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Nostalic Christmas Decorations

I’ve spent the day getting Christmas sorted – the goose and other meats ordered, the presents bought and wrapped, the cards written and posted. I set myself a tough goal and I got through a surprisingly large number of the items on my to do list, but not everything.

Tomorrow we are buying the tree and I had hoped to root out all the decorations in the cellar. But time just hasn’t allowed for that. I had to tick off other equally important items like listening to Micheal Buble’s  Christmas album and drinking mulled wine while revising my list. 

We have a big selection of decorations that has been built up over the years – Newbridge silver gifts, blue and white ceramic baubles from a trip to Amsterdam, Villeroy and Boch glass mistletoe pendants, as well as several pieces from Christmas markets. 

This weekend, the collection was added to with a couple of lovely nostalgic pieces from the Christmas market in Regensburg, Bavaria. My dad was visiting and treated his older two grandsons to their choice of decoration each from a stall with a huge and varied selection of nostalgic decorations.

Number One chose a cute little squirrel while Number Two chose about five different things before settling on an igloo. 

I love that they didn’t go straight for the snowmen or Santas. And I’m relieved that they didn’t opt for the fire engines or police cars. 

I was so busy taking it all in, I completely neglected to buy anything for myself. I did put my eye on this gorgeous deer, although he is rather large for hanging on a tree. 

Just look at the colours! Not to everyone’s taste, I imagine, but they are so vibrant and eye-catching, aren’t they? 

They remind me of the delicate baubles my parents had when I was very small. One would always break, either being hung or being taken down on Little Christmas. Fingers crossed the squirrel and the igloo with survive a few Christmases!

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9 thoughts on “Nostalic Christmas Decorations

  1. I love those last two photos – bright, vintage, baubles are my favourite and I love to have a jumble of colours on my tree. And what beautiful choices your boys made! We bought our tree yesterday and it currently relaxing and settling before we decorate it later this week! #HomeEtc

  2. Love the decorations – very colourful and vintage ones are so interesting and very chic. Happy Christmas, thanks SO for linking up so much this year, it has been great to meet you. I hope you all have a superb festive period xx


    Jess xx

  3. Thanks Jess. I was drawn to the bright colours as soon as I spotted them.
    THANK YOU so much for conceiving of and hosting this brilliant linky. I really enjoy it. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas in your new home.

  4. Such beautiful decorations, I think it's lovely to have a mix of old and new! We've decided not to get a tree this year (bah humbug!) since we've had a few unexpected and very hefty bills rocking up in the last couple of weeks and trees here are so expensive, but I'll still dig out the baubles and do a bit of alternative decorating instead X #HomeEtc

  5. Happy new year lovely! I cannot BELIEVE I totally forgot to do all my comments for the last #HomeEtc. So much was going on just before Christmas but that's no excuse!! Am so naughty!! AND sorry!!!

    These decorations are gorgeous. Our tree has a mix of old and new — this year my mum gave me all my Granny's vintage decorations too, so next Christmas' tree will have even more thrown at it! I can't stop looking at those last two photos — they are so reminiscent of the decorations I remember as a child. They look like sweets!

    Looking forward to starting another year of #HomeEtc tomorrow — I hope that you'll come and join us xxx

  6. Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment Lins. I know I read it at the time and was sure I replied. But maybe I tweeted you? Anyway, thanks for the comment and I hope you came up with a clever tree alternative!

  7. Oh dear, oh dear. Caro, how could you? Nah, seriously, no problem. We all had a lot going on in the run up to Christmas. Thanks for popping by. I wasn't able to link up this week but I'll be back next week for sure.

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