First, I’ll give you a bit of a sneak preview of my Christmas tree.  I was a little hungover yesterday but when W suggested we take down the tree from the loft and just decorate it rather than tackling the entire living room and dining room as I normally do, I acquiesced despite my fragile condition.  And I’m so glad I did because it’s really put me in the Christmas spirit especially as I watched The Muppet Christmas Carol while doing it.  The only thing I was missing was an eggnog!  Ahh, there’s always next weekend.

I decided to do a Christmas theme of turquoise, black, white and gold with a bit of leopard print thrown in for good measure which was part of my theme last year and that I loved.

I’ve got a few new baubles including a couple of these adorable Japanese baubles from John Lewis that I absolutely love.  They make me smile whenever I look at their cute little faces!

You may have also spotted these cute black and white chevron baubles that I got from B&Q.

I also picked up a few of these cute stripey baubles while I was there.

The full reveal will be coming once the rest of the place is fully decorated!

Now, I’ve had my little artificial tree for a good few years now (I think around 8 years!) and I’m thinking it may be the last year for it as it’s starting to get a bit straggly.   So I thought this year I would have a look at other trees to see what I could consider for next year.  Always planning ahead me!!

I’ve been considering a white pre-lit Christmas tree.  I don’t know if W will let me go for a white tree – he’s a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas but perhaps I can sway him with a few of these gorgeous images?


I absolutely love the way all the ornaments just pop against the white background and I figure if you are going to go fake, you might as well just embrace it!  My darker baubles just get a bit lost against the deep green of my current tree so this really appeals to me.

Would you consider a white Christmas tree?  Are you a die hard real tree lover?  Or do you prefer something a bit more pretty like a pink tree (which I love as well but I know W would DEFINITELY not go for that!)…

A girl can dream though…


I also wanted to announce the winner of the £30 Voucher from Ask Her Friends!

Congratulations to Sandie Lord!  

Thanks to everyone to entered and I do hope you had a good snoop around the website – there are so many great partners and loads and loads of gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?

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