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The Ordinary Lovely: Christmas pegboard styling

November's been a somewhat tricky month ever since I became a parent. I want to get all of the Christmas planning out of the way so that I can sit back in December and enjoy the festive season without any stress, worry or need to shop. And yet, it feels way to soon to be singing Jingle Bells, thinking about whether the addition of orange zest will turn my mince pie recipe from good to lip-smackingly gorgeous, and if it's really a winning idea to let my eldest choose another Christmas tree decoration after what happened last December. However, while carols and Christmas films are strictly forbidden until December 1st, and the tree won't make an appearance until around December 20th, I have made a nod to the impending season of champagne, sparkle and sequins by decorating my new pegboard with a festive theme.

Having previously used one of my pegboards for an advent calendar and for a Christmas display, it took me a really long time to decide what to do for this latest Rose & Grey styling challenge. Our pegboards are very much family boards so I always try to display little things that mean something to each of us and something that we've made, too.

In the end, I chose one of my favourite decorations ... a carol singer. He used to have a companion but unfortunately, she didn't survive the journey back from Switzerland. So there he is alone, singing O Little Town of Bethlehem, one of my favourite carols. For the boys, big and small, it's all about the treats, and candy canes go down a storm in our house. They look cute and they taste sweet. The little buckets are just out of reach of tiny hands but I don't think it will be long before one of them realises that they can move a chair to get at them. Our handmade element is the diamond pendants ... they're so simple to make, especially since I recently treated myself to a glue gun, but look really lovely in the varied colours. I'll probably move them to the tree once it's up.

The board is hung in our hallway (which is incredibly dark so please forgive the odd lighting) using a command hook. Providing you don't want to peg anything too heavy to your board, it's the perfect way to put one on the wall. The hook doesn't damage your paint/wall if you want to take it down so you can move your board around at your leisure (which I frequently like to do ... so indecisive!).

This is the first of a few festive posts that I have planned between now and mid December. I have some gift ideas to share, a handful of cute crafts, and the most divine chocolate pot recipe that you'll want to dive headfirst in to. I guess this means that it's the start of the countdown to the start of the countdown to Christmas. Jingle Bells!

The Ordinary Lovely: Christmas pegboard styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Christmas pegboard styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Christmas pegboard styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Christmas pegboard styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Christmas pegboard styling