Over the past couple of weeks, a strange phenomenon has occurred in our house. It’s been most unusual. It started with a cinnamon and winter berry candle placed on the coffee table mid-November. Then came twinkly lights on the gin bar.
I tried to resist. I really, really did. I tried so hard. At first, I managed to avoid the festive chocolate aisle in the local supermarket. Something so bloody difficult when it’s your favourite food group. Then I managed to suppress an excited tingle at the appearance of the first jolly adverts on the TV. I even turned down an invitation to a private Christmas shopping event at one of my favourite shops. Self control or what?!
I was planning to hold off on the festive posts until a little later in the month but my Instagram feed is full of gorgeous photos of people purchasing baubles and twinkly lights so I want to share these cute and colourful decorations with you now in case you're already out and about looking for the perfect bright and fun Christmas pieces. We don't tend to put our tree and decorations up until a couple of days before Christmas Day but I created a temporary winter wonderland just to show you how much fun this collection of family-friendly favourites is ... and all from my local Homebase, too.