Sunday marked the first Sunday of Advent & with a very busy time ahead, I decided our tree should go up at home.
Our tree is usually very traditional with red & gold which shimmers.
This is some of our previous trees -
a simple fresh one
Be there completely at Christmas
Oh deer, the tree is done
I did the advent calendars on Friday to deliver to the girls - somehow it always feels like the start of the festive season when our fabric East of India ones are filled & up. It is a tradition I like at home.
However, last year my mind turned to tartan heather colours which we have in our Dining-room. I bought some decorations, put them away safely & could not find them at all in the garage. I am sure you know the feeling only too well when you put something away so safely you cannot find it.
I stumbled across that elusive box in the summer & just knew that those would be the colours this year. On my outings, I have added some inexpensive baubles & decorations in those colours - such fun finding something a bit different for our tree.
Pretty sparkly butterflies ...
Our tree always has some deer & this year is no different, even if they are brighter colours with curly antlers ...
This is the colour palette that I really love ...
I even found a bright angel in one of the boxes in our loft - she looks lovely ...
How lovely does this look with the lights on? I love the colours as they glisten at night ...
The advent candle will burn every night too as we count down to Christmas.
I love watching the candle burning each night as we prepare food & settle together.
I hope your week is blessed too; thank you for your visit - it is always appreciated!