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Christmas Decorations

Having to put up my Christmas decorations in 15 minute bursts between more important tasks. Mantelpiece finally looking festively cute!

I started putting my Christmas decorations up pretty early because I was really excited and also I love how cosy it makes everything look at night. I’ve been so busy with work though, that I’ve been throwing things together in 15 minute bursts. Luckily, I already keep half my decorations up all year because my snowman lights, pompom garland and snowman ornaments are too cute to put away in storage. I still can’t bear to take down my ghost garland either!


The mantelpiece is my favourite and has all my little ornaments I’ve collected, including a Hello Kitty stocking plush and the Christmas Pikachu. Above are my very favourites – a Decole stamper, Paperchase nesting dolls, Star Momiji doll and a felted snowman I got at Tokyo Design Festa, who survived the plane home in an empty Rilakkuma soup carton.


The Christmas ‘Chu! Believe it or not, I bought this from a Tesco in Inverness.


My beloved snowman solitaire is out on display too. I hate playing solitaire though, so I may have to think of a more fun way to use all these adorable snowmen in a decoration for next year.


And here’s my Christmas tree! I just bought a cheap plastic one from Asda, though it does have lights built in, which has saved me some time and expense. It sits in the window normally, but that’s terrible for photos. I’ve been collecting decorations for years – some are from gashapon in Japan, some are from Paperchase and others are handmade by me or friends.


Some nighttime pics. The angel on the top was made by my sister, and the pudding is the one I stitched myself (get a kit or chart!). You can kind of see the pretty glittery multicoloured tinsel I got from Paperchase too.


Korilakkuma deer and Paperchase pudding are two of my favourite decorations.

Unpacked my Christmas decorations!

Here’s all my decorations when I unpacked them. So cute!

I still need a wreath for the door (I was mega excited to spot a hook on there), but I haven’t seen one I like that isn’t crazy expensive. Maybe I’ll have time to make one once all my orders are out.

Updated cookie ornament postcards are in the shop, and on my tree!

If your own tree is lacking some cute, my ornament postcards are back in stock in a proper thick card, for just £1 each.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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