Anyways - I am sure you can get the idea. We embrace the concept of "more is more" and "too much glitter" at Christmas. Here is the main attraction - the tree. Bit like certain attributes of Dolly Parton really - big and fake. (I wrote about the passing of my romance with real trees a few years ago if you are interested.)
It has no theme - just a random collection of stuff we have brought and been given. I try to stick to red, silver and gold but there is lots of other colours creeping in.
Here are some of my favourite decorations this year.
|Pretty Sparkly Shoe|
|Danish Ceramic Egg|
The Farmer and I brought the gladiator and his lady friend in Bath for The Farmchildren earlier this year. The Danish egg is actually an Easter ornament that was a gift from a Danish au pair years ago. I just love it as it reminds me of her and how we all loved her. And the Lego snowman is just cute!
We have also managed to make stylish and minimalist Danish candle holders look wonderfully tacky with some Christmas sparkle.
|Georg Jensen May Not Have Intended This...|
(My brother-in-law and his uber babe Danish girlfriend live in Copenhagen and with all the comings and goings I get lots of gifts - lucky me!)
In our sitting room and hall we have gone with a fluffy, feathery theme.
|White Fluffy Christmas Tree|
|Gorgeous Sparkly Owl|
So there you go - The Farmhouse is all Christmassy and ready to go for December. The only thing left to do is pop the fairy lights up on the patio. (We had planned to do that yesterday but some friends popped in and we drank champagne on the patio instead...much better use of a Sunday afternoon.)