seriously, the only thing I was able to focus on the last couple of weeks was getting the manse decorated for the festive season while simultaneously organising a weekend’s worth of festivities for the turning of the big 6-0.
Herewith, today, and two weeks later than usual, the start of the Christmas Tour proper.
and so [ because I wouldn't want to throw you in at the deep end ] we begin, as we often do, in my bedroom:
it’s not hard to Christmassify [ yes, that is so a word ] my room. It’s green and cream and pink with Edwardian furniture, so I’m most of the way there as soon as I pack away a few things.
Change the bedding for a burgundy and green scrap English strippy style quilt containing several decades’ worth of small pieces of Christmas print, and finished in 2012: [ added decorative tissue -on-floor contributed by Bear ]
hang some ‘icicles from the light
arrange a few folksy Saint Nicks.
on the tea trolley that holds the television
add a wee tree decorated with knitting and sewing stuff, buttons, my great grandfather’s fob watch and a few other meaningful bits and bobs,
plus a scrap of hundred year old crazy quilting in lieu of a tree skirt, the whole lot sitting on a shabby vintage chair
Add a vignette on top of great granny’s cedar chest of drawers/ tallboy/ armoire
finish with vintage crochet gloves, ‘crystal’ bead swag,and a mercury glass Father Christmas