Now that it's officially November, I can finally allow myself to get excited about Christmassss! I actually started my Christmas shopping in August.. Oops. But now, the real shopping can begin!
So this year I've already decided that we're having two trees - Grant thinks I'm mad "we don't need two trees" - well sir, yes we do. Don't you hate just decorating one room and then when you leave the room it's like Christmas disappeared? Nope, two trees it is. We actually have a tradition where we only buy two tree decorations per year; one each. The idea is that when we have kids we can do this with them and watch our tree grow like crazy every year. Each decoration will a be a kind-of memory for that year, and I suppose in the end, it will tell a bit of a story.
But for our second tree, it means I get to go Christmas-dec shopping crazy, and maybe even give this tree a bit of a 'theme'. But obviously, I'd like to do this without breaking the bank. So I'm sharing with you, a website I had honestly no idea existed, but am beyond overjoyed to have discovered - The Christmas Boutique! As the name suggests, it's a whole online shop dedicated to Christmas! What could be better? It's not even just for Christmas, you can order all year round and satisfy your summer-christmas-cravings.. Or perhaps just lighten the money-load for the coming Christmas season by purchasing early. It's also super affordable (right up my street!) and there's free delivery too! I was sent a few goodies to check out, and I cannot wait to get these up in a few weeks!
I was really pleasantly surprised by these tree decorations; not only are they really affordable, but also really good quality! Those reindeer's are just stunning - my camera simply does not do their sparkly fabulousness justice! And I love the simple elegance of the stars, I think they all work really well together. I also love the fact they're pre-tied ready for hanging on the tree too! I don't have a Christmas tree to show them on (yet) so I used my garden as a bit of a prop.
I was also sent this draught-excluder. Honestly, this wouldn't work in our house as my dogs (OK, just the puppy) would chew it to pieces, so instead I would use this as a window decoration. It fits perfectly in this spot in our conservatory, and I would personally dress him up with some fairy lights too. I also think he would also look pretty cool facing outwards of a window as well which I'll probably try out as well. He's a bit of fun really, I'm loving him!
Finally, a candle decoration - this one's pretty good as you can bend the bottom part into an arrangement you're happy with. I think it'd make a nice stocking filler gift as well. I couldn't see whether it had a particular smell to it, but if it did I couldn't smell it, so I think it's more a decor-type candle. This will be featuring on our fireplace I think..