Thursday, 22 December 2011


Well its christmas time again, and this year is extra special for us as it is mine and my boyfriends first year in our own flat. Obviously we wanted to decorate our place but we were also on a budget.
We decided to go to Ikea and there we got most of our decorations, you can see a selection of their Christmas stock HERE!:

It took us a long time to agree on a tree I like simple minimalist style and i like real trees! however my boyfriend prefers fake (hate the needles falling off of real trees) and likes tinsel and coloured lights and all the rest. Our compromise was to get a fake tree but keep the decorations simple. We purchased our tree on sale at €35 (half price) from Tesco as well as 100 blue LED fairy light for €5.50 (which were then put around the window... this has turned out to be my favorite part of the decorations), and 200 Lv clear fairy lights for the tree at €10.00.
Last minute extras to finish off the decoration of the tree, were a top star and candy canes from the €1.50 shop and two packs of baubles from Penneys (from €1.50-€3.00 for basic baubles):

I also have two extra special decorations from a friend, one is from 2006 when she brought all of our friends small frame decorations, mine is a renideer with a picture of us in it. The other is from this year which she made herself... I think its a lovely way of giving someone a special gift at christmas and even better than giving out the dreaded xmas cards. People always apreciate the thought and effort of home made gifts:

Our finished decorating:

Here's a song to get you all in the Christmas mood!!


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