Saturday 3 January 2009

Bye Bye Christmas for Another Year

Today I started a chore which always makes me a little sad - putting away the Christmas decorations. I dislike January and February intensely because after all the lights and decorations have been put away everywhere looks so drab and gray. I love Santas and snowmen and Christmas trees (of all kinds) and lots and lots of twinkly lights. It takes me and Hubby about 5 days between us to get everything set up and I now have him trained to save a couple of annual leave days from work because we can nolonger do it in a weekend. Anyway, as I now have a blog, to cheer myself up over the next couple of dreary months I've taken some (loads actually) photos. I couldn't take many of the Santa and snowmen ones where they are usually positioned because the light was wrong but here they come - Santas on Parade.
If you're a Bah! Humbug! sort of person I would advise you to leave the blog now. Tee! Hee!

This last one is musical and plays 'We wish you a Merry Christmas'Now it's the turn of the snowmen :-)

There are more snowmen but thought I'd taken enough piccies of them.

Next come the trees

I have another fibre optic one in the dining room, but it didn't like being photographed. Did I hear someone shout thank goodness?

This last tree is far too big for our bungalow but it's my favourite so it goes in the conservatory. It's safer in there too, because most of the decorations are glass, and as previous visitors to my blog will know I have two baby granddaughters.

And a few of those glass deccies. I also have a thing for angels and there is one inside a bauble and a reindeer in another.

And finally my twinkly lights. Firstly the coloured lights (they are still quite subtle) are all at the back of the house and you can see my big tree inside the conservatory.

and the front is all white lights. This is where I have my real Christmas tree, outside the front door. This year we went very twee and had two reindeer. It doesn't really photograph very well on the front because there is a street light right next to our drive which illuminates the bungalow and also the reindeer look quite garish when in reality they are just right.


Jo said...

What a sight for sore eyes! Your conservatory tree really shines and all your outside lights are really worth all your (joint) efforts. I think Santa Claus himself would be proud to call it home!

Phree said...

Aw I know exactly how you feel and agree that after all the lovley colours and sparkles of Christmas January and February do seem very dull and dreary months. Your decorations look wonderful, I love seeing peoples homes lit up at Christmas - it's such a lovely way to share the goodwill with eveyone who passes by and sees them.

InkyArtitude said...

Oh Lesley, these photos are fab and your home looks beautiful. A lady after my own heart... you obviously put heart and soul into making it extra special. I love your decorations, very tasteful (we have some of those pure glass baubles too, they are just so special). Well done and thank you for sharing it with us all!