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Monday, 23 December 2013

miss b loves ...... festive decorations, classic, modern and quirky too!

Decorating for Christmas is all part of the festivities and this year like last, the lounge has a classic deep red and gold theme .........

It's always good to bring out those favourite little items which hold special memories .....and remind us of all Christmases past... but every year more paint peels off the Father Christmas Babushka dolls!

The wooden crib scene, which we brought back from a trip to Bethlehem several years ago, is always the last one to be hung on the tree ....it's somehow become a tradition! 

Elsewhere, it's a brighter, more modern look...

We were determined to keep the twig tree minimalist again this year but I couldn't resist buying two new decorations.........

A quirky Father Christmas ... I was instantly attracted to his neutral outfit!

Cute new plates to serve mince pies ........

We always listen to Christmas carols and songs as we decorate the house....another tradition!

...and finally ... I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! A huge thank you too for visiting my blog this year. I love to read your comments and it's the positive feedback which really makes writing the posts so worthwhile. So many of you lead busy lives and yet you still find time to pop over here! 

I'm taking a break for a couple of weeks but I look forward to 'seeing' you again in January 2014 ........ 

Merry Christmas to you all!


  1. Merry Christmas to you too Miss B! I love all your decorations - your house looks very festive. Especially love the modern/ minimalist twig tree - really pretty and perfect for a casual space. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

  2. Very very festive. I love those little shoe decorations. Happy Christmas miss b! Have a lovely time :)

  3. Those images are so sweet!!! I love all of them and the Bethlehem scene is so special! Merry Christmas to you, too!

  4. Beautiful decorations, Miss B! Have a very merry Christmas!! xoxo

  5. Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Joyeux Noel et bonne anne to you and yours!!!

  6. It's lovely to have a mix of old and new decorations. I used to add to my collection every year but had to call it a day when my Grumps grumbled about the 6 boxes of decs and 2 trees he has to cart in every year.

    WIshing you a very Merry Christmas Miss B - see you in the New Year :o)

  7. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas:) Thanks for all your lovely comments during the year!
    ~Anne xx

  8. Merry Chrsistmas Miss B..thanks for taking us along on all your travels!

  9. Lovely and festive - Love the twig tree. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO

  10. Beautiful Xmas decorations! Wish y a fantastic Xmas time!!

    Ciao ciao

  11. You own wonderful Christmas decoration and I love your kind of Christmas tree <3 Thanks a lot for sharing this here, this brings me indeed more in Christmas spirt :)

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and wonderful days with your beloved ones <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  12. Merry Xmas and a happy new year to you Miss B! PS I adore the minimalist tree - never seen something like that before!

  13. Miss B, your decorations are utterly adorable, sweet and so sleek too. The twig tree is something classy, which Id love to have. How cute is the Santa Claus with the neutral outfit!:) Merry Christmas my dear, hope you have a wonderful time with all your loved ones, happy new year! Thanks for this last one, everytime is a pleasure dropping in here and read your posts. See u in 2014! Happy Holidays!:) Hugs! xo

  14. Hi sweety, your decorations are so festively pretty and adorable! Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May it filled with joy, love, peace and happiness!

  15. I love your decor, everything looks beautiful!


  16. Merry Christmas, love! Wonderful blog :) xx


  17. Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas. Hope you have a fun filled day.

  18. Lovely decorations miss b, and I also adore those little Babushka dolls Wishing you the most happy Christmas, and new year as well. We also love listening to carols, the record is always on as we decorate. It's been a joy to read your blog this year. Looking forward to 2014! xx/Madison

  19. Such a pretty Christmas tree! I love the shoes ornaments! Happy Holidays! Xx Daniëlle

  20. Beautiful and festive decorations. I love that song too. Merry Christmas and a toast to 2014!

  21. I love your minimalist tree and the bird on the last photo is so cute! Merry Christmas and see you in 2014!!

  22. Merry Christmas Miss B:)

    I just typed a message and my pup Layla nudged the computer and I not sure if it was sent or deleted so I'm writing again:)

    Your home is festive and I like the modern, quirky vibe of the Minimalist Tree. The decorations on the tree in the lounge are so pretty and I like the glittery shoe.. very fun:)

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year ahead. Enjoy your time off! xxleslie

  23. Wish y a fantastic Christmas !!!

  24. Your decorations are so unique and lovely. You must enjoy decorating for Christmas. Merry Christmas Miss B. Enjoy the Holiday Christmas Season.

