Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas in the Farmhouse

Its my favourite part of Christmas...the decorating!!!!! Last year we had nothing out because the Living room was being worked on and in total chaos. People always say that if you start picturing a Christmas tree at a house when you view it, then its the house for you! We had to wait 16 months to put our tree up at a Drumhendry so we have loved decorating the house even more than usual this year.
We put it in the wee snug off the living room but as its all open plan through here- we can still see it from the main living room. I wish I had made up the sofa neatly before I took this picture now.

Now, this old sledge I might do a bit more with this year- I got it at a local junk yard known as 'Steptoes yard' in the summer for £3!!! Its perfect for some more of my pixies and reindeer from Maileg to ride on.
It would have looked more Christmassy with snow outside but its actually 12 degrees in Aberdeenshire today! Crazy.

I love Maileg pixies....I have quite a few now- heres some mega ones joining us in the living room.....

 We finally got rid of that awful ceiling light fitting but I havnt found anything to replace it with....I can buy table lamps all day long but I really struggle with ceiling lights.

I was really pleased with the mantle piece .....The wooden NOEL came from M&S and the greenery from the woods by our house.Mr Darcy the cat just snuck into the bottom of this picture....theres almost always a cat or a dog hiding in my photos if you look closely.

I really love looking at other bloggers christmas decorations at this time of year, I hope you have enjoyed looking at mine. xxxx


  1. Looks beautiful Hayley.... As always!
    Love your style and choice of furniture, so cosy and homely. I bet it looks wonderful at night with the curtains drawn and candles lit.
    Julie x

  2. Well I have to say your style is exactly something I love! Your house is perfection! I bet you are really enjoying it this year now that you can decorate. Love every inch of it. We can't do a lot of remodeling with ours, two college age sons commuting from home and a gradeschooler, but I squeeze in a cottagey look where I can, like with the buffet and hutch. So glad you found me. I will enjoy following along and seeing you remodel and decorate. My Mother always tells me that her father's side of the family was from Scotland, he was a McKenzie. Love the UK's cottage style that is for sure. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Just stumbled across your gorgeous blog when I was on Pinterest whilst talking with my husband about moving to the Scottish Borders - weird coincidence! Your house looks stunning, are you on Pinterest or Instagram? We have so many similar tastes it is just crazy and would love to follow your feeds. xx


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