Thursday, 5 December 2013

Festive Decorating

Hello, I managed to capture the beautiful sky this morning before the clouds rolled in and turned it all very wintry again.


The house has had a bit of a festive makeover.  I've kept it very minimal and didn't bother with all the baubles and things that usually get dug out every year.  Lots of holly from the garden has been dotted around to jolly the place up and I dried some orange slices in the dehydrator to make some garlands.





I bought a few more mercury glass tea light holders for the sitting room fireplace and love how they twinkle and sparkle in the early morning light and look so pretty when lit.  



I've also been enjoying too many of these yummy mince pies from Lidl.  £1.49 for 12, bit of a bargain and they are really lovely, full of juicy tangy mincemeat.  Better than a lot of the fancy ones I've had in the past.  Not much chance of them surviving 'till Christmas!


Take care
xxx

39 comments:

  1. It all looks beautiful, I just love your garland. I must make one next year.

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  2. It all looks beautiful......and the sunrise is just....well.......wow! xxxxxx

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  3. Oh your sunrise photo is amazing! :)
    I love your decorations.....so beautiful! I'm a huge fan of mercury glass too.
    V x

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  4. I love all of the natural decorations you've got up, I bet your house smells amazing with all the oranges and cloves.
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Your home is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season! I love the strung oranges along the mantelpiece and the red bow around the vase of holly. That glass bowl of oranges with cinnamon and star anise must smell wonderful! You have a flair for decoration!
    Great sunset sky too!

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  6. Well, I'll be pinching some of those ideas! Beautiful. I have managed to make some Christmas bunting this year!

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  7. Such a beautiful sky....but such a lot of destruction today, you would not know from that image. Love your festive touches! :) x

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  8. What lovely decorations, so simple and natural. The oranges give such a lovely burst of gentle colour. I bet you had lots of fun doing it.
    Kate x

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  9. Your home looks so beautiful we have taken the same approach over the past few years. I was going to do my decorating so I might pinch some of your ideas! I love the effect of all those candles.
    Sarah x

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  10. It looks absolutely beautiful adore the colours you have brought.in from.outside. What a collection.of tea lights too, perfect. Emma :)

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  11. Your decorations look wonderful.. so simple yet so beautiful. And that sky photo is stunning. :o)

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  12. Your photo of the sunrise is beautiful and the Christmas decorations are lovely. I love the tealights and the holly - I do prefer natural decorations so I'll be picking holly (and mistletoe and other greenery) from the garden, too.

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  13. I'm so glad you caught that beautiful sky this morning, I was feeding the birds and warming up their frozen birdbath when the sky turned pink and violet! It was a stunning few minutes of morning...and your decorations are simply perfect. Clove-studded oranges are my favourite holiday make, every year, and your holly and garland are as pretty as it gets! Chrissie x

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  14. Your home looks beautiful with your minimal decorations.

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  15. Very beautiful , clean and simple ...I love it.

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  16. Gorgeous images and decorations Debbie. I love all the natural materials you have used and your pretty tea light holders.
    Thanks for the mince pie tip :0)
    Jacquie x

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous Debbie. I love decorations gathered from nature. I've been scouring the garden for holly and can find none with berries, hope I don't have to resort to the shops!

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  18. Hi Debbie, your decoration looks precious (I hope, that is the correct word for that what I mean). And I like the style in which you have decorated. Not so much colour.
    The orangeslices are looking much more better than the Brown whan we can buy in the Shops!

    Sigrun

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  19. You do have beautiful sunsets and sunrises where you are, we aren't so lucky as we're in a little dip. Great idea about the Holly and much nicer than all the shop bought glittery stuff. Love your mercury glasses - I really must hunt some of those out. Thanks for sharing and stay snug.

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  20. All your festive decorations look lovely, Debbie. I love to add lots of greenery too, and candles and tea lights are my favourites.....how pretty yours look. I haven't had a mince pie yet! Must remedy that today!
    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen x

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  21. YOur pictures look like they were taken for a magazine, everything looks so beautiful and festive.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  22. Your home looks absolutely lovely! I would need a Christmas tree too, though... Merry Christmas!

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  23. That sky looks stunning.I love your minimalist look and so often think less is more restful. Your mince tarts are way less expensive than ours here in Oz. Take care.

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  24. That sky is a stunning sight! Your holly looks beautiful too, I think I'm off to Lidl to look for mince pies because that's a great price.

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  25. Lovely and festive without going over the top - perfect.

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  26. Your Christmas decoration looks very lovely! How great that you can just bring in all the festive holly directly cut from your garden. Your mantel is especially pretty and I really like all the mercury glass tea light holders. I wouldn't call your decoration minimal but very tasteful and understated. Good job! Enjoy the Christmas season!
    Christina

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  27. Your decorations are lovely! A clove filled orange brings back so many memories - I'll have to add one or two to my decorations. I'm new to your blog and I'm enjoying going thru your archives. I particularly love you vintage diamond quilt. I've only gone as far as a quilted pillow but you've inspired me to branch out. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

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  28. Just made a little mess of the keyboard - gently dribbling at your beautiful decorations :}

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  29. Everything looks stunning!

    I'm rather partial to mercury tea light holders myself ... rather special aren't they :)

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  30. I always love your beautiful decorations.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new year xx

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  31. Hello! I just found your blog through another stitcher's blog. I am loving reading your posts and drooling over your crocheted blankets. So beautiful!! Lovely Christmas decorations! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you. Always nice to meet new bloggers. xx

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  32. I love Everything you've done to your "space" and everything in it - I could just take off my shoes and step in and feel so at home. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Happy New Year.

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  33. I enjoyed digging my way back through many posts. Lovely blog!

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  34. Have just found your blog, and just love the Christmas/Winter decorations and your photography is wonderful...

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Always nice to "meet" new bloggers.

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