Thursday, 29 November 2012

LIFE: Christmas Round Ours

There's no halt in America between the seasons, Halloween rolls into Thanksgiving, and the days after thanksgiving means the Christmas Trees start appearing in people's homes. Where pop up fireworks were sold for July 4th, they are now selling Christmas trees of all sizes. Be in America and you can stick up your decorations [and get away with it] in November, so we went along with the flow. A lot of our pieces were rehomed from estate sales or brought in sales post Christmas last year - saving the pennies is always relevant whichever the season. 

The cross stitch stocking was actually a piece I rescued from a bag of stock for selling, it was stitched so carefully and neatly yet was unfinished, so with my best stitcher's needle in hang I finished it off and framed it. Not to mention all the Christmas LPs we've rehomed, we even found a vinyl recording of The Muppets and John Denver singing Christmas tunes - score!

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit?   


  1. We saw some Christmas trees up the week before Thanksgiving. I mean, I love Christmas but that's a bit much. My husband hates plastic trees so I have to wait a week or two before we buy a natural tree. I'm trying to figure out where I want to put up my decorations and tree. I've been buying vintage Christmas decor throughout the year so I can't to show them off. :)

    1. We have a fake tree because real ones make the husbands allergies come back badly. Less needles to hoover up everyday this way too lol

    2. Oh I see. Last year I laid flannel backed table cloth under the tree and it made vacuuming a lot easier.

  2. Gorgeous! I love this time of the year, all things sparkly and pretty <3

    Jennie xo |

  3. OOo the cross-stitch stocking looks great! Perfect for Christmas! Love your tree!!

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  4. Your tree is so beautiful! I love getting into the Christmas spirit. I totally agree - saving money by buying early, second-hand or in sale is always the best way xxx

  5. Wow! Your tree looks lovely!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo

  6. Beautiful pictures.
    Love the stocking....good work.
    The tree is awesome.
    Love, Joann

  7. Very pretty and nice work on the stocking :] I am having a tough time getting in to the xmas spirit this year but I am so glad everyone else is excited!!