A little Christmassy

I managed to get a little Christmas decorating done in the rubble that is our house yesterday.

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I still need to track down our stockings and do a little more to the mantle. In the meantime the brightness of the poinsettia and the smell of the Glasshouse Christmas party candle are making it feel like the holidays are here.

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I’ve tried putting our “paper” crane from Have you met miss Jones as the tree topper but it isn’t quite right so I’m rethinking that one.

The tree is decorated with the ornaments I made last year, some bells from Spotlight, and the paper crane.

The paper crane and the paper balls (by poppies for grace) were purchased from my favourite local store Fine and Sunny.

The wreath hanger is AWOL so the hunt is on to find it or a replacement and possibly some cable ties to make sure noone steals the wreath when I do put it on the door.

Have you decorated yet? Do you?

A little Christmassy

I managed to get a little Christmas decorating done in the rubble that is our house yesterday.

I still need to track down our stockings and do a little more to the mantle. In the meantime the brightness of the poinsettia and the smell of the Glasshouse Christmas party candle are making it feel like the holidays are here.

I’ve tried putting our “paper” crane from Have you met miss Jones as the
tree topper but it isn’t quite right so I’m rethinking that one.

The tree is decorated with the ornaments I made last year, some bells from Spotlight, and the paper crane.

The paper crane and the paper balls (by poppies for grace) were purchased from my favourite local store Fine and Sunny.

The wreath hanger is AWOL so the hunt is on to find it or a replacement and possibly some cable ties to make sure no one steals the wreath when I do put it on the door.

Have you decorated yet? Do you?

Making the best of before

Because we are doing this renovation ourselves, except where we need plumbers, electricians etc, it’s going to be slow going. In the meantime I like to nest and make the before as comfortable and attractive as possible. It’s not possible for it to be very pretty with our gross carpet and brown architraves.

Yesterday was spent rearranging our tiny lounge to try and make better use of the space. I think for now we have our best possible before lounge.

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There’s a lot to do but at least there’s somewhere comfortable to sit while doing it.

Making the best of before

Because we are doing this renovation ourselves, except where we need plumbers, electricians etc, it’s going to be slow going. In the meantime I like to nest and make the before as comfortable and attractive as possible. It’s not possible for it to be very pretty with our gross carpet and brown architraves.
Yesterday was spent rearranging our tiny lounge to try and make better use of the space. I think for now we have our best possible before lounge.

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There’s a lot to do but at least there’s somewhere comfortable to sit while doing it.

Eve’s colorful corner

Eve is still insisting on rarely sleeping and definitely not sleeping alone, even in her lovely cot. So I decided to give myself some room in our bedroom (if not our bed) and move the cot to her bedroom.

So far I’ve put the cot in, re-used some birthday decorations and put up the gorgeous canvases her godmother made for her.

I have plans on a gallery wall to the left and then other bigger changes but with so many priorities in renovating the house I think it will be a little while before I get to that.

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For now we have a cute colorful corner in need of one sleeping baby!