In case you hadn't noticed, 'tis the season to be jolly and therefore time to deck the halls with boughs of holly.
I'll be going to pillage holly from the heath forthwith, but as I'm hosting Christmas this year I need to get festive. I've just snapped up these gorgeous snowflake garlands from Lobster and Swan. And Wee Birdy reminded me of these vintage fifties glass ornaments: my absolute favourites. (Wee Birdy tells you where to buy them, along with other genius Christmas shopping tips.) I'm also going to get a beautiful wreath from my friend Gypsy Rose's pop-up flower shop, which she's running every weekend until Christmas from her London cab at the Bluebird - how cool?
With some fallen branches gathered from the heath, I think that will be me done. I'd love a tree and some twinkling lights, but the kittens would destroy them. The kittens will be wearing bells, though, as they're going outside for the first time soon. Are miniature Christmas hats a step too far?
[Pictures from Lobster and Swan, Wee Birdy and Gypsy Rose Writes.]