I have had a crazy day ending with me being filmed for a possible TV programme (more about that if it comes off).
The room is by no means finished but we are finished for now and can at least sit down and enjoy it. It seems a bit sparse and minimalist but feels very cosy. The red sofas will be at the end of the room with the Christmas tree in, once Christmas is over. We will then put an L-shaped sofa in their place. A window seat is to be built in the bay window where the tree currently sits.
We are waiting for wall lights to be delivered from Jim Lawrence and have some great vintage posters being framed for the walls.
In the meantime we are loving having our sitting room back and the dynamics of the room has changed so much.
Some things have worked really well. I particularly like these vintage glass doorknobs, that I have had for years, perfect for our doors.
I rushed out on Friday to get a tree to make the room Christmassy for the children and drove around for hours with no success. I eventually found one at Cornish Farmers but when I got there I found that they didn't net them. I had bought an 8 foot tree!! Somehow I managed to stuff it into my car and then when I got home, to an empty house, I dragged it out of the car, into the house and put it up. Amazing what you can achieve when you are determined. The looks on my children's faces made it all worthwhile.
We have very few decorations up this year, understandably, and I am not sure how many more will get put up between now and the big day, but I love what we have.
Look at this beautiful doll, called Holly, made for me by the talented Jan.
Nearly finished my Christmas shopping but I have hardly sent out any cards this year. With the chaos that has been such a big part of my life these last few weeks, something had to give! If I haven't sent you a card, I am sorry but I do really wish you a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS.