I tend not to go too crazy with the Christmas decorations. I like a bit of vintage, a bit of the outdoors and a few things from Christmases past. Of course, this may all change once Joe gets bigger.
Back in the summer I bought some old National Geographic maps (dating back to 1949) from a charity shop for a mere 99 pence each. Bargain!
I've been meaning to do something with them but couldn't bear the thought of cutting them up for craft projects. So this one came out of hiding. Festive. Kind of.
Greenland's on there anyway. So Joe will know where Father Christmas lives.
It looks quite nice under the stairs with my greenery. That's getting a bit crispy actually. I'll replace it this weekend.
I also have a few of these garlands with felt snowflakes. I like the neutral colours. They usually go on the mantelpiece but this year are hanging down from the ceiling.
Truth be told, we have fairy lights on the go all year round in the kitchen. But I brought some into the living room. They cast a nice cosy glow (along with candles).
Other things we've been up to:
Eating comfort food (beetroot risotto; roast root veg with sausages; chicken noodle soup)
Watching Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
And the Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall at Liberty (just me, that one)
Going to bed early
Hiding from the ferocious weather.
Plans for the weekend include baking birthday cakes, travelling to the Midlands for a hearty pub meal with Jay's extended family and attending a party tomorrow afternoon. Tonight I'm writing my Christmas cards out. Easier to give them to people as and when than post them all. And what with the cost of stamps these days etc. etc.
Hope you enjoy your weekend. Keep warm :)