I'm so excited to be back in the UK for Christmas!
It is our first Christmas here in England as a family & the first time the youngling's have experienced Christmas as a whole. I'm loving hearing Christmas songs on the radio, seeing the street lights, trees & decorations, seeing houses being decorated with lights & displays & getting into the mood with Christmas cards arriving & being sent, present buying but especially decorating our own house for the festivities.
We've always done Christmas back in Tunisia but its always been a very small affair with a few decorations & the kids have only ever had stockings & not the full shebang! The whole vibe is missing over there as it is just another normal day & as much as I've done my best to make it special & enjoy it, it was never the same!
I was lucky in my last years there to find a wonderful English lady living locally called Hayley who set up Delicious Homemade Moments an English catering company. I was able to get a taste of home & ordered mince pies & her amazing Yule Log which really is one of the best I've ever had!
So this year I've been able to embrace the Christmas traditions & get back into the swing of things & I'm loving how magical it really all is!
I decided to go for a Nordic traditional style colour scheme of red & white after being inspired by this table runner in M&Co.
|Christmas Table Runner|
|Shelter Pack of 6 Gingham Stars £1.50|
|M&S Red Bell Tree Decorations £2 each|
|Our First Christmas Tree!|
The pine cones we collected have been used to pimp my Birthday Orchid from Hubby & the kids! The red bowl is a traditional Tunisian cous cous server & I'm so pleased that we decided to buy a red one as it fits into our Christmas colour scheme perfectly!
Even our sofa got decorated with the addition of these red faux fur cushions from BHS for just £5 each! They were on special offer in-store but I can't find them online!
|BHS Faux Fur Cushions £5 each|
|M&Co Festive Hearts £1.50 each|
Can you tell how excited I am?! ;)
What colour scheme have you opted for?