Yet again we have gone with ‘tat’ tree this year, decorated with an assortment of ‘vintage’ tinsel, plastic and glitter. It’s interesting how taste can change, a few years ago my tree had a kind of colourful but matched nature/Scandi feel but now I’m all for bright and garish all the way with plenty of clashes.I guess it’s just an extension of how my general taste has changed. This house was all white with wooden floors (a definite and intended Scandi feel) and although I’ve always liked bright accents of colour, colour is now creeping onto the walls too with bold colours in the kids’ bedrooms and green walls in mine.Some of the old favourites are back, though, including baubles on ‘the dog’.and a knitted Santa that my Gran made and that was always in my room at Christmas when I was a kid.The Pelham puppets are up again in the kitchen…the star lights never actually came down! And some of my really old decorations have gone on a tinsel tree in the kitchen this year.When I think of Christmas I think of the colours of a box of Quality Street, all foil and bright with purples, greens, blues and golds. I guess it’s a childhood nostalgia thing. I recently bought a box of Quality Street to use as props for photos (of the Christmas Stockings) and it sadly reminded me that although I like the wrapper colours I don’t actually like the chocolates inside!So instead, I’m going to think of this bowl of Lindt chocolates bought for me as a gift last weekend….there is an entire Lindt shop in Bluewater – who knew! I just LOVE the colours (and the chocolate) and I have some plans for Shop makes for next season that will definitely be inspired by these.
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awe all that vintage reminds me of my childhood Christmases!!
My gran had a small tinsel tree and some very pretty vintage decorations, this mad me think of her, Happy Christmas. x
Merry Christmas to you dear Beth! Love your beautiful trees as ever, I always think when I read your Christmas posts that Christmas at your place looks perfect 🙂 I too think of quality street with the colours of Christmas as my uncle every year insists we have quality street (its his favourite) so I now associate it with this time of year. We don’t have a tree this year as we’re about to move soon, so I really admire your tree this year 🙂 Can’t wait to see your makes for next year, wishing you a wonderful 2019! Love Safxxx