Wednesday, November 23, 2011

getting into the Christmas spirit & some child free time!

we have never put the Christmas tree up this early!
but we were all feeling a little holiday-ish, as the girls were packed
and ready to head to Sydney for a couple of fun filled days with their grandparents.

so, as we do every year, we put the tree up with Chrissy music playing, the girls
wearing Santa hats complete with food galore!
( Em and Kace choose what we have- and healthy options must be included!
They dished up enough for about 15 guests haha!)
a glass or 2 of champas must also be had by Mum, and a beer for Dad.

Once the girls were on the plane, we headed off to the
Chandler Markets (got this great mirror) followed by a stop at
Ikea for a few more Christmas supplies (and white coathangers :)
and then onto the Woolloongabba Antique Centre where i got to see
Sandy's Shop from Paint Me White.
i took some pics of some other fav shops.
love that cane bed head :)
quaint pieces in this little corner

gorgeous old change table in Tiffany blue
and then into the city for lunch and Christmas shopping.

after a 5:10am start, we came home exhausted at about 3:30pm!
an easy dinner and a DVD were in order.
then it was wrap wrap wrap and under the tree with all the gifts.

my mirror in it's new home
Christmas is definitely looking a little more relaxed and beachy around here this year.

i tied lots of silver star ribbon and made paper doily cones to
hang from these sparkly branches
we've thoroughly enjoyed our child free time, but i can't wait to get my girls
a bit later this morning from the airport!
have fun decorating your home this festive season :)
Kate x
ps i have listed alot of vintage items on eBay. click on the button on the right hand side of
my blog to view.
my Romantic Home
house of grace
funky junk interiors
Pin It


  1. Kate, your place looks beautiful. How organised are you with your presents alreay wrapped and under the tree? I love that you have a champas and play music when you decorate the tree. That's what we do and it's so much fun. Enjoy seeing your girls again.
    Kylie x

  2. your home looks so lovely and festive Kate, you make me want to go and put my tree up...what a wonderful way to spend a few hours with the kids and hubby xo

  3. Hey Kate...everything looks gorgeous and it sounds like you had a really great day out! You've made me anxious to get the decorations out early too :)
    Cas x

  4. Hey, there fellow Brissy girl i too am a blogger in QLD would love you to check out my blog , yeap been at Ikea also and looked at what they had , looks like im heading back .

  5. whoops must have missed this post, was just saying on most recent post that i was excited about seeing your tree etc! Love the silver themed wrapping and little flashes of pink, mauve and turquoise (my faves!) on the tree :) i am colour coordinating properly for the first time this year!

  6. It is so much fun, isn't it? I LOVE that fabric wreath on the mirror! It looks like you're enjoying the festive season..Rachaelxx