Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Goodbye Christmas, Hello January

New Years Day

I spent New Years day taking down the decorations like i do every year. Goodness me its borring!! I much prefer putting them up. It looked very bare when they were all down. But once i had tided i actually liked my new clean canvas, ready for decorating this year.

I did keep a few Christmassy things out. Like Candy canes from the tree in my lovely blue second hand vase.

And the pine cones went in a bowl as a centre piece for the table.

Our front door is original, its painted a lovely bright blue with gorgeous stained glass. It is very very drafty in the winter though, so we bought a big thick curtain from Ikea to keep out the cold just before Christmas. I was going to buy a big tassel tie back from Laura Ashley but instead I found a nice piece of lace to use.

 We had a Christmas dinner (using leftovers) including cranberry sauce and crackers. It was lovely.

My calendar is up. This is the one i am using for the kitchen. I also have one for my study. The other free calendars (from magazines) are going to be cut up and put in my inspiration scrapbooks.

More about that later.


There is also a new post at A year of 30.


Amanda said...

I took everything down yesterday, it took ages.

Mum said...

I, too, like to keep a little bit of Christmas out for the rest of the year. I always take my decorations down bit by bit so that it isn't a chore.
Love from Mum

Saphy said...

I took everything down yesterday as I had a day off work. i use lace for tiebacks, looks great and is cheap.

Primchick said...

Happy new year to you & yours too... :o)

Country Rabbit said...

hello lovely- ive kept most of my decors up- mainly cos sophia got a little teary when i started taking things down...thought the best idea is to do it when she returns to school thurs.
i love the idea of lace ribbons on the curtains- my living room curtains are full length in the bay windows- similar, satin chocolate colour.
we've been making biscuits this morning- think i'll miss sophs tomorrow- the end of the holidays ;0(

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Lissy Lou

I have read your blog for yonks before I started my own blog, then Rosie our Jack Russell broke my laptop, and it came back from the menders with all my favourite blogs gone,
so I have found your lovely blog again!

I am going to have a cup of tea and have a noesy at what I have missed!

Best wishes


Lisa said...

Happy new year to you.
Our decorations are still up, I've hurt my back so it's going to be a long task getting it all down and packed away!
You are so right about it looking bare afterwards though.
Lisa x

Crafted by Carly said...

Happy new year!!!
I took our decorations down today. You're right - it's much more fun putting them up than taking them down! Everywhere looks so bare now. My plan if to get a plant (or some willow branches) to keep out all year, and decorate differently for every season.