It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

22 Dec

I may have mentioned already but I’m feeling rather Christmassy this year… so I thought I would share some pics of our festive efforts before I disappear from blogland for the year.

Here’s our 7ft tree that the other half carried home himself! I’m only 5’3 so decorating was a little bit trickier this year…

Our Xmas tree

And because I’m technically about to show you the full living room, I thought I’d give you a wee reminder as to what it looked like when we first bought the place… so this is our living room in October 2008…

Original living room

And this is it December 2009…

Xmas living room

As well as putting up the decorations, we also got round to putting up some of my vintage art deco mirrors (I own over 20 of them so they’ve been piled up in the spare room for a while now). This one is perhaps the most Christmassy of them all…

Xmas deer mirror

But I also like my little cloud one’s reflection too… you can see my pile of presents I’ve been wrapping on the fireplace hearth.

cloud mirror

This is the fireplace in all it’s (rather gloomy due to my flash not working) glory… I got the Victorian mirror from a junk shop in Glasgow for £2! (Perhaps my best bargain ever!)

Also we’re loving our paper snowflakes this year… these are our smallest ones (all the others are in the hall) and they weren’t meant to go here at all… I just stuck them here originally to stop the cats from sitting on them!

Xmas fireplace

And since I haven’t shared this already… here’s the Alexander Girard UO cushion we got for our Parker Knoll. It says ‘love’ in lots of different languages.

chair

And these are the other UO cushions my friend grabbed for me while she was in New York. I adore the Where The Wild Things Are cushion…

UO cushions

Of course, no homey post would be complete without a cat pic… and here she is… our half pedigree, half feral cat looking vaguely festive!

Xmas cat

We also sprayed some snowflakes onto the windows (told you we were feeling festive!)

Xmas window

And these little Paperchase owls are this year’s addition to our Xmas decs…

xmas owl

Of which my favourite decoration of all is our Xmas star that my little sis made for me about 12 years. It takes pride of place at the top of the tree every year.

Xmas Star

Anyway, I think that’s more than enough Xmas stuff from me… I’m going to take a wee blogging break for the holidays. So have a lovely lovely Xmas everyone and will see you all in 2010 if not before!

Merry Xmas! xx

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18 Responses to “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

  1. Lisa-Marie 22/12/2009 at 11:05 AM #

    I LOVE your living room! Aren’t Victorian ceilings wonderful! Your tree is beautiful, and I love all of the mirrors!

    Merry Christmas from Dundee(though I’ll be spending it in Greenock) xx

  2. Claire 22/12/2009 at 11:18 AM #

    This is all so beautiful! I’d very much like to swap my house for yours 🙂 The paper snowflakes are my favourite – it reminds me of primary school when you made decorations alongside rehearsing your single line for the nativity play…

  3. Red Boots 22/12/2009 at 11:36 AM #

    Your flat is so beautiful! I’m definitely using this an inspiration when it comes to decorating my living room! I love the colour, the white hearth, and the dark floors. And the tin globes! I love globes, I cannot get enough of them!!

  4. Polly R 22/12/2009 at 12:51 PM #

    I love your home! it’s so lovely. Just like I would want mine to be. And it’s looking super Christmasy!
    xx

  5. Patchwork Harmony 22/12/2009 at 1:23 PM #

    it looks lovely!! very festive! have a fantastic xmas, see you in 2010!

  6. Trishiekoh 22/12/2009 at 11:21 PM #

    Your place looks wonderful, i love the huge windows letting all the light in, well done!

    Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as well, my dear blogger friend!

  7. Marg 22/12/2009 at 11:33 PM #

    Love the mirrors — your place is looking nice and sparkly. And your half pedigree/half feral cat looks a lot like my half pedigree/half feral cat. Wouldn’t change his little furry self for anything! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. drollgirl 23/12/2009 at 12:33 AM #

    wow! a 7 foot tree!

    and of course i love the kitty pic the most! 😉

  9. domestikate84 23/12/2009 at 2:47 PM #

    Wow, the living room looks great! Perfect colours for Christmas too =D

  10. Serena (Cowdy Calling) 23/12/2009 at 8:53 PM #

    I’ve taken a bit of a break from reading blogs, but I just thought I’d browse yours quickly and I’m so glad I did!

    Your home looks absolutely fantastic, and your Weddingwednesday interviewing was so touching. Just the right mix of love, festivity and interior design to take into the festive season 🙂

    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year x

  11. Becky 23/12/2009 at 11:36 PM #

    Oh it all looks beautiful, and very festive! I love the deer mirror, and the Where the Wild Things Are cushion. Merry Christmas!

  12. EdenRose 23/12/2009 at 11:38 PM #

    wow! your place is so lovely, the decs re beautful and i want your cat. Have a lovely xmas, much love XXX

  13. Meg 24/12/2009 at 12:15 PM #

    It looks soooo beautiful and cosily festive in your home!! Have a fabulous Christmas!!
    Meg xx

  14. GoldenTouch 25/12/2009 at 7:06 PM #

    Oh wow…you won’t be bothered if I just turn up on your doorstep to live there will you?!

    Happy Christmas lovely xxxx

  15. Eliana Tomas 31/12/2009 at 10:52 AM #

    Zoe,
    Happy 2010. All your wishes to come true.
    It’s been a pleasure to blog with you 🙂
    Kisskiss

  16. Janne 06/01/2010 at 2:02 PM #

    A bit late seeing this post, but I have to comment on how lovely it all looks! I think I want your flat.

    Oh, and a happy new year to you too!

  17. amymajken 06/01/2010 at 10:02 PM #

    I’m sorry I’m so far behind on everything but I love your flat! It looks great with the mirrors and the chair. All your festive decorations are great too. Hope you had a great holiday and new years.

  18. ourdomesticbliss 07/01/2010 at 9:10 AM #

    Your house is so beautiful, I love it. Especially all your amazing chairs and cushions, fabric heaven!

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