Fa la la la la!



After Sunday morning’s tree buying adventure, we brought this little beauty home to brighten up our living room for the next few weeks. We reminisced about this time last year when we managed to cram a six foot Christmas tree into my tiny Fiat 500, since Jason was driving what was more or less a go-kart at the time and we had no other way of getting the tree home. Now Jason has a beefcake of a car, and so my little 500 got to stay pine needle-free. Which is good luck, since I had it valeted the other day and am trying desperately to keep it clean as long as possible. That Stinking Dog is not helping the situation…

Anyway, this isn’t a post about cars, it’s a post about TREES! One particular tree in fact! Oh and also, new lights. Two of our sets of tree lights last year went out even before Christmas day, and so this year we invested in a couple of fancier sets. Also, candle bulbs all the way, right?

I put a set of our spare lights up in our kitchen along the tops of the cabinets, and is looks so joyfully festive it makes my heart ache. And guess what? Jason likes it! AND I’ve managed to convince him that they should stay up year round, to make our kitchen feel permanently cosy! I never in a million years thought he’d go for a 365-days-a-year-fairy-light situation, but it’s happening and I’m full of joy.

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^^ I had a go at a little DIY I saw on Pinterest that shows you how to make stencils for your camera lens to turn all lights star/tree/heart shaped, and it really works! Look! Christmas tree-shaped lights on our Christmas tree! ^^


^^ We always drink mulled apple cider whilst decorating our tree. It’s tradition. ^^

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And there she is! We’re biased, but we think she’s a beauty.

Merry Christmas!

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  • http://www.worthwakingupfor.co.uk Charlotte Miller

    She is an absolute beauty!! I love the ornaments, very chic Xx http://www.worthwakingupfor.co.uk

  • http://wantingtobeadomesticgoddess.blogspot.co.uk Denise M

    Your tree looks lovely :)! The stencil idea for your camera lens really works too. When we picked up our Christmas Tree, the seller told us to use Coca Cola instead of water as this feeds the tree. This has also prevented our cat from drinking the tree water like he normally does! Hope you have a lovely Christmas :) xx

  • http://greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk Petrina

    You tree is stunning, i need to put mine up!


  • http://little-lottie-loves.blogspot.co.uk/ Lottie

    Pretty Tree!!!
    Mines up, I just need to take some pictures!
    I’m working on the whole I want fairy lights up all year thing at the moment :)

    Lottie xxx

  • http://www.chambrayandcurls.blogspot.com laura

    Oh your tree looks so lovely! It looks so fresh and pretty. And this set of photos has made me miss my young man ever so much. He’s back with his family in Cyprus for Christmas and I am missing getting ready for christmas with him ever so badly. Going to have to look over to my last year’s christmas posts and snivel into a hankie :) One advantage at least is that I can smother the house in fairy lights without any raised eyebrows!

    Chambray & Curls

  • http://9liveslondon.blogspot.co.uk/ Cat

    So so pretty and festive!! I love it, my house is slowly being taken over my fairy lights x

  • TWbyHD

    I love this :) can you make tutorial on how to make bokeh stencils ? :) ❇♥ Blog written by two friends: http://teenagewastelandbyhd.blogspot.com/ ♥❇

    • Rosie

      Sure! I’ll try and get something put together in time for Christmas :)

  • Grace

    Where did you get those candle bulb lights??? all I could find was LEDs when I was shopping last year – so not big enough :(


    • Rosie

      We found candle bulbs in a nearby garden centre, though there were hardly any in comparison with the amount of LEDs available! I way prefer them, like you say, LEDs are too tiny!

  • http://ladyfaceblog.blogspot.com Becca

    Oh your tree is so pretty! I love the photos you made with the stencil! I gotta try that sometime!

    Ladyface Blog

  • http://www.honey-loaf.com Emily

    Such a pretty tree! and lovely photos, as well!! x

  • http://www.coquetin.blogspot.com Hannah

    How pretty! I love your coat and boots: where are they from? xx

    • Rosie

      Thanks! My coat is from Topshop (found in the sale about 7 years ago!) and my boots are from Dune, and were a hand-me-down from my Mum :)

  • http://ofsounds.blogspot.com Sara

    Oooh all these post about everyone decorating their Christmas trees is making me so excited for ours! We usually get a pretty big one, though, and our parents make us wait until the 18th or 19th to get it.
    Yours looks so sweet! Also, I agree that fairy lights year-round makes everything much cozier :)

  • http://www.earthlyluster.com Anna

    So cute!! It’s all so Christmassy at your place already! I love those stencils you made for your camera btw. I always have this looong list of DIY things I want to make for Christmas and hardly any of it materializes. And if it does it’s usually just days before Christmas Eve!

  • http://cristisland.blogspot.com Cristi

    Lovely pictures! I wish I was a little bit more talented with the camera to do those tricks. Yes, that is a beautiful tree. But I love every kind of Christmas tree haha Have a happy holidays!

  • http://www.jesscaedmunds.com Jessica edmunds

    Ah ma gawd you two are so perfect for each other! Haven’t had mulled apple cider before, sounds yummy! X

  • http://www.easylittletiger.com amanda

    Ohhhh I love those ornaments!!

  • http://cocoandmingo.com Jessica (Coco/Mingo)

    Aww look at you cutie pie!! Love your tree!! And that’s so cool how you got the lights to look like little trees! I need to look into that! xo

  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk Angela

    What a beautiful and sophisticated tree, Rosie! I love the ribbon instead of tinsel–it really works!

  • http://imeowlife.blogspot.com Dixx

    whaaa :( I want a real tree too!! the decorations are really pretty!

    imeowlife. ,Dixx

  • http://dearyouloveem.blogspot.com Em

    oh Rosie! you two are absolutely adorable and congratulations on convincing him to have the fairy lights all year round! I am still trying to persuade my main man to let me but apparently the electricity bill is more important (you can see who is the more practical one in our relationship huh!) <3

  • http://Www.everywordhandwritten.co.uk Rosie

    Aw I think it’s pretty perfect :) x

  • http://www.sallytangle.blogspot.com sally

    You two beautiful people melt my heart!! put you in a post with an incredibly beautiful tree and you are KILLING me!! Such a lovely post Mrs. If you want to have a peep at a much smaller pretty tree then head over to my latest post. please take into account that we live in an attic lol. And sometimes the best things come in the littlest packages…usually except for xmas trees tbh BUT Trevor the tiny tree is a gem xxxxx

  • http://missenchanting.blogspot.co.uk/ Katie Albury

    Love it! Your decorations are so cute!

    Katie x

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