Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Lounge Tour.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last few posts, it is such a joy to read them and know that you enjoy what I write.  Today I thought I would take you on a little tour around the Christmas dรฉcor of my home.  The tea is made and there is fresh mincepies and jam tarts in the tin, I have the makings of a hot chocolate if you would prefer.

I am blessed with amazing memories of my childhood Christmas's, there were six of us siblings so we didn't get loads but there was always love and laughter and little traditions.



 
Once I had left home, married and had children of my home we retained some of our traditions and then made some of our own.  Making Christmas, the Christmas we now know.  Although I am sure now that my three daughters have little families of their own there will be new traditions made and added to suit them.
 
I love getting the Christmas decorations out and remembering and reflecting on where each piece came from.  There are so many memories in those boxes, which is why it takes us so long to decorate as we laugh and reflect amidst the odd tear.
 
 
The carol singers always make us smile, they came from my late Mother in Laws home and bring back lots of wonderful memories.  She loved Christmas and ironically died on Christmas Day suddenly with no warning several years ago.
 




 
The windows are decked out with some greenery and fake poinsettias which enhance the beauty of some of the Santa's and Royal Albert plates.
 
We have an eclectic mix of decorations but for me that is what makes it so special.  The love and friendships that have been made over the years and the wonderful places we have visited are highlighted amongst our dรฉcor adding to the charm.
 



 
The tree is always a joy to decorate, although not to everyone's taste this year I went a little crazy with the Santa baubles and a tree topper that explodes from the tree in a burst of colour.  I wanted to please the Grandchildren.  Once again a eclectic mix of baubles filled with memories from Christmas's past.
 






 
Finally for the lounge I want to share my mantel, I know that Amy over at Love Made My Home will enjoy this she did a wonderful monthly post on her mantel display which was enchanting.
 



 
...and of course there needs to be the obligatory side view.  Hope this made your smile Amy.
 
 
 
Love for me makes Christmas so special, special times filled with love spent with family and friends celebrating Gods love for us through the Christmas story.  Hope you enjoyed my little tour as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

35 comments:

  1. It all looks wonderful. I agree, it's the memories wrapped up in each decoration which makes it all so special. I have a mix of all sorts on my tree, new decorations, ones from when we were first married and I've still got others that the kids made when they started school, each one very special in its own way.

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  2. Smile doesn't begin to say it!!! Your home is beautiful and so is your mantel! You are a very talented decorator indeed. I am sure you will enjoy all of your wonderful decorations. Love the side view too of course! Thank you so much for your friendship so appreciated. Hugs! xxx๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

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  3. All your decorations are beautiful !!! Full of joy and good memories !!!Hope you'll make some new this year...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  4. How lovely to have your home so full of decorations with such good memories. I bet the grandchildren love it. x

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  5. Your home looks so cosy and inviting. Your words through your post had me a bit teary. Such beautiful sentiments and your love for your family shines so brightly-x-

    PS. I haven't forgotten the bread sauce recipe-x-

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  6. Fantastic Christmas home decoration I really love it
    Kisses

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  7. you have a beautiful home and I love how you decorated and how your settings have special meanings. I love how our homes have stories.

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  8. It all looks lovely and festive and I'm sure your grandchildren will love (as well as other visitors!). There is something very special about older decorations and the memories they hold.

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  9. It's wonderful finding all those lovely Christmas bits and bobs again with all the memories too.

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  10. I always enjoy seeing how others have decorated their homes for Christmas. Yours is so pretty. Your Royal Albert plate is gorgeous. How sad that your Mother-in-law died on Christmas day.

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  11. I did enjoy the tour, it all looks beautiful xx

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  12. I enjoyed your tour so much! It was lovely to hear some of the stories about your decorations. Cheerful and very happy is how I would describe your home...and I've never even visited in person!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  13. I soooo enjoyed your lovely home tour!
    Your decorations are so festive and hold so many memories.
    That makes them even more special. : )
    Enjoy this wonderful time of year, my friend!

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  14. Everything looks so lovely and festive! I too enjoy using old ornaments and decorations from the past...it's such fun to remember the back stories connected to them. Thank you so much for the tour! Enjoy this blessed time of year! :)

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  15. Your home and decor are beautiful, but most especially cheerful. Visiting brings a smile to all our faces and that is a special gift from you.

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  16. Thank you for the lovely tour of your lounge. It's filled with memories and love. The Royal Albert Christmas plates are beautiful. Some of my decor is designed with the grandchildren in mind, too.

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  17. Lovely tour, you have some beautiful decorations. I love it when there are stories and memories to go with the objects.

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  18. What a lovely tour, you have some lovely decorations and its lovely when you have precious memories to go with them:)

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  19. Such beautiful decorations, it's so lovely how we relive special memories as we unwrap our Christmas pretties every year, the Royal Albert plates are stunning.

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  20. I very much loved you showing us your Christmas decorations! We have similar tastes in things which is fun for me to see yours. Enjoy your happy home. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  21. Thanks so much for welcoming us into your home! I enjoyed the visit and learning more about your life...and traditions old and new ideas mingled together...reminding of loved ones. Precious.

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  22. Fantastic and joyous! I love all those Santas on your tree!
    Lovely of you to share, thank you!

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  23. I love all of the memories associated with my decorations just like you do. I don't love the massive amount of boxes to empty. Thanks for the tour of your beautiful decorations and the stories that accompanied them.

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  24. Everything is so Christmasy and festive and the treats you are offering sound lovely, too! Don't we love to delight the grandchildren. It is why I don't do the tabletop tree anymore, more's the pity. How did your family find joy in Christmas again after such a loss on Christmas Day itself? I'd love to know since it is a problem for so many.

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  25. Your home looks delightfully Christmassy! I love how we each have our own ways of decorating and still so enjoy seeing what our friends have done.

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  26. I have to laugh on your comment about pleasing the grandchildren! My kids are so used to things that they often don't say a word, but the grandkids still appreciate it. So why not do things for those who appreciate it!

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  27. How nice to open up those boxes filled with beautiful decorations linked with sweet memories. All your decorations in your home, the Christmas tree and mantel are so beautiful and colourful. I am sure your grand kids love them especially the santas!

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  28. This is the coziest, most festive post! Love all your decorations :)

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  29. Ah, the sweet memories that Christmas brings :) I feel the same way when I pull out the Christmas ornaments for our tree.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely post, my friend. Your home looks amazing for Christmas. Hugs!

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  30. wow is such amazing! I would love to try and make that on the first picture! :)

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  31. Thank you for letting us have a tour round your home, I love to see how other people do things, I love the poinsettias on the tree xx

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  32. So festive and pretty. Thanks for inviting us to your home.
    Amalia
    xo

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  33. I loved your tour, thank you so much for including us in your decorating.

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  34. Your home looks so cosy and christmasy, I just returned from Egypt and it's hard to get started with Christmas decoration, lol !

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  35. complimenti hai decorato tutto alla perfezione!!!

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