  25. Merry Christmas to you too! I love the decoration and the 2 Christmas trees! I decorated mine in red and gold too. Have a nice time!


  26. Beautiful Christmas decorations! Wishing you wonderful holidays. See you next year.

  27. Well, Happy Christmas to you too. That twig tree is amazing. I've never really seen anything like that before, it's quite unique and such a nice touch; it's perfectly positioned in the window corner. How lovely that you can use decorations that you have bought on your travels. I wont tell you where most of my decorations come from ha ha. You are definitely in the Christmas spirit which is lovely to see.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog - I appreciate your visits too!
    Best wishes x

  28. love those decorations!!
    have a great holiday! & thank YOU for writing awesome entries!!
    xx Corinne

  29. I was just telling Jess that I love my traditional ornaments but I also love the whimsical ones too, and I saw many out there this year. Your ornaments are so pretty, and how special is that ornament from Bethlehem. I can see why you put it out every year.

    Merry Christmas, my sweet friend.


  30. These are great! I do a mix on my tree as well of hallmark ornaments, vintage, and homemade. I didn't put up my big tree this year due to my Mom being ill all year, but we have smaller ones which we keep up all year that are great. I love all the decorations that have meaning to them. My Mom made many ceramic items which we take out each year. It has been so great meeting you through blogging and I wish you the best Christmas in 2013!!

  31. Wishing you a Merry and joyful Christmas time!


  32. Lovely decorations!!

    Merry Christmas!

  33. Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

  34. Merry Merry Christmas Miss B!!! I love your decorations! It's a wonderful mix of new and old. So beautiful! I love ornaments with meaning to them. I love those neutrals too. A blogger is sending me a mince pie. I can't wait to taste it. I've always heard about them, but never had one. Enjoy your time off! So deserving. I'm on a limited holiday schedule myself. We all need a break. HAHAHA

  35. Lovely stuff


  36. merry xmas and happy holidays :) how cute :) I have the same glitter stiletto ornament on my christmas tree :)

  37. Miss b, Lovely decorations and fun seeing your home! I really like that twig tree. So pretty. I also like your white and modern decor. It's festive, but fresh and pretty! I love my Christmas music and Michael Buble is a favorite too!
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas break and thank so much for all your sweet comments and notes through the year. I feel bad- it's been so crazy lately that I am tardy in reading your posts! Going to enjoy them now. xxoo Kim

  38. Beautiful impressions!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog :)

  39. Sending you best holiday wishes.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  40. Beautiful pictures, I love all these decorations! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog! Let's stay in touch! <3

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  41. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend hun!

  42. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! xo Caroline

  43. Love all of your decor. I hope that you and your family had a merry Christmas and that you have a wonderful New Year.


  44. What wonderfully charming Christmas decorations! I've never seen a twig tree before but I just love the way yours looks with the twinkling lights and hanging decorations - just beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, miss B, and I wish you all the best for the New Year!

  45. Loving the glittery shoes on the tree! The gold and silver balls in the glass jar are so pretty. Wishing you much happiness in 2014!

  46. These decorations are lovely =) Hope you had a fab Christmas and new year!

    Corinne x

  47. Oh I love these decorations! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! xo



  48. j adore la déco de noel!
    ah les assiettes sont trop choux!

    bonne annéee:


  49. Darling your tree looks incredible!
    I didn't get chance to wish you before the holidays because I was taking a little break from blogging and from the internet in general but either way, (better late than never) I hope that you've had a wonderful christians and an mazing New year and that 2014 will be filled of all kinds of lovely things :)


  50. I absolutely adore Christmas decoration-mostly everything about Christmas

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  51. So many lovely comments! Thank you very very much. Hoping you all enjoyed the festive season.


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