I didn't restrict myself to just a Christmas tree this year. I've also decorated several spots around the house including this shelf in the kitchen. It's difficult to photograph because this room only gets a little bit of early morning sunshine coming through the back door, or else in the late afternoon it beams right through the windows you can see here. I tried my best with the early morning light...
The string of beaded lights is battery powered so it's easy to drape over a shelf.
I used flower frogs to display some Christmas postcards.
The tall green tree has a white organza ribbon at the top. It's disappeared into the background here...
Displaying baubles in a glass is a good way to add a pop of colour.
I'd love a proper Christmas village! For now I'm using my little houses and some bottlebrush trees that I need to glitter or paint or something.
This is the window overlooking my garden. I painted a branch white and suspended it upside down by a ribbon.
These are some handmade ornaments I received in swaps.
I love my decorated kitchen this year. All the extra Christmas cooking is much more bearable with pretty things to look at! Have your decorated your kitchen?