Christmas Tree and Table 16

I traveled home from university to send some time with my family over the Christmas holiday. I’ve really missed them while I’ve been at uni and haven’t really felt the Christmas  spirit, that all changed with this beauty of a tree. Mum really out did herself this year. Normally we have a very clean looking tree with only matching baubles but this time was different we had butterflies, ribbons, crystal snowflakes, Disney macaroons and even a few ballerinas.

I sent my boyfriend off to work this morning, and have had a very low key Christmas without him. The rest of us had our dinner cooked by my dad. Mum, Grandma and myself washed everything up after. This year we went for a purple and white table decorations. Did you see last years post about our Christmas table here?

Crystals even made it onto the table, the best cranberry sauce I’ve even eaten was there too. Tesco finest with lingonberry, it’s super rich and full of flavour.

The red cabbage matched the place mats ! How perfect for a little flat lay. Dad per request made brussels with bacon and bread crumbs because that’s the only way I like them.

Then we lazed around in the lounge opening presents and listening to Christmas tunes.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day or what ever you decided to celebrate or not. I’m looking forward to bringing you a few other posts I have up my sleeve before the new year so stay tuned.

Love Amelia, XO.

Decorating for Christmas

Every year at Christmas time mum and I set about decorating the house, we both love colour so can’t really get away with having a white christmas tree or a minimalist look. DSC_7174 DSC_7180 DSC_7179 DSC_7185 DSC_7186

I love this little Disney macaroon I gave to my mum back in summer when I want to Paris for a few days. DSC_7181 DSC_7190 DSC_7188

The Christmas Advent calendar is my favourite Christmas decoration on the whole house! I don’t remember us not having it at Christmas. My brother and I used to come down every morning and open the new and and stick it on the tree. DSC_7193 DSC_7194

Of course we had to decorate the hallway, adding lights, glittery fabric and baubles to the banisters making it look like a winter wonderland.

hope you enjoyed looking around my house this Christmas and have a little nosy at how we have decorated this year. Thank you for reading!

Lots of love Amelia XO.

Halloween 2015

Halloween is one of my favourite celebrations, I love being able to dress up and decorate the house. Every year my cousin comes over with her friends to a little spooky adventure. This year we did a treasure hunt in the garden, with a piñata spider at the end!!

I thought I’d share with you a few sneak peaks of the new kitchen and dining room, and show  you the Halloween decorations. DSCN0940 DSCN0941 DSCN0942 DSCN0945

I can’t wait to share with you some of my favourite A/W15  looks so stay tuned!

Amelia XO

Autumn and Winter Scents

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All the weather gets colder and colder I find myself reaching for scents more and more. I love the smell of a fire when it’s freezing outside, the smell of hot chocolate in a coffee shop. These scents above have been my top 6 scents this A/W15.

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Daisy Marc Jacobs – The classic everyday perfume that I was gifted for Christmas. I get nostalgic when I wear this. Sweet and floral but not sickening.

Orange Grove – White Company – I picked this up last month and have been spritzing all over my room in the morning to freshen the air. A crisp light scent.

Yves Saint Laurent – Opium This miniature bottle is my Christmas part perfume, gone are the light florals of summer and day time. This perfume is more sophisticated and refined.

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Chloé – Another daily perfume not as light as Daisy, this is more of a lunch date perfume. The notes of this are hard to pin point, a little mysterious.

Ted Baker body spray. pink is a sickening sweet affair of mango, musk, patchouli and neroli. My favourite of course is the Mint green. A delicate blend of violet, cherry, vanilla, peach and amber.

Both are great stocking fillers and ideal the throw in you handbag also £2.50 a pop!

Hope you enjoyed looking thought my A/W15 scents, I’d love to know what your go to perfumes and smells are this year.

white vases – IKEA spray painted | fake peonies – Range

Till next time XO Amelia

Dressing Table

Every blogger I follow has the most beautiful vanity desk/ dressing table, many a night I have spent drooling over everyones decor. Not to be the only blogger not on the band wagon, i thought I’d share. Sharing is caring.

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On the left we have two mirrored boxes which contain my hair ties and clips (gift)// bunny lamp (gift) //jewellery box (Home Sense)//my favourite coin purse ( Lulu Guinness)// Cornish Piskie. I’m a definite jewellery horder, so I’ve put off buying a jewellery box for ages because i have so much of it. This isn’t even half of my collection but what can I say, I fell in love.

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The right is totally my favourite side, I love looking at the bright bloom of the flowers with the dark wood vase, and the orange frames.

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Picture frames – Max Studio// plant and pot – both B&Q// tray – Home Sense// brush holder – TK-Maxx.A closer look at my most used make-up.

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Benefit//Doir//MUA//Milani//Topshop// no7// Lush Cosmetics //Cargo // Estee Lauder //older perfume bottles