christmas in the air

Does anyone else feel like Christmas is currently all around you? I think it's because the weather is starting to warm up here in Australia which reminds me of lazy Summer nights watching Christmas movies and soaking up the sunshine. Christmas decor is also hitting the shops (and has actually been in some of the big department stores for months now) and my Christmas playlist is starting to drive my husband crazy again on the way to work. I've also booked in to do a fun Christmas-wreath making workshop with a friend next month and have started picking out Christmas cookie recipes to bake when I am on maternity leave.

I also love the start of November, as it gives me a valid excuse to start going crazy with Christmas decorating. Last year, my tree was set up and my house was completely transformed into a Christmas wonderland by 1 November (although I may have made a head start in October)!!

This year I won't be able to decorate until mid-November (after my baby shower), so I am literally counting down the days. I picked up some gorgeous rose gold ornaments in the boxing day sales last year so I will be pairing those with lots of neutrals and pops of light pink/mint/blue to tie in with the rest of my home decor and art.

I always like our annual "decorating day" to be a fun, whole-day, family affair. I usually crank up the Christmas tunes, find some time in between to bake cookies and make my way around the house cleaning like a mad woman and adding a touch of "festive" to each room.

In today's post, I wanted to round up some of the gorgeous decorations that have caught my eye. My favourite stores to shop at around Christmas time are Adairs, Bed Bath n Table, Wheels & Barrow, David Jones and Myer. I also love hitting up the local boutiques and picking up one of a kind tree decorations. Over the last few years, Kmart has also been upping its ante in the Christmas department with cute decor pieces, tea towels, tablecloths and cheap baubles to help bulk up the tree.

So without further ado, here are my top picks to get you started on your holiday decorating journey.

Clockwise from top: Copper Tree from Bed Bath n Table $19.95, Hanging Ornament from Wheels & Barrow $9.95, Reindeer Cushion from David Jones $39.95, Christmas Light Box from Adairs $49.95, Marble Christmas Tree from Kmart $8 and Luxe Wreath from Myer $59.95

When do you start decorating? Do you have any traditions? 

xx G

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