Have you had a nice weekend?
The season of goodwill, glitter and excess is definitely in full swing around here. Last Saturday, I got up early specifically to nip round to Argos and buy a Christmas tree. I opted for the Majestic Tree (due to the name, obviously) and these Decadence baubles*.
This year's festive decorations appear far more grown up and put-together than previous efforts, because I decided to use a colour scheme. Fancy, eh? Want to guess what it is?
Nope. It's not every-colour-under-the-sun-in-a-massive-headache-inducing-mishmash. It's monochrome. Sophisticated and fancy, eh?
Ok, ok, so our tree still has painted plastic animals on it (Christmas Hippos are totally a thing, right?)
And I've substituted tinsel with a handful of tacky plastic necklaces I already owned...
The branches are topped with polar bear pegs, a present from this year's birthday....
And it also includes a dinosaur or two. Obviously.
But apart from that, it's super sophisticated.
I've even continued the theme with my presents, by wrapping them in a roll of wallpaper (Hawthorn, in charcoal) from Laura Ashley; which I nabbed in a recent sale for a mere £6. I've managed to wrap all of my gifts in just over half of the 10m roll, so I'm intending to make some of these over-sized beauties with the rest (which I've just noticed are from Laura Ashley's blog. Spooky).
I've tried to flex my creative muscles to add a little personalised decoration to each parcel; from Paperchase alphabet badges, to foam letters, colourful ribbons, glittery stickers and playing card tags.
My snowflakes and candy canes didn't make the cut for the tree, because they weren't monochrome enough; but they're still on display on our living room crates, along with my light-up mega bauble from DotComGiftShop. All I need now are some baubles to fill my lamp.
Do you have your tree up yet (if you're having one)? Have you ever had a theme for your Xmas decs?
*I promise this post isn't in collaboration with Argos; it's just local to me and they had a half price sale on!