Barry and I have been talking this week about Christmas decorations. For a few years now, we’ve hauled the same stuff from under the bed to go on the tree, and that stuff is all red and silver. Barry tried to put a red and blue bauble on the tree that someone had given us and (in my humble opinion) it stood out like a sore thumb. It’s now mysteriously disappeared.
Which is better, coordinated colours or a festive free-for-all? Growing up, my family’s tree was a mish-mash of various inherited baubles, balding tinsel and lights that you had to test every year, along with an artistic sprinkling of lametta at the end by my Dad. I do think that makes for a welcoming tree, but it’s not like I’ve inherited any of these decorations, so we had to settle for Ikea’s finest.
I have been inspired by a blog for next year though – Jen from A Little Bird Told Me bought some hand-painted baubles from eBay and some ribbon and her tree looks amazing! I think this may be the way to go next year (which, by then, our baby will be able to pull over herself, no doubt!).
Hope everyone has a very merry Christmas!