This is our first Christmas in Baylyn House & i’ve found it surprisingly hard to get things ‘just right’ this time around. Most of our decorations were bought specifically for little spots in our old house (see here) & just don’t look right here or I can’t find places for them to live.
With two young children & not being able to work full time, plus a ridiculously expensive leaking conservatory roof, it’s meant that all the Christmas bits I would have really loved haven’t been possible.
That being said, I do absolutely love the way it’s all turned out & how cosy it is. An old house like this that’s seen over 135 Christmases within it’s walls, deserves to look beautiful & sparkling at this special time of year.
So we’ll start with exterior – I was pondering over warm white subtile icicle lights but decided that our electricity bill is high enough as it is without adding anything else to the mix.
Bows £3.99 from The Range
Fresh Christmas wreath £35 from a local tree seller
Coming in through the front door i’ve put garlands up the stairs. This year everywhere seems to be sold out of them but in the end I found some in a local garden centre & ended up buying 2x 9 foot long as the staircase is quite big.
Then through to the kitchen…
Wreath from The Range
Giant baubles were ‘acquired’ from my mum (aka stolen…)
Cake stand £10 from Hobbycraft
Reindeer ornament £5.99 from Home Bargains
Sweet treats jar filled with candy canes £3.99 from Home Bargains
Noel letters from The Range £3.99
Fairy lights (battery powered) The Range £1.99
Candle stick B&M stores £3.99
Then on to the lounge…
Star lantern £8.99 from The Range
Stag heads ornament 29p from The Range
All ornaments are either from Home Bargains or The Range
The pearl beading & berries above the TV were passed down from my parents
Lastly the dining room which with its huge fireplace is going to be just perfect for hosting Christmas dinner this year (for 12 eeek!).
Wooden barn stars £3.99-£7.99 from The Range OR if you don’t have one locally then Jemimas Locket sells them online with delivery
Garland from The Range (I wrapped beading round it & added the bow, also from The Range)
Large reindeer (gift)
Real ‘everlasting’ potted Christmas tree £35 from Homebase – we plan to plant this up every year
Decorations from Homebase & Home Bargains
As my blog post yesterday, #thehomethatjingled has taken off so well & i’ve loved seeing all your beautiful homes decorated for Christmas. Keep them coming as i’ll be picking a winner next Sunday to receive a Christmas hamper 🙂
Love, Charlotte x