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I made this wreath last year using a bamboo wreath with tinsle, small rope baubles, ribbon and fake poinsettias.
Master 8 did most of the decorating this year. I think he did a really great job. These paper chains were made by him last Christmas and have lasted pretty well!
As you can see we still haven't finished painting!
My Mum has made us all a beautiful Christmas Stocking over the years and I must say I love the traditional colours of Christmas. She also made our Advent Calendar which we fill with lollies and each one has a special trinket to put up after the box has been opened.
Each stocking is personalised with things we love!
I love Bumble Bees so mine has a bumble bee button on it!
I do love home made decorations, mostly made by our two boys at school!
The Santa candle, I have had since I was a child and, it lovingly, comes out every year.
I really think Master 8 did a great job of the tree, don't you?
It looks wonderful at night with the lights on too.
Hubs bought the two little houses (top left) a few months ago, he never does anything like that! He was going to buy just one, when I said, 'If you are going to buy one you may as well buy two!" I think we will add to the collection every year.
And, most importantly, the Nativity.
We have two at our place, a really great Playmobile one which the kids love and a very special wooden one my Dad made for us.
I am looking forward to having a look around other people's homes today, I hope you will play along with us!
Stay tuned for a little suprise too......