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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Our 2014 Christmas Decorations + Merry Christmas Eve!

So I kind of failed at blogmas this year. Although I had the time (which I was surprised about, but it's amazing what I can get done when I put my mind to it) I guess it was the inspiration I was missing. The words just wouldn't flow & I took it as a sign to take a break. There are a whole list of posts in my drafts folder but I can always revisit them sometime soon.

The last few days have been wonderful. It's so nice having some downtime with my family and I'm very much looking forward to demolishing the mountain of cheese in the fridge. (I may have made a start already!) A couple of hours have been spent tweaking my layout here so that it feels much more homely & I finally got around to taking some new pictures that actually look like me for my 'about' page.

Apart from listening to a lot of Hozier on Spotify & burning my way through my second Candy Cane Lane candle (can't get enough of that scent!), not much else has been going on. And it has been perfect. Mark and I picked out our 2014 Christmas ornaments and I thought I'd share them here, mostly so I can look back and remember which year they're for. Maybe I should find a sharpie and write the year on them somewhere?



They're from my favourite homeware shop of the moment, Rockett St George. I was making an order for some Christmas gifts and we thought we should definitely take advantage of their decoration sale. The mini tree in the tiny mason jar is just about the cutest thing I've seen in a long time and there was something about the simplicity of the red berries in a clear ball that drew me in. They're both lovely and fit with our eclectic collection of decorations perfectly. I really recommend Rockett St George, their delivery is a little pricey but it's very quick and everything is always so securely packaged. (Not sponsored or gifted or anything, I just genuinely think they're wonderful!)

There are only a few more hours before I can finally take a peek at the mysterious gift that's sitting under the tree with my name on it. I may be 25 and a half, but I've really wanted to peek inside for over a week now. And that's the funny thing about being an adult I guess, I could have already opened it and no one would tell me off but really, the anticipation is one of the best parts. And you know, someone has taken the time to pick something out for me & wrap it up, it's the least I can do to wait until the day when I'm officially allowed to open it. Makes it extra special.

Anyway, I shan't keep you any longer. Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you have a safe and happy festive few days however you're spending the holidays. Cherish this time with your loved ones, family, friends, pets - whoever makes you happiest. And I'll see you again in a few days.

All my love, 
Jennie 
xoxo


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42 comments:

  1. Lovely! The miniature tree is so sweet. Have a very Merry Christmas Jennie! I hope you have a lovely time <3 xxxx

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    1. Thank you sweet, I hope you did too! xo

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  2. I love your decorations! Have a wonderful time on Christmas, Jennie and eat loads and loads of food! x
    www.meetmeonthebalcony.com

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  3. I love the decorations you've chosen, especially the tree in the jar - so very beautiful!

    I really like the changes you've made to your blog design - it's looking lovely xx

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk | Check out my 100 follower GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thank you lovely lady, you're too kind to me! xo

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  4. Merry Christmas Jennie, hope you have a lovely time!

    Zoe xoxo

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    1. Thank you Zoe, I hope you did too! xo

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you did too! xo

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  6. Merry Christmas and have a beautiful holiday! (And if I can add just one holiday song to ur playlist it would be FaLaLaLaLove Ya by Nikki Lane:))

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  7. Ah, I absolutely love these decorations. And I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! xx

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    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas sweet <3

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  8. Merry Christmas Jennie! hope you all have a wonderful day. About me pics are gorgeous x

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  9. Have a wonderful Christmas Jennie! x

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    1. Thank you so much sweet, I hope you did too! xo

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  10. Merry Christmas Jennie! I hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow :) xx

    Toasty

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  11. Hey, hope you have a lovely Christmas tomorrow first off. Also, you shouldn't feel like you did a bad job of Blogmas. It can be so much pressure to post every day! :) Nobody's perfect hahahaha. :) I love your little decorations. I had a little post on my blog showing my decorations also. :) I'd love it if you checked it out.

    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Aww thank you, you're too kind <3 xo

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  12. Gorgeous photo! And don't stress about Blogmas, least you gave it a go. And Merry Christmas!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  13. The best way to spend the holidays is with your family doing nothing except for eating good food :) MERRY CHRISTMAS! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  14. I had trouble with inspiration too. And I totally get what you mean about the anticipation. This year I am not spending my Christmas with my family, but they sent presents anyway and I placed them under the tree. I didn't peek even if they aren't here to witness that anyway. I had some friends over for Christmas Eve and they couldn't understand how I still had my gifts under the tree. But I just love the excitement of Christmas! I love having trouble to fall asleep because I can't wait to wake up and then I love to wake up and jump under the tree and destroy the wrapping paper (I actually don't destroy the paper because it's so cute and I like to reuse it for other presents.) Merry Christmas, Jennie!!

    Andreea
    Catsfika

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    1. The excitement is so wonderful! Merry Christmas lovely <3 xo

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  15. Ooooh, so tell me, what was your mysterious gift?!

    Merry Christmas,Jennie!
    Laura | elelibee

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    1. It was a beautiful record player <3

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  16. Merry Christmas! Hope you had a wonderful couple of days :)

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    1. Thank you lovely, Merry Christmas! xo

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  17. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, I'd love to see what was waiting for you under the tree! Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful. The Christmas tree in a mason jar is absolutely adorable xx

    www.jessthetics.com

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you did too! xo

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  18. aww i love both ornaments, very cute! i need to find more sources for cute, original ornaments... it's rare here in hong kong, where everything is super commercial and mass produced : ( my boyfriend and i have just started picking out different ornaments each year to build our collection too!

    you did not fail at blogmas at all - yours has been one of my faves to read! thank you for sharing a slice of your christmas with us : )

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Aww that's such a shame, I hope you manage to find some unique ones very soon! Thank you, you're too sweet lovely! xo

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  19. I love your decorations . They have a cute rustic homemade look to them! I hope you have a wonderful new year!

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  20. Omg that decoration is cuteness overload! I hope you had an amazing christmas and I wish you all the best for the new year!

    www.thefunkypath.blogspot.com

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