Thursday, 3 January 2013

Christmas 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely New Year. This Christmas seems to have crept up on Matt and I. As we've been going through such a difficult time, Christmas present shopping took a back seat and we had to tackle it all on one day just one week before Christmas day. Matt and I both have large families, so with other halves and children included, plus eight birthdays taking place in December and early January, we had over 50 presents to wrap. Five hours and two bottles of Champagne later on the eve of the 23rd, and we had finally finished!

We spent Christmas Day with my family at my parents' house this year. As always, my mum had decorated the house beautifully and had transformed it into a magical wonderland. Isn't the tree beautiful? I was lucky enough to receive all sorts of lovely gifts, which I've been enjoying since we returned home. We stayed in for New Years Eve, snuggles and home comforts always seem to win us over in favour of a night out battling the wind and rain!

I love to see how other people have spent their Christmas and the gifts they've received, so if you've written a post, pop your link in the comments and I'll take a peek!





(And our tree at home!)





36 comments:

  1. I can see where you get your interior style! Your Mum's house is decorated beautifully x

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  2. Oh wow love the decorations! Soo beautiful!! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and happy new year :-) xxx

    Prettyandtasty-Ly.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Wow, your Mum's decorations are absolutely beautiful, and love your country cottage - style decor on the fireplace :) x

    Samya Says - My fashion and beauty blog :)

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  4. Your Christmas tree is beautiful! Everything looks so chic and vintagey, I hope you had a lovely christmas. xx

    www.sequinedlife.com

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  5. Oh wow the house looks beautiful :) so girly and lovely xx

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  6. So beautiful! x

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  7. It looks so beautiful, in both houses! I can't believe it is all coming down and being put away for another year now!

    www.momentsunexpected.com

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  8. Gorgeous decorations :-)

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/what-i-got-for-christmas-2012.html

    xxxxxx

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  9. It looks lovely, Glad you had a lovely Christmas!

    Happy new year Amy. I hope 2013 is good to you. :-)

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  10. Absolutely love the decorations, beautiful!

    http://sugar-face.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. The decorations are beautiful, everything looks so sweet and festive!! x

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  12. Both your mum and your Christmas decorations were stunning, you seem to favour more of a "traditional" christmas theme like me, whereas your mum's is the perfect winter wonderland xx

    http://blushcrush1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/father-christmas-has-been.html

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  13. I always love the photos of your/ your parents houses- so beautifully decorated! The angel figurines on the mantelpiece are the most adorable additions. I hope you and Matt both enjoyed a relaxing few weeks and that the heartache gets easier, sending best wishes to both of you xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :) x

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  14. I love your decorations!

    http://oanna-w.blogspot.ro

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  15. oh my goodness, your mum's house is like a magical place all decorated for Christmas! such a lovely place to be :)
    wish you a wonderful New Year filled with joy and love :)
    xo

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  16. Wow, both yours and your mum's Christmas decorations look beautiful! Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas and new year :) x

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  17. Always love to see you house/decor pics Amy, you have the exact same taste as me!

    Hope this year brings some better times for you and Matt <3

    My Christmas post is here: http://www.marshmallowsandpromises.com/2012/12/christmas-2013.html

    Zoe xoxo

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  18. So so gorgeous Amy, I could look at photos of your home all day! xx

    Stephanie

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  19. Both yours and your mums decorations are stunning. I think I'm going to save this page for inspiration next year!
    Kelly x

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  20. Ohhh so many presents!!! Lucky you;D

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  21. Really hope you'll have an amazing 2013 :) Love your pictures, your mums decorations are incredible! No wonder that she's your inspiration :) Love your blog so much! xx

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  22. wow, wow, wow! That is a gorgeous house! So pretty.
    I think I'll be taking inspiration from both you and your Mum for this years Christmas.

    http://emilythelwell.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/christmas-2012.html

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  23. Wow! Looks absolutely magical xx

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  24. Beautiful- as always xxx

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  25. Lovely pictures. All the very best for 2013

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  26. Absolutely stunning photos!
    xx

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  27. So beautiful! Hope you had a lovely christmas

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  28. Aww looks like you had a lovely Christmas. Sorry that the back end of 2012 was tough for you. Hopefully things should look up this year xxx

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  29. I would like to borrow your mum next year around Christmas time ;) She does a great job! Although I love my own taditional mellow style - i adore her light vintage style!

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  30. I love your mantlepiece. So pretty!

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  31. Your blog is like a huge candy store coated in sugar it's such so sweet !!!! xxx
    feel free to pop over to mine and it would be great to follow each other x
    www.imitationisthegreatestformofflattery.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Oh my! I've never seem such an amazing Christmas decoration! It's beautiful!

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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