Tomorrow is the start of December, and I am itching to start decorating the house. All the family will be home for the holidays, and much of my pleasure is in the anticipation of them arriving, and the enjoyment of making the house feel welcoming and christmassy.
Yesterday evening we invited friends for dinner, so I gave my mantel decoration a trial run and hung fresh greenery, with candles and oversized mercury balls.
In the fall I had slipcovered an armchair in lilac linen, so I thought I’d bring a little of that colour into my decorations.
I love the way that candles look twice as bright in front of a mirror…. Before you ask, no, we did not need to call out the fire brigade, but yes, I know there is a risk factor here … but it is still pretty.
I am joining up with the Cedar Hill Farmhouse French Country design event for this post, so if you want to go and see what the others are doing then follow these links.