This post is really for my Mum and Dad because they wanted to see how we had decorated the house for Christmas but, of course, anyone else who is into Christmas is welcome to read on too. Where else to start but at the front door, festive with red bow.
Where does that messy wire on the left of the picture lead too? To our little baby Saguaro Cactus who is decked out for the holidays. It looks very pretty at night all lit up, however during the day the hummingbirds get very angry when they can't get any nectar out of the red bulbs and they keep buzzing it.
Inside the front hall we have a pressed metal Christmas tree from Mexico
My mate was a little perturbed when he saw me dragging a large branch in through the front door (it barely fit) but he liked the end result.
A place to put all the 'fuzzy' animal decorations that we have collected over the years.
They seem much more in their element in a natural wood setting rather than amongst twinkling Christmas lights.
There is a very brief nod towards the concept of a white Christmas but nothing remotely chilly here.
I didn't clear the wrapping stuff off the table for the photo but you get the general idea, simple and red.
Chilli's always feature strongly and they make a very festive wreath (smells pretty yummy too!)
The fireplace is swathed and I was so excited when I managed to find Christmas stockings with Saguaro Cactus on them! Who would have thought?
Last but not least is of course the Christmas tree and I have had a great time over the last couple of months scouring ebay, shops and farmers markets looking for appropriate ornaments.
Prickly Pear Cactus
The omnipresent chili peppers
Reptiles of numerous species and colours
The Wily Coyote howling at the moon
And of course, no tree would be complete without several different Saguaro Cactus ornaments
Happy Christmas everyone and I hope you all have a very Happy and Healthy Festive Season wherever you may be in the world.
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