My Festive Five!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Preparations are progressing at a manageable pace here on The Glade.

Himself seems to be surviving the madness that is his work. I’m trying to fight the evil bugs with nutrition.

We have the tree up and here are another five things that I am delighted to have ticked off my ‘to do’ list.



The kitchen is ready to welcome visitors.

I picked this sign up earlier this week, I keep popping into the kitchen to take a peek.



There are candles everywhere and I mean everywhere.

I love the icy smelling ones and I think candle light gives a lovely glow to the house at Christmas.



All the pictures have been replaced with ones of the girls with the big man.

It is a lovely way of seeing these precious pictures again.

I’m so glad that we always made a huge effort to go and see Father Christmas, we have some lovely pictures of the girls with him over the years.

Also making some great memories in the process.



The kitchen chairs are dressed for the season. Who knew that chairs needed hats? ha!

Actually, I am delighted with these covers, they are just so cute.



Now I am taking a risk here with all you talented ladies, but I have had a go at being creative.

I actually attached the baubles and bow to this wreath myself.

The youngest’s verdict “it doesn’t look too shabby” and that, is high praise indeed.

I am planning to decorate my Christmas cake this weekend, finish my wrapping and plan my menus.

How are your preparations coming along?


Have a lovely Day!




40 thoughts on “My Festive Five!

  1. Your wreath “isn’t too shabby” at all!!!! It looks really great and goes very well with your lovely white tree! I adore your sign in the kitchen too and the chair covers are a lot of fun as well aren’t they! You have decorated beautifully, and I love too that you have your Christmas photo memories out, that is the most precious thing of all!! You will have a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  2. You’ve got some great ideas there with the old Christmassy photos and the Santa hat chairs. Your wreath looks great and very welcoming. It’s such good fun! Karen x

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  3. Never mind Santa Claus is coming to town!! Lisa is going to town!
    Wow! I can’t believe the festive efforts you go to – amazing!
    I’ll probably chuck my tree up tomorrow and that will be pretty much it.

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  4. Yay it’s looking brilliant!! I love all the little touches, they make such a difference. My Christmas preparations are woefully late but I’ve almost finished work now for Christmas so it’s time to play catch up X #HomeEtc

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  5. Love those chair covers!! What a fun way to make your table Christmassy, my MIL bought me a Santa toilet seat cover, haha, not the best thing in the world! I think it’s a lovely idea to change the photos round…I will have to do this next year we don’t have too many of the boys with Santa yet! Your home looks lovely, as does the wreath, very festive! #HomeETC

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  6. Happy new year Lisa! I cannot BELIEVE I totally forgot to do all my comments for the last #HomeEtc. So much was going on just before Christmas but that’s no excuse!! Am so naughty!! AND sorry!!!

    Am loving looking at all these gorgeous festive posts — even though it was only a couple of week’s ago, it feels like AGES ago now!! I miss all the pretty decorations and lights. January is so GREY!!!! Love your beautiful festive home 🙂

    Looking forward to starting another year of #HomeEtc tomorrow — I hope that you’ll come and join us xxx


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