Above is the shelf over my TV (where the Genie Bottles usually are). The tree dates back to 2013 http://itsallfiddlefart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/my-bejewelled-dunelm-christmas-tree.html, it has lasted well, but this year I needed to replace the lights on it, as they finally gave up the ghost.
The robin ornament came from the £1 table in The Georgian House (Evesham), well, with my address it would have been rude not to buy it. I also love a dome, this one came from TX Maxx for about £7, it’s just perfect, and makes a pretty naff ornament look almost tasteful!
The snowman with the stars came from The Range and lights up, the SNOW ornament from B & M Bargains, the large red glass bauble from Poundland and the large silver based and glass candle/tealight holder from Sue Ryder (Evesham) for £3, it just needs the white candle replacing with a red one.
This next shelf features my trusty old Tesco Advent House, going back, would you believe to 2010, it’s starting to show it’s age a bit, but then that’s going to part of the charm of it as the years go by. http://itsallfiddlefart.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/finally-finished-my-tesco-advent.html.
There’s another snowman (The Range) under another dome, this time from Ikea (£6) as were the two glass boxes http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/?k=KOMBINERBAR%20decoration%20glass%20box,%20set%20of%202. I only bought a few Christmassy things with me from Wolverhampton that were special, so this year, except for these bits I have had to buy new.
The last shelf is another mixture of what I have found on my travels over the past few weeks, only the M & S Christmas Tree biscuit tin came with me.So, this year the shelves are done and I am happy with them for this year at least, however, no doubt, in time, things will get replaced, but what I would really like to do is change the new stuff with older or possibly vintage pieces I might possibly find in charity shops and on e-bay, things with a bit more character.
I am not sure how successful this aim will be, but you never know what’s out there plus it will give me something definite to look for when I go mooching.