The halls are decked, ‘berry style

Christmas has finally settled in our home and we’re on the cusp of enjoying the holidays. I decorated for Christmas back in November for the Sunday Times supplement, and even though our tree’s been up for almost a month, I’m still really happy with it and don’t want to tear it down! Yay! Yet. Maybe because it’s not in our line of sight but behind us when we’re on the couch. It seems a bit anti-social of us, but it’s nice to have the holiday focus evenly dispersed throughout our apartment this year. 
This Christmas I kept it relatively straight forward with the decorations; tree, mantle and a couple of alternative decorations here and there. 

I only got around to properly decorating our mantle this week as last week I basically had the plague and was house-bound for 6 days. That seriously cut into my holiday prep time, but I managed to make up for lost time this week. I picked up this garland from Dunnes Stores and it’s the absolute perfect length for the shelf over our tv. I personalised it by adding some upcycled baubles and a heap of lights. 

Other than that, I took a rather lazy approach to the rest of the decorations. I just hung shit up. 

My favourite being husband’s Christmas sweater and the Star Wars advent calendar that hangs next to his side of the bed. Because let’s face it, no matter what age, all men are basically children. 

We have almost all of our Christmas shopping done and dusted. It just needs to be wrapped, and I love wrapping presents. And let’s be honest, I’m totally one of those people who carefully unwraps presents too. Recycler 4 lyfe. 

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all have a relatively stress-free weekend before the holidays, and remember, it’s called the Christmas season, so chillax and treat yourself. That’s an order 🙂 xx A

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  1. December 19, 2014 / 14:09

    The sweater!! Amazing 'Home Alone/Dirty Faces' reference. I do the same thing – decorate with unconventional items. Love it, looks great! Bill looks fab surrounded by Christmas.

    • December 20, 2014 / 12:15

      I adore that sweater / Home Alone / Dirty Faces and all its black and white. I actually bought it dirt cheap from a Christmas stall in Dublin last year! I don't care because (I think) it's awesome.

  2. December 20, 2014 / 12:25

    Your mantel looks gorgeous, so Christmassy and glowy! That jumper made me laugh – brilliant!
    Sorry you've been unwell – sounds like a nasty one. Glad you're up and about again, though. Get yourself a glass of your knock-off Baileys!
    Maria xx

    • December 20, 2014 / 14:28

      You're such a bad influence, Miles. I'll take that as an order! Hahaha xx A