When it comes to Christmas tree decorations, I mostly opt for traditional colours. Red and gold is my favourite combination. I’m not ashamed to admit I’m one of those people who is fussy about their tree and has to get it just right. But, I think it’s important to add a bit of character to it with some more fun and unusual decorations! At a guess, I’m 80% normal baubles and 20% fun stuff.
Even though I normally decorate on the 1st of December, I’m behind this year, and yet to pluck up the courage to face the shed (it’s full of spiders!) So, I’m using some pictures from last year to show off my favourites.
Gum Ball Machine
This is an in joke between myself and Neal. In the not-so-distant past, he put a load of gum balls in his mouth to attempt to make the biggest bubble he could. He did well, right up until it popped all over his face – including his glasses. It was hilarious, even more so given the fact he’s over 30 years old. That is, until we discovered he’d ruined his glasses and had to invest in some new ones. The thought of the whole situation amuses me, so I bought this as a reminder. I don’t think Neal was overly impressed by having to look at it throughout December and be reminded of his embarrassing moment, though.
Hot Air Balloon
I bought a pair of these, simply because I love hot air balloons and they were too pretty to resist!
The only flaw with these two decorations is their length makes them a bit tricky to place. It’s a minor inconvenience in comparison to how much I like them!
I think I picked this one up in The Range, and it looks more expensive than it was. Robins are my favourite birds, and I think this little chap is lovely.
Mini with Christmas Tree
You know when you see something and it’s “so you”? This was one of those moments.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved these cars. The only reason I’ve ever been tempted to drive is at the thought of getting a yellow mini. Sadly, this wasn’t available in yellow, so I accepted the red. It feels like a glimpse into my potential future.
2017 was our first Christmas in our own flat. I never miss an opportunity to celebrate a milestone, so I purchased a personalised decoration for the occasion. It even includes Juno. The only thing missing is our glasses. I was tempted to draw them on, but I was worried it would ruin it!
Not content with her featuring on the aforementioned decoration, I gave her one of her own. She’s never really been one to bother much with the tree, so it seemed only fair to reward her by giving her a space to herself. The glittery frame was £1 from Flying Tiger and, of course, I have plenty of pictures of her to take the spot! It’s peak crazy cat lady, and I’m okay with that.
Lego Christmas Train
To complete the look, we have a Lego Christmas train around the bottom of the tree. We haven’t bought the motor for it so, if we want it to move, we have to push it around ourselves. It looks charming enough as is, though, and was a lot of fun to build.
We usually add candy canes and Christmas crackers, too, and then I admire my handiwork right up until the tree comes down again in January.