Friday 16 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

I'm officially in the Christmas mood!!! The tree is up and the apartment is gradually becoming more and more festive!
We went and bought our tree on Tuesday and came home to find that it was a tad too big!! Nothing that a light pruning couldn't sort out! After a little snipping and sawing it fits nicely in the corner of the living room.

I love to decorate the Christmas tree, and its been one of my favourite things for as long as I can remember. I used to love it as a child when Mum would ask Dad to go up into the attic to get the box of Christmas decorations. I always knew that when I saw Dad fetch the ladder from the garage the festivities were about to begin.
Mum was always in charge of the Christmas decorations but she would always need help from her little elves (my brother and I). Once the tree would be finished I used to love to lie underneath it and look up through the branches at all of the magical fairy lights.

Dennis and I put the tree up together. Once it was finished I had to have my little moment of laying under the tree and was once again mesmerized by the lights.

We decorated our tree with bright white lights and deep red ball balls. Then added a little bit of crocheted Christmas flair!

Sparkly wooden stars.

Gold glittery pine cones.

A little white crochet star sits perfectly on top.

We also had a little ornament bought for the two of us by some good friends, who will be spending Christmas day with us. Its the most gorgeous shiny rocking horse, that sparkles in the light.

I went out and bought some Christmas crackers for Christmas day.  These are really common back home in England, but not so common here in Hamburg. I managed to find them in an English store in the city, a little over priced but they are very pretty. Here they are next some gorgeous holly Dennis made this week. (The holly pattern is by Lucy at Attic24, isn't it cute!)

Our snow man gift bag from last Christmas hangs on the door smiling across the room.

Dennis' crocheted trees are out once again. He made these last year. I love them so much, they look great clustered together on our table.

The Christmas cards have started to arrive from my family in England and Dennis' in Holland

Crocheted stars and Christmas trees are hanging from the drawers.

Dennis had also been busy making lots of stunning snowflakes to hang around the apartment.

As you can see things are fully underway here in our apartment. The next week is sure to be busy as we sort gifts out for each of our families, prepare for Christmas dinner and fit in the occasional Gluhwein :-) We both hope that all of your preparations are going smoothly!

and Dennis xxx
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  1. Love all your Christmas decorations! And those Christmas tree are amazing! Did he make up the pattern? Would you be willing to share it? ;)

    Have a great day!

    Mary @ Crocheting the Day Away

  2. Hey there Matt,
    I have been reading your blog for a while now, and i think it's wonderful! I love you artwork and your crochet, it's all so happy and colorful, and I've even made your heartcookie!
    And so... you have been nominated! Check out my blog to see what for :)
    Love, Diemie.

  3. Hey Mary! Thanks for your lovely comment! I have bought the pattern on the Internet, here is a link to the pattern:

    They are really fun and easy to make! Good luck!
    X Dennis

  4. Hey Diemie! Superleuk dat je onze blog genomineerd hebt!
    Thanks for nominating our blog!!!
    X Dennis & Matt!

  5. Hi Guys!

    Looks like you have been hard at work there. Love the stars on the drawers.
    CN x

  6. Good evening chaps! For the first time in my 51 years I just lay under my tree and looked up through the lights! I'm so glad someone sent you to follow me so that now I can follow and enjoy you! Wishing you a very merry Christmas! xxxx

  7. Your homemade decs are beautiful but my favourites definitely the trees! I tried to make some with the same pattern last year but they're no where near as good :-)

    How tall are yours? They look like they're pretty big!

    Pop over to my blog if you get a chance... I've nominated you for an award :-D x

  8. Loving your christmas decorations especially the crochet trees and the snowflakes which look so delicate and beautiful. Merry christmas to you both xx

  9. Thanks so much for the pattern link! I wish I would have checked back here sooner. :)

    Merry Christmas!


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