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Monday, 6 January 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2013

This year, Christmas was a little different to the usual - it was the first time I’d ever been away from my family and the first ever Christmas in our own home. It certainly felt special, even if it was a little bit odd to just be the two of us. We didn’t feel quite ready to host Christmas ourselves, so we woke up, exchanged our gifts and got ready to face the day; carting ourselves around visiting as many family members as we could, together. It was so lovely and one of my favourites Christmases to date.

When you get to my age (that makes me sound ancient, I’m not), you don’t really need anything. Gone are the days of hand scribbled, book length Christmas lists - if we need something we buy it, simples. However this year when the question was asked ‘what do you want?’, there was definitely a running theme...House stuff.
Since moving in to our home we’ve filled it with all the necessities, you know like a bed, sofa and washing machine but it has been missing that personal touch. Moving house costs such a lot of money, especially when you have to buy everything from scratch – so some much needed nick-nacks to make a house feel like a home were what we truly wanted.
I’ve taken a few snaps of my favourite gifts, but if you’d like to see everything I received you can find it all over on my YouTube channel, along with a lengthily ramble (of course).


I’m particularly nosy for this kind of thing, so if you’ve put together a video or a blog post on what you got for Christmas I would really love to see it!

47 comments:

Robyn said...

I love that swan vase, and the fox shopping bag is so cute!

Robyn // Beauty & The Closet

Asha said...

I love all the home bits - especially that candle snuffer! I never knew I needed one til now :P Your house is so beautiful :)
I've done posts on what I got for Christmas from Lush and Urban Decay - it was a good beauty Christmas here!
The Oxford Owl

Sara Chergui said...

You had so many cute items here ! Love the nail polish, looks so chic !
Sara,
http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

Jo said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas! I really enjoyed reading this post and watching the video. Your gifts are all gorgeous - my favourites are the sweetie jar and candle snuffer, though I found it hard to decide! I think it was a wonderful idea to ask for gifts to make your house a home. I can't wait until I can do something similar :)

I recently did a similar post but after seeing this I really need to work on my design and photography skills!

Happy new year : )

Jo xxx

shewearsburgundy.blogspot.co.uk

Jo said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas! I really enjoyed reading this post and watching the video. Your gifts are all gorgeous - my favourites are the sweetie jar and candle snuffer, though I found it hard to decide! I think it was a wonderful idea to ask for gifts to make your house a home. I can't wait until I can do something similar :)

I recently did a similar post but after seeing this I really need to work on my design and photography skills!

Happy new year : )

Jo xxx

shewearsburgundy.blogspot.co.uk

estellethea said...

The jar looks great! Especially with all the skittles in it!!!
Estelle x - Let Me Go Xo

Jackie said...

Love the decor pieces and love that nail polish!

Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

Amy said...

This has got to be my favourite of these 'what i got for christmas' posts I've seen :) You got some really lovely and individual gifts :)

Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥ HUGE Giveaway Now on!

Anna Blush said...

This sounds like the perfect Christmas, you got some lovely gifts too xx

http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

Leigh - OBVIOUSLEIGH said...

You got some may lovely things - I love the swan vase <3 Leigh xo
www.obviousleigh.co.uk

BlushCrush said...

Defo going to watch the video now, I'm a new follower so definitely want to check out your channel too.
If you want to see my post, link is below xx

http://www.blushcrush.co.uk/2013/12/father-christmas-has-been.html

Megan Lillie said...

Ooooh Chance is such a gorgeous scent <3 I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!

Megan xxx
Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

Cat said...

love your fox bag! well done your nanny x

Tabitha said...

Really enjoyed this video, and I love this post! I've found 'What I got for Christmas'-type posts really hard to photograph in the past, but this is spot on. And that sweetie jar! Perfection!

- Tabitha at Scared Toast x

Nicole Sage said...

You got some gorgeous presents! The swan vase is my favourite definitely need to purchase it :) xx
www.sleek-chic.co.uk

Rebecca Jane said...

Loved watching your video - you got such lovely bits for your home :)

right-up-my-street.blogspot.com

xxx

MicroscopeBeauty said...

I completely love how you did this post!

Hev said...

My Christmas presents this year were definitely a lot more home focused too, it's nice to receive lots of little bits that, like you say, make a house a home. I'll ignore the fact my parents put money towards a fridge freezer, I guess you need the practical (and boring!) things too!

Síle Murphy said...

All your gifts are lovely - your taste has obviously rubbed off on your friends and family! I can't get over the fox bag though - it's beautiful! x

Jessie-Ann Lewis said...

You have received the cutest gifts! Love them :)
www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

Grace Brown said...

That fox bag is just adorable! xx

http://putmeinapartydress.blogspot.co.uk/

daniella-r said...

Everything you got is so beautiful, love that jar and the swan vase!
Daniella x

http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

Lilian said...

The gifts look lovely! I particularly like the diamond brooch and the swan vase! :)
I wrote a post earlier on what I got for Christmas, please feel free to take a look at it! The link is here: http://honeyinthetea.blogspot.hk/2013/12/christmas-goodies-christmas-2013.html

I'm a new follower of your blog and I really enjoy reading your posts! Have a great day!

Cheers from Hong Kong,
Lilian
http://honeyinthetea.blogspot.hk/

Rachel said...

your swan vase is too cute, and a new camera sounds so exciting! i love canon nightshot cameras, they're the best :) i'm so glad i discovered your blog through twitter, love your posts and am your newest follower now!

rachel x