Everybody is saying it..."Hasn't Christmas come around quickly this year"? Like every year. The year seems to gather momentum after March and then before you know it, you're getting the Christmas tree out from the back of the shed.
As per usual, I have left everything until the last minute... so I am heading online to source gifts, avoiding all the Christmas crowds.... "and germs".... as Sheldon from 'The Big Bang Theory' would say (thanks to that show, my little one wants to be a physicist, thank you very much... or a Mathemetician.... still tossing up.. oh well, he's still only 9). I digress.
Soooo, I thought I'd do a shout out to all my lovely sponsors on my side bar and share with you some of my favourites from their stores..... seeing I am currently foraging through all their wares!
I found this gorgeous 'Black Linen Ruffle Cushion Cover' (above) over at 'The White Shed', for $40. It's also available in white and beige. Looks beautiful on both classical and modern pieces. You can find it HERE.
Over at the 'Decorating Emporium', I have my eye on this pretty 'Hampton's Blue Platter'. For $25, you can't go wrong. I think this would be perfect on a dresser, draped in jewels. I love keeping all my pretties laid out on a tray. You can find it HERE.
Julie-Ann at the Emporium also runs the very popular 'Decorating Forum'. She's a busy girl. Pop over and say hi at the 'Forum' HERE.
Look at this darling 'Mondo Cherry' artwork. This is one of their mini ones. Those girls are amazing. Every artwork is hand cut from vintage illustrations from damaged children's books. They have heaps to choose from, starting with the gorgeous little leaf one, HERE.
'Sam and I' has a beautiful range of children's pyjamas and lounge wear. Of course, I always make a beeline to the boys section, being a 'blue household' and all. My boys live in singlets when at home...too hot for shirts in the height of summer ..and their Mother won't let them walk around without shirts on. These boy's singlets are seriously stylish and Mimi even makes them up to Size 14, my big boys size! You can see Mimi's range HERE.
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Righto, I'm online shopping today. I'm going to get this Christmas thing organised once and for all.