|Leather Drinks Tray, Battery Candles, Tangiers Fairy Lights, Handmade Snowflake Wrapping Paper, Personalised Christmas Sack, Rare breed Sheepskin Rug|
When I was asked by Not On The High Street to choose some items to make a Christmas theme for my home I was really excited...... I love Christmas!!!
My first thought was to Glam it up with plenty of Glitter and shiny baubles but having a partner who doesn't appreciate Christmas I thought I would do Christmas.... but played down.
|Hand Made Wrapping Paper, Personalised Christmas Sack, Rare Bread Sheepskin Rug, Mistletoe|
The items I chose were mainly items that could be reused through out the year but were perfect for creating a warm and cozy Christmas, indulging all the 5 senses. I first created a Christmas Pinterest board to gather my inspiration. Stars, snowflakes, sheepskin and warming chai tea!!
Although at 18 months, Alex is a little too young to fully appreciate Christmas I still wanted to choose sensory items that he would enjoy. I adore candles but would never light any with him around so decided to try some of the battery operated ones and see what Alex thought of them. They actually do flicker like normal candles and give off the most beautiful warm glow.... needless to say he (and I) loved them!!
The Personalised Christmas sack is a really beautiful item that was great value. Growing up with plenty of Christmas traditions in my family, it is great to start creating some for Alex so it is lovely to think that he will be using this sack for years to come .......
|Small Leather Tray, Candles, Loose Chai tea, Spicy Ginger Cookies made using Star Cookie Cutter, Unglazed Indian Chai Cups|
The Antique Sunburst Mirror is one I have had my eye on for a long time, with it's rich gold colour it reminds me of the shining North Star. I dressed it up with some of the Tangier Christmas light and teamed it up with a vintage Indian Patchwork throw and a Mug of Mulled wine.
I adore the Mirror, but for me the most beautiful item I received was the Rare Bread Sheepskin rug. I have had cheaper ones in the past which are perfectly adequate, but I have got to say the quality of this one is amazing, it is so so soft.... Alex loves wiggling around on it!
|Antique Gold Sunburst Mirror, Tangiers Lights, Candles, Mulled Wine Glass (didn't stay full for long)|