I love Christmas. I mean I actually adore it. All the fuss and getting to spruce up the house with sparkly sparkles, wrapping presents, eating goodies, advent calendars, exciting Christmas eves, eating more goodies, opening presents, Christmas dinner and eating even more goodies. It's just amazing.
I'm one of those people who loves to do everything, wrap presents all lovely and neat, create a masterpiece of a mantle in my living room, let the kids decorate the tree to then have to redo it all the way it like it once they're in bed. It is just so exciting.
I am always collecting new items too for our house. Every year the kids make something handmade to add to our collection and I also scour shops and places online to find quirky new items.
This year, as always, we are going along the red and colour scheme as I think those colours just encompass the love and warmth of Christmas. But we've gone with a different theme, a more rustic look and I think it works so much in giving a warm winter home that Christmassy twist.
This year I've received some gorgeous rustic looking items from The Christmas Boutique. I've worked with them previously last year and had some truly beautiful items, which you can read about here, and so loved browsing their website to find Christmas decorations to suit this years theme.
The first thing that caught my eye was the Antique Finish Advent Numbered Metal Lantern Set which is priced, on sale at the moment, at only £19.98. I had purposely looked for a candle set as I knew that these would look amazing on a cold winters evening, lighting up the room in all their glory.
You can celebrate the weeks to Christmas with this set of 4 lanterns, made from an aged antique finish metal, each holder has been produced at different levels & detailed with a cut-out number. This is such a traditional way to count down the four weeks of advent as each Sunday an additional candle is lit.
I love this as it is such a rest way of counting down to Christmas and the origin of the Advent suggest that each candle represents four things - Hope, Love, Joy and Peace which I find just so suitable for a loving family home. I mean just how stunning is the set itself and also the thought behind the Advent weeks.
To coordinate with this, I chose the Star Shaped Christmas Twig Wreath with Red Berries and this comes in at £12.95. This simple and natural design is truly stunning. Made from dark wood twigs and red berries, the natural looking star is a rural Christmas decoration perfect to match our décor. I have it next to the lantern set to give it a gorgeous glow but it also has a little string attached so it can be hung on the wall, door or anywhere really.
To finish off our collection, we received 2 sets of these gorgeous Reindeer hanging decorations which come in pairs or either red or gold and are £3.99 per pair. These are totally super cute and sparkly and just gleam on the tree.
The prancing reindeer's hang perfectly on the Christmas tree and are slightly bigger than other decorations so they stand out with glee in either the gold or red finish. I think they are so quirky, something different than the usual baubles and just look sublime when lit up next to the Christmas lights.
For more info visit The Christmas Boutique website where you can also purchase these wonderful items and more including free delivery on everything.