This year however I won’t be putting out my vintage Christmas decorations or the tree that I bought last year as they will no doubt be destroyed by the kittens so I will be using the ancient Christmas tree that is in the garage (hopefully it’s still ok as not used it in a few years) and I have also bought a few new decorations to go on it making sure that they are unbreakable, not likely to cause a foreign body or be a choking hazard. Can’t believe I’m actually risk assessing tree decorations before I buy them! If you want to know what kitten-safe decorations look like please read on.
Although I don’t need another Christmas tablecloth I loved this vintage bauble patterned one from Cath Kidston, it is made of oilcloth so means that any spillages are easily wiped up and I also thought that it would be a lovely backdrop for my Christmas blog photos. The Robin patterned flutes also have some of the vintage baubles on them too, I thought these would be ideal for drinking our Christmas fizz out of.
I do love fawns as they have a vintage feel to them and I ordered this Aqua glittered one from Paperchase last month when I ordered my gift wrap, isn’t he cute? He also comes in yellow and pink colours too.
This is the third year in a row that I have bought my festive bedding from Asda, they are only £12 for a double which is a very good price and seems to be decent enough quality too as I have washed my other ones a few times and so far they haven’t fallen to bits. This is the Showtime Characters set and has a Santa, fawn, elves and penguin print, it has a vintage look to it so obviously it appealed to me. They didn’t have any of the co-ordinating cushions left so I went for the small cushion with a vintage Santa and fawn print to it, although it’s not supposed to match it still goes really well together.
Now onto my kitten-friendly decorations; every year I pick up a few decorations from Accessorize and I hang them on my little Christmas tree in our bedroom and this year I picked up a glittery gingerbread girl and penguin as well as an enamelled gingerbread house that I used in an upcoming DIY post.
From B & Q I saw this cute cat stocking with a felt grey cat wearing a Santa hat motif and I thought it looked just like Violet so I had to get her that, I am now on the look out for a black and white cat one for Freddie so that he isn’t feeling left out. The copper stag ornament is also from there too, I did buy it for the aforementioned DIY but it was too big for that so on the tree it will go.
I walked passed The White Company and saw that they were having a 20% off weekend so I went in, I picked up the battery operated star fairy lights and two beaded heart tree decorations. I did love a lot of their things but I did find some of their products quite pricey even with 20% off.
Here are a few of the decorations being tested by Quality Control:
Have you bought new decorations this year? Where is your favourite place to get them from?