Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Christmas Home Decor PLUS GIVEAWAY!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Christmas Home Decor PLUS GIVEAWAY!

I know it's not even Hallowe'en yet but I just can't help myself....I am already beside myself with excitement for Christmas!

Last year was our first Christmas as parents and it was so lovely, but Tyne was only 9 months old...this year he is so much more aware and already recognises Santa and says "Ho Ho Ho!" every time he see's anything Santa related! I just know he is going to be SO excited when the decorations go up and everything starts to feel festive!

So, as I have been totally unable to contain my excitement, I have already been on a bit of a Christmas shopping spree!

I am almost totally finished with shopping for Tyne's gifts - I just have one or two little stocking fillers left to buy - and I have made a good start towards gifts for the rest of my family too! There really isn't that much shopping left to do, and I do like to save some for the end of December as I like to soak up the atmosphere on a festive shopping outing!

I have even almost finished with buying items for Tyne's first ever Christmas Eve Box, which I am really excited about and will be blogging about once Christmas is a little closer.

But for today, I thought I would share with you my recent Christmas Home Decor purchases!

I just LOVE the cheeky slogans on these cute felt hanging hearts, "Dear Santa...Define "Good"" has to be my favourite!

These were from Next for £7.

I just love this chunky wooden "Christmas House Rules" wall hanging - it has a shabby chic finish which I love, and it was the "Build a snowman" rule that sold it for me! And "Believe in Santa" of course...I still do!

This was also from Next for £12

I saw a photo on a Christmas Countdown Facebook Page of a bed all made up in Christmas themed first I laughed, but before I knew what was happening I was online trying to find my own set!
I just LOVE the idea of making this a yearly tradition - every Christmas Eve the Christmas bedding will go on our bed, and the children will just love coming into our bed on Christmas morning to tell us Santa has been while we all snuggle under the super festive bedding! How adorable?!

This double duvet and pillowcase case was from Ebay for £16.00

As Tyne is totally obsessed with anything relating to trains, I thought it would be a lovely idea to get a little festive train that goes around the bottom of the tree this year!

This one was from Studio for £19.99

I have always wanted a traditional Christmas light-up village scene, and this year I finally have one!

I saw this on Studio's website reduced from £49.99 to £24.99 so I just had to have it!

This little personalised family are just too cute - you can customise them to have the correct hair colours, and your names are printed onto their hats!

They were also from Studio for £2.99 each

Each Christmas, I make and sell my own wooden signs which I really enjoy doing....and each year I start off by making some for myself!

This year I have been loving the Disney Frozen craze, and so this "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?" sign was the first thing I made...I loved matching up the colours to look like Elsa's famous dress!

Available from my Facebook store A Little Bit Of Sparkle for £10.00

I have also updated our Personalised Christmas Tree this year, as I fancied a change of colour.
I love the gold and silver!

This is also available from my Facebook store A Little Bit Of Sparkle for £20.00 featuring up to 6 names.

I also updated our "Christmas At The McLean's" sign as our last one got broken when we were storing our Christmas decorations away!

This is also available from A Little Bit Of Sparkle for £10.00 personalised with any name


To get everybody started off in the festive spirit (its never too early!) and celebrate the opening of my Facebook store, we are giving away a personalised Christmas At The....sign as pictured above.

To be with a chance of winning, just complete the Rafflecopter form below.

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  1. You forgot and pickle on your sign x

  2. Aww you've got some gorgeous bits, I love decorating the house for Christmas!!

  3. Gorgeous signs!
    I would like - Culmer if I won

  4. I couldn't add my surname on the question but I would choose Parker, if I was lucky enough to win. many thanks

  5. If I was fortunate enough to win I would choose Parker for the sign

  6. Beautiful products!
    Baker on the sign please if I'm lucky enough to win! :D

  7. Would love "Hanson" on the gorgeous sign please. :)

  8. Buchanan

  9. Fleming :) it'll be my married name.

  10. Such gorgeous decorations, I'm so excited already too! Sage :) xxx

  11. Fairweather (even though my rafflecopter comes up as Perry!)

  12. such lovely bits and bobs i love christmas.
    I would like the surname Bayford

  13. id the the sullivans as it an awesome name and i love it

  14. Mitchell ;) it's my surname and it's great!

  15. Gammon - I would get it for my parents :)

    Chloe @

  16. Penny (as in a surname not first name)

  17. Davis ..Some lovely items btw!

  18. This would be perfect for my sister in law,she has just moved house, and she is Christmas obsessed, this would make a lovely gift for her new home. id like the name 'Lloyd' x

  19. Hunt. What a lovely prize!

  20. Would love to have one with our surname :)

  21. McDonald please xx

  22. I love the frozen sign idea :)

    It'll be : Evans

  23. harland - james harland fb

  24. Fletcher, although as a multi-surname household this could cause some arguments!

  25. Jones please (@FCWedding)

  26. Cann would love to give it as a pressie

  27. I would like Granville-wright please 🎄

  28. We get married next year and my surname would be Buckley - so i would love to have that on the sign

  29. Williamson

    George Williamson


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