmas tree. I hang the less pretty cards a bit behind the beautys… is that bad?

  28. SueLovesCherries
    22nd November 2009 / 4:56 am

    Why don't you just hang all your tree ornaments from the ceiling?!I do something similar with cards – when I see one online that I really like (and wish someone would send to me), I print it out and hang it up.

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