I’ve been very excited about getting a Christmas tree this year and have been pestering The Boyfriend about when we could buy one. We did some market research last weekend but I wasn’t allowed to actually get one. I was therefore very excited on Thursday when I got a text of an empty tree in the living room. Due to the high ceilings we’ve been able to get a lovely tall one and by the time I got home the lights were on and twinkling.
We’d decided on a red and gold theme but were conscious that we didn’t want to get carried away and spend a fortune. I’d rescued some cinnamon bundles from a work event so we used them and then The Boyfriend’s mum had treated us to some wooden hearts.
We then filled in the gaps with some plain baubles that I’d lovingly spent hours threading and topped it up with some pretty ones that we’d inherited from The Boyfriend’s mum. I absolutely love it…
I’d also dried out some oranges as I didn’t think we’d have enough to fill it but in the end we had loads and I’m not sure The Boyfriend was a huge fan of my DIY attempt.
I’d been hoping for a wreath but was told it would draw too much attention to our tatty front door but I’ve been promised one for next year. I’ll try again with the oranges and put them on there!