Before I show you how we have decorated for Christmas at the Happy House this year…I thought I would show you some pictures from previous years….and have a little old natter at the same time 🙂
Christmas is such a Happy time of year and I love to go mad! (don’t we all!) and for years now I have loved the decorations and all the rushing around….probably more than the day itself!….as once the presents are opened and you have a rather large dinner in your belly…you tend to sleep entirely through the Queens speech! (shhh! I didn’t say that! lol!)
This year I want to follow some traditions that I have missed over the years…you see I am quite a spiritual person…watching THE BIG SILENCEon tv made me realise how much of a Christian I actually am! and I have finally realised that that is what is missing my from my Christmas!
When we are young, we learn about the true meaning of Christmas, we even take part in plays about the Nativity, we go home and write our lists to Santa and it all becomes rather clear that the two come together…
But now my kids are older…there is no Nativity and Santa…just WANT, RUSH and PANIC!..and we seem to of lost, the true meaning of Christmas, which is such a shame!….
This year I plan to change all that and I am going to go to Church…you can’t blame me really!…when you consider that I have this lovely Church at the bottom of my road….there really is no excuse….
I live in a lovely Parish, it
really reminds me of the East End 30 years ago, when everyone said hello
and looked out for each other, plus you can meet some of lifes loveliest
people in Church can’t you…well that has always been my experience
I might even go to Midnight Mass….that is something I have always wanted to do, but in all my 45 years, have never been….
I hope you are liking my pictures…they have been taken over my years of blogging, some of them you might remember and some you might not, but I recently found a some old disks and one of them had a lot of Christmas piccies…so I thought I would show you some of them 🙂
When I was looking through them all, I thought…oh I hope we still have that and I hope we still have this…and hey, when I got all the chrimbo decs out of the loft, I found everything! only thing is…as I have gone through them all, I have wanted to put everything out on show!LOL!
…luckily we have been collecting vintage christmas decorations, for about 10 years now…so some of the very expensive ones that you see going for a BOMB! on ebay…will be in our house….so if any of you stylist folks out there want to do a Christmas photoshoot, you had better hot foot it round to Happy’s House!
We have cute ones…
I have quite a collection of these…sooo pretty aren’t they and a tree wouldn’t be right, without a vintage angel on top now would it 🙂
Here are some more pictures to get some ideas from….
This room I keep changing around….our wonderful friends Margaret & Maddie from the Rectory Sales will be delivering to us a wonderful old shabby chic cupboard with lots of lovely shelving (perfect for very needed storage) in it…in the New year so I have been shifting everything around to make room…so you will see changes here in my new pics!
This is a piccy from our old house….
It was at least 3 times bigger than where we live now!
Downsizing is soooo fashionable you know! lol!…all of my bestest friends are doing it!
Thing is though, when I look around at what we used to have in this house…I think I might have it all in my new one too! lol! I call it cosy living! lol! some will probably call it a cluttery mess!
I so love filling my home with the things that I love..I can honestly say that everything I look at is pleasurably pleasing to me, it might be the colour, the patterning or the texture…but it all looks soooo yummy and inviting in my eyes!
Red and pale blue, always is a favourite colour combination of mine, but I have learnt to like other colour palettes like pinks and greens, browns and blues…experiment with colour folks!…..be brave! its fun!
You can see the different ways in which we have used berry wreaths…I love these, and now I have some plants expecially for this purpose growing in the garden, I also have ivy and holly, so really I should be making some fresh ones…
These plants look lovely in the
winter months and they are something (apart from the Ivy) that you don’t
really notice until Christmas, when you need them…and they are there
sitting all pretty and ready to use for your Christmas projects 🙂
Until next time my lovely blogging friends…Keep well and warm!