Christmas chez Sparkles

I feel I’ve been quiet on the Christmas posts this year on this blog. Please be assured that I am loving Christmas and have been busy making sparkles for my little family.  Some of our decorations have been featured in this year’s Tommy posts.

Last year I wrote about our trees and special decorations and these posts would be pretty similar this year. I do like to add to my decorations each year, you can never have enough sparkle!

 

My purchases this year have included these beautiful hand crafted glass decorations by a local artist. I bought these in a local craft fair and hope to add a few more next year too. These decorations are my sophisticated and tasteful choice.

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As you can see from the other picture I’ve gone quite cuddly too with Santa cushions and plush toys. I do like the reindeer whom I bought from Hobbycraft in order to make free delivery, so really he was a freebie!

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My other notable purchase was the Russian Doll Nativity set from John Lewis which I love. It’s really important for me to remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas and I like the bright fun feel to these decorations reminding us that Christmas is a joyful religious celebration. We have also enjoyed making our own decorations, the button models were simple and look very pretty in the trees.

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My final touches to the house decorations will be some fresh flowers and foliage from the florist this week. Nothing beats the smell and sight of fresh flowers to brighten any room.

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