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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Deck The Halls

One of the aspects I love about Christmas is revisiting the "old" and seeing it with new, delighted eyes.  By that, I mean the ceremony of unpacking old, beloved decorations and, with the appropriate gravitas, arranging and rearranging them.  There is something magical about pulling aside layers of tissue and then unveiling a treasure trove of glitter and sparkle, especially at this time of year.



And I must declare an overwhelming fondness for jingle bells at any time of the year.



Of course, displaying little vintage wooden toys is perfectly acceptable at Christmas time, even if one is well beyond the age when whirling toys brought hours of amusement.  Admittedly, they still do.



Even though the days are shorter now and darkness falls swiftly, there is a delight in turning on twinkling lights and watching the reflected glow.



House and home is transformed into a winter wonderland.



All that is needed now is the company of loved ones.






16 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such pretty decorations! I love the lights of Christmas...magical!

Karen said...

Your decorations are so pretty, the snow globe skaters is really beautiful. Thanks for visiting!

Sue said...

It is fun to see what is hidden within the confines of tissue and bubble wrap, isn't it? You forget what special things are wrapped away every year... Your globe of skaters is beautiful! Thank you for visiting, Chloe. :-)
~ Sue

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

I really like that you mixed the gold and silver in the wreath...it all looks simplistically lovely! xo

Shirley said...

Oh yes, I love bell's all year too. Your decorations are beautiful..I'm now following you, maybe you will follow me and we can be on top of our wonderful decorations...have a wonderful day,
Shirley

Susan said...

Lovely photos - I'm fond of jingle bells, too, and put them on our dining room chairs this season.
Thanks for sharing,
Susan

Barb said...

So simple and beautiful!

The French Hutch said...

Your decorations are beautiful. I am just like you, unpacking old treasures and placing in just the right place is something I love to do. I love your reindeer candleholders and jingle bells. Enjoy your holidays.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Simone said...

I also love unpacking my decorations and rediscovering old favourites! Your little globe is so unique and delightful!

Sherry said...

Very nice. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty and festive! Love the reindeer! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Babs said...

I always love the memories associated with our Christmas decorations and love unwrapping them each year. Your reindeer and advent pyramid are very pretty. I'm a new follower.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

And I love your reindeer! Happy Holidays! Pat

Jann Olson said...

Never too old for twinkling lights and jingle bells. Love it all!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the jingle bells, always a happy sound any time of the year. Thanks for stopping by Laura

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I love jingle bells too! Pretty decorations!

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