Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Its Wednesday already now where has the rest of the week gone already. Just over a week now ladies till the big day. Have you all been good and will santa be visiting you? Well i have taken some more photos of our decorations to share with you.
The first photos is our tree in the conservatory. This year has been a bit stressful and we have not decorated up as much as we would normally do. We only have a tree and snowman in the conservatory this year, but i have big plans for next year!!
To begin with i was not sure about the black and white tree, but when we put it up last year (we had it in the hallway last year) i was thrilled with it. It is my favourite tree. All the decorations came from the Wyevale sale the year before for a real giveaway price, the angels were all 50p each even the large ones, what a bargain!!

This is the tree in the lounge, this is what it looks like in the daylight. I have to say it does really look better in the dark, this tree is nearly 10 years old, but it has a few years of life left in it (according to my dear hubby). I would love a new tree nexst year, but will have to start saving. Last year we decided against this one and brought a smaller tree, but David insisted on the big one this year, and he is the one who is always moaning about christmas. I think secretly he does love it, just likes to moan and make us feel miserable about it, bless him!

This is proof he likes christmas more than he cares to admit. I couldn't be bothered to do the hallway display, as you know i havn't had much enthusiasm for christmas this year, but no hubby insisted and set to work on it himself. I have to admit i was impressd with his efforts. We usually have much more snow, lights and a tree, but the kids are thrilled with it.

Then finally the fireplace in the lounge, again done by my dear hubby. I have to say maybe i should leave it all to him next year.

Some of you will know that christmas has been slightly overshadowed for me this year due to things that have been going on in my personal life. I usually adore christmas. This year its been one more thing to worry about.

I have been very behind with all the preparations this year, but i do think im nearly there now. I have to say i have had so many kind words from fellow bloggers and that has kept me going so thank you to each and every one of you who has helped to spur me on.

I will be rewarding you all with some blog candy up for grabs. I am putting it together today, and will post it hopefully later this evening. I had planned on getting it out to the winner before christmas, but i feel doubtful about this now. I may actually run it until Christmas Eve and then post it as soon as the post office opens again.

Well today i am hoping to finish my christmas shopping, will speak to you all again very soon.

Have a good day, hugs Linda x


nessy said...

oh linda your photos are amazing ~just love all your decs and trees ~i now feel in the mood for xmas!!
thankyou for sharing with us
vanessa xx

Kim Piggott said...

Linda wow just fabulous I love those trees they look so gorgeous.
Your hubby's wonderful creative flair look just brilliant. So sorry you have been having worrys I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank's so much for sharing your wonderful Christmas cheer!
kim xxx

Sandra said...

Hi Linda,your decorations are gorgeous,such beautiful tree's and your hall looks amazing,well done hubby.
I know how you feel about Christmas being over shadowed,this year as been a bad year for me too,alot of personal things have happened/are still going on and to be honest i'm not really feeling very Christmassy this year.
Anyway "Happy Christmas"to you and your family,
Take care
Sandra x

Sue said...

Linda, i love your decoraations,they have really cheered me up looking at them,especially love the big tree,ya got have a big tree well thats what my hubby says,are is bloomin massive glad everything is nearly all done,so now you can sit back,relax and enjoy christmas with your lovely family :-)


Dawny P said...

Well Linda, how festive does it all look!!! Your trees look gorgeous and check out your creative hubby eh!!! I think a lot of people are finding it hard this year. Our village is usually awash with lights etc but there are not as many. And I usually decorate everywhere - even the loo, I kid you not. But this year we have just stuck to 3 rooms. Well thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas chick xxxxx

Jilli said...

Linda you have such gorgeous decorations. I think you might like to consider hiring your hubby out next year ... I love what he's done! Sorry to hear you're not in the Christmas mood, but I do hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year! Jillix

Emma said...

Wow Linda...your decorations are amazing. I adore Santa, he looks fantastic.
Hugs Emma x

Diane.W. said...

Brilliant!!! Leave him to it,I say,lol!!! ;O)x

Rach said...

your trees and display are gorgeous Linda, so pretty and festive. hope things look up for you and that you enjoy your christmas with your family. hugs rachxxx

joey said...

Hi Linda, your trees and displays are gorgeous! I do love a christmas tree, I am a bow fanatic! lol, mine is covered in red bows. I know how you feel about christmas this year I usually love it and the excitememnt in me builds and builds but this year has been so different due to everything else. I am sure on christmas morning we will be fine (ish) lol. love

Anesha said...

Wow, your decorations are wonderful. Puts my small tree to shame!
Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Wow Linda your Christmas decorations are beautiful...thanks for sharing them with us.
Wishing you and your family a really Happy Christmas and I hope 2009 is a better year for you. {{hugs}} Debbie x

Heather "Hev" said...

Beautiful decorations Linda :)

Can only imagine ifthis is only a small part of what you normally do.

As long as you have your family around it will be a wonderful day so relax as much as poss and enjoy!

Chris said...

Your decorations are stunning Linda and so great that your Hubby helped with it too, I think you're right to let him get on with it next year too. Sorry to read that you've had a bad time lately and aren't feeling Christmassy. I think this has been a bad one for many of us, I know we've had our share too the last few months, must be something going on int the cosmos. I hope things get better very soon and that you have a peaceful and happy Christmas. Hugs, Chris xxx

Annie said...

Linda you have a fabulously decorated home for Christmas - it puts my poor wee tree to shame. I'll send you some of my new fairy images as soon as I'm well enough to get out and about again, so hope you can wait a while. hugs, annie x

Becky said...

Oh wow Linda! It looks brilliant!! I love how you've decorated your tree and santa on the sofa is genious!!
love Becky xx

6 wacky women said...

Linda, your decorations are so beautiful. I love how you decorated the trees and santa is awesome.

Karen x

Donna said...

Oh wow Linda, I want to move in lol. Your decorations are amazing, like you i have not been feeling very christmasy but after looking at your wonderful display i'm feeling much more festive. Thanks for showing it too us and i'll speak to you shortly (well type to you shortly lol) Take care hun Donna x

Jill said...

wow Linda they all look gorgeous and so christmasy can I come and live at your house? You husband has mande a fantastic job of the decorations hope your feeling better hun and things start to get better for you all hugs Jill xx

Natalie said...

Wow, your tree's look gorgeous.

There is an award for you on my blog.

Natalie x

Allison said...

beautiful tree and decorations, hope you have a godd Christmas

Tasha said...

Linda your home looks amazing - like areal winter wonderland - you have put my efforts or lak of them to shame
Tasha xx

Macpurp said...

what beautiful decorations!!
I love your angels on your tree!

I hope you enjoy Xmas and the stress of it all pass soon .
much love
tina xx

Jill said...

Hi linda me again there something for you over at my blog hugs Jill x

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous decorations Linda, I love all the pink on the middle tree and your hall decorations are fantastic. Thank you so much for the beautiful card. have a good Xmas

Anonymous said...

OMG Linda, your decorations and trees are awesome! Can't believe that your husband does a lot of the decorationg...lucky you!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all good wishes to you and your family for 2009.
Thannks so much for all your sweet comments :-)
Carole x

bubblegum said...

Oh my word Linda - absolutely love your christmas decorations - really fabulous..your OH has done an amzing job. :) :)
Hope you are feeling in more of the christmas spirit is dificult when worries are troubling you....but it is the season to be

Take care


Deb said...

your decorating is beautiful, your DH is very clever, mine leaves it all to me!

Anonymous said...

`Wow Wow Wow` your decorations are beautiful!!!
Sorry to hear things havent been so good this Year...
I do hope you have a
`Merry Christmas` wishes for a better Year next Year...TFS

`thanks` for stopping by my blog glad you did cos now I get to share your beautiful blog..
`Take Care`~X~

Mel said...

Linda, your decorations are fabulous, very festive. I hope you have a Happy Christmas ~ Mel x

Aija said...

Wow, how on earth you have the time to do all this??? Looks so stunning and well designed.
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