Look, it’s not my fault that I’m feeling christmassy.
I’ve been forced to watch christmas adverts, read christmas gift idea emails and eat mince pies for almost a month now so it’s bound to start rubbing off eventually. (I’m lying when I say that I’ve been forced to eat mince pies, no one will ever have to to force me to eat mince pies. I do it all on my own. From the minute there start arriving on the shop shelves I start eating them).
And yes, now that you ask I do love Christmas. And christmas decorations. In fact the ‘Turning on of the lights’ ceremony just so happens to be one of my favourite ceremonies. The month long battle of fighting the urge to go out and buy a christmas tree becomes a daily challenge for me from about November 12th onwards. So yesterday I decorated the kitchen shelves in a kind of christmas/not christmas way to try fill the gap of when it is and isn’t okay to start ferociously pinning up snowflakes and angels. I think I may also have subconsciously committed myself to having the pretty lights on instead of the boring everyday kitchen lights on at any waking moment until January.
And yes, I realise it’s still November but actually ever since we put these funky retro christmas lights up in the kitchen last December I just haven’t had it in me to take them down. They’re too damn pretty.
So using some lovely flowers from the photoshoot last monday which were still hanging on in there, a jolly fat buddha that turned up last week, some skull shot glasses for the flowers and other non-chistmas related items I kept it as un-festive possible. For now.
But I plan on slowly but surely adding little christmas trinkets in amongst this lot over then next few weeks until there’s not a nook that goes without a glittery figure of the Virgin Mary or a cocktail glass full of vintage baubles.
Are feeling christmassy yet? Have you got the urge to delve into the loft and spend the afternoon pulling an endless trail of old christmas lights from bags in a similar style to a magician’s pocket scarf trick? And then plugging them in all in one after the other only to find out none of them work. Well you can get these lovely little twinklers from Homebase and they do outside and in – all year round!