Tuesday 24 December 2013

This Christmas

Before all the 'Christmas Haul' posts appear, as they are bound to in the coming days, I wanted to share something with you. 

Something that I've been slowly developing over the past year. 

My home.

I have been very lucky to be in a position to buy my own home, and with the help of the Bank of Mam and Dad (and again, I know just how lucky I am to have been able to rely on their support), transform my house from this, to what I have the pleasure of sitting in right now.

I moved out back in August, and only just moved in last week. Pieces of furniture I have owned for over a year were finally put to full use:

And in fact, those Ikea bookshevles had been in the loft since I moved back from Leeds in 2006!!

This chair settee was spotted at my local Briish Heart Foundation furniture store and fits right in:

And the leather suite was kindly donated by Kaye, again over a year ago now, but finally has a home!

Now that my back sitting room is sorted, I'm thinking of calling it my den! My telly is in my sitting room, but the den, well, the place of music, books and my computer. 

What does this have to do with Christmas?

I don't deserve anything else. Or rather, I feel I don't need / deserve anything else. I had my friends round for afternoon tea on Sunday, and it was such a pleasure sharing my home with them. 

So this Christmas, anything else is just amazing and above what I expect. 

I am sharing this with you, as an invite into my home for those who can't visit, and because I want to show just how much hard work and perseverance pays off. 

Merry Christmas you lovelies, 

K xx


  1. There is nothing like your own nest! I moved to Wales to be with my Mum this year and the thing is miss most is my own house! Your house looks wonderful and cosy x

  2. Merry Christmas and I love your home it looks fabulous and I wish you lots of luck and happiness x

  3. Merry Christmas! Your house looks amazing! x

  4. Fantastic post! I woke up this morning thinking how damn lucky I am (while looking at my own home from the comfyness of my bed) to of been blessed with the opportunity to live in my own home. Merry Christmas!

  5. It's absolutely beautiful Kathryn! Can't wait to come again