We decided to go very minimalistic this year with our Christmas Decs
We couldn't face rearanging the furniture to accomodate our very large Christmas Tree which usualy takes up one corner of the loung. It involves us emptying a large cuboard and carrying it to the dining room and it seems like only two minutes since last Christmas (Is this a sign we are getting old!)
So I went out to buy a small tree which would sit on top of the cuboard.
When I got to the store and saw the small trees on offer I thought 'Nah......don't want one of those'
I ended up with a six footer not so wide pre-lit (not for the cuboard but to put in front of the lounge window)
Now I went for pre-lit thinking this was an easy option.....don't be fooled!
The lights were all uneven and as they were attached to the tree it was a right job trying to get them even
Whats more I had just forked out £100 for this damn thing and bits were snapping off left right and centre
The lights were greeny white on the bottom two sections and pure white on the top section Grrrr!
The one on the shop floor wasn't like that!
So the tree was dismantled pushed back into the box and taken back to 'The Range' for a refund
So if you go to 'The Range' and you like the look of a pre-lit 'Sherwood' please be warned lol!
Next stop B&Q.........where I picked up another 6 foot not so wide cream tree and seperate lights for a fraction of the price I paid for the 1st tree
Hubby wasn't so keen when I walked in with a cream tree but he did like it when it was dressed
So here it is ........kept the decs minimal
I usualy dress up the fireplace with a garland & lights but kept it simple this year
Can you see the sweet little robins on the mantlepeice?
I bought these and the Santa & gold trees from 'The Range'
.........and a view of outside