deck the halls

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wooden trees, skagerak • penguin, skandium • elephant, jonathan adler (similar) • copper candlestick, habitat (similar) • chinese lamps print, nynne rosenvinge • car, west elm • candle holder, jansen + co • frosted deco mercury hurricane, west elm • mercury cut glass hurricane, west elm • winter candle, the white company snowy critter, anthropologie books, amazon string of stars, anthropologie monochrome baubles, toast • monogram, anthropologie angels, skandium • paper ornaments (hanging), future and found 

decorating for christmas is such a ritual isn’t it? this year i cranked up the christmas album from the cast of nashville (super cheesy, i know!), made myself a spicy dona chai latte and broke out a yummy bar of roasted almond chocolate to accompany my decorative styling, and somehow ended up shimmying all around the room like a crazy christmas nutter – oops!

i don’t have space for a tree in my bedroom, but my beautiful victorian fireplace has a mantelpiece above it which is the perfect place for setting up one-stop-shop for all things yuletide. this year i’ve added some sweet little decorations from anthropologie to last year’s scandi-style haul, including a cute little snowy lion to expand my christmas animals collection (my jonathan adler elephant from last year is still one of my favourite ornaments despite elephants not being especially seasonal…)

to complete the scene i tacked up the wrapping paper i screen-printed at wednesday’s pinterest x mr. porter christmas party with lovely craft designer zeena shah, which provides the perfect backdrop for my styled shelf don’t you think?


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  1. Natasha

    7 December

    Your decorations are so sweet and simple. I love them!

  2. Ryan Sheffield

    14 December

    It looks great! Lots of things on that fireplace, but nothing looks out of place. I especially like the car carrying a Christmas tree on its hood.

    • kate

      15 December

      Thanks Ryan! The car is one of my faves too ;)

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