Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christmas Tour!

I am bit late to the mega party that is the Christmas Tour of Homes as hosted by the Nester!  I mean, for goodness sake, there are almost a thousand other bloggers before me – all showing off their wonderful Christmassy homes!!

So, here is my seasonal offering…

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Of course the tree takes pride of place – I kinda just chuck everything at it and hope that it works well – the trouble is that a Christmas tree in full regalia just never ever seems to photograph very well (as I am sure that you all know already!!)  No flash and it’s too dark, use flash and the lights vanish as you can see in the photograph below…

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I also have this rather funky Father Christmas – I think that he looks great, although he wobbles a great deal if the table is knocked because he has one of the springie things inside him – and he wobbles a LOT!!

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Candles sometimes seem to take over my home, and Christmas time is certainly no exception as I have two tealight holders that, of course, don’t photograph all that brilliantly…

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And I thought that I would have some fun with some baubles and a trio of candles – this takes pride of place on my coffee table and I think that it pulls the whole thing together quite nicely!!

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So, there you go – that is my tour of Christmas in my home!!  I do have a lovely stained glasses (sorta thing) Christmas wreath that I normally hang on the door to the lounge, but I can’t seem to find it – it must be buried in the attic somewhere!!

Anyway, if you would like to see more Christmas decorations and see what other people have hanging in their homes, just click on the banner below!  I promise you’ll have fun – perhaps you’ll even join in!?

CToH125

12 comments:

The Burners said...

I love your decorations and decorative tree! Candles overtake my home at Christmas too...nothing more cozy than glowing candles and a cup of hot chocolate. Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Juniper said...

The candles nested in Christmas balls is my fave!

Sunny said...

I will have to live vicariously through you, seeing as though I get a massive FAIL in the Christmas decorating this year. :( But your house looks beautiful!

I am not on twitter (I know, TREY uncool) but I'm glad you appreciated the fordshireglenham comment. I would love to visit England one day, it seems like such an awesome place. And can't beat that dry humor. :)

Mrs. Spit said...

Very lovely!

Cha Cha said...

Love the candles, your home is lovely. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Bonita said...

Very pretty! I especially like the candles centerpiece on the coffe table.

Alice Teh said...

Lovely! Here's an advance wish for you: Blessed Christmas!

jelly said...

love the candle and xmas ball photo!

Angie said...

Love the trio of candles with the baubles ... and yes I do know exactly what you mean about photographing Xmas trees

Literary Feline said...

Thank you for the tour, Sam! Your tree looks so beautiful. I love your funky Father Christmas. LOL

Reluctant Blogger said...

Have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year!

l1zblog said...

Yes I find too, that it can be hard when taking a photo of the Christmas tree.

I love your idea with the Christmas baubels around the candels.