Christmas is in deed coming.. I work at a family run farm ,farm shop and gift shop and award winning tea rooms and Christmas as been on our minds for weeks .. we have been taking orders for turkeys and geese etc for weeks, and last week I started decorating the very large building a daunting task as we needed a huge amount of decorations, as I am the " arty one " it fell to me!!we had made a huge mdf ring made and with the help of a builder and the farm lads after i decorated it it was hoisted up into the rafters ,then we added garlands. because of the farm connection we went natural, poinsettias, holly ,pine , berries etc, it took me four days , fueled by mince pies been made by the 100,s in the kitchens, every time i went in the kitchen the smell of Christmas puddings and cake over whelmed me and really made made me feel like Christmas had arrived even though its only November! Idecorated all round the old cart doors now windows in fact if it didn't move I decorated it, all the people who work there ( 30 odd ) kept moving!!!
I also have been making 100,s of hampers and have included some Cath kidston which we sell,
mugs and other pretties made it into some hampers..plus a few chocolate Santa's and walkers violet creams also a few went into my mouth!!! .
But the most exciting development at work was the arrival of two young rain deers, Santa left them with us ,but of course he will need to borrow them back next year as Rudolf and Blixen will be getting old,but not this year as they need to do some growing, they are so sweet and very gentle pair and we have done lots of owing and haring over them.... no names yet, any suggestions?.
But soon they will look like this..
As I have been decorating work I have began to think about decorating my home, i love decorating and have collected X mas decorations over the years , I usually have two tree and huge 9ft artificial tree in the barn/dinning room ( if its finished after my flood, progress so slow)and a smaller real one in the sitting room , but I have turned to American country living for inspiration ,so hear is varied Christmas styles to give me and may be you some ideas...
really like the kitsch santas..
love this traditional room ,but I also love this retro mannequin look erm??
I have bought all the Christmas magazines as they are my favourite of the year,I get so excited ,when the ones I subscribe too drop on the door mat, love country homes and interiors ,homes and antiques great ,but I feel very disloyal saying this ,as i used to be my favourite Christmas mag by a mile, but country living was very disappointed, no real Christmas homes featured and ho I don't know just disappointing, even the cover was,nt the best,so i will leave you wit h a picture from the cover from a couple of years ago, wonder why i love it so much!!! hope you have a great week ,whats left of it and hope I have put you into a Christmas mood, Linda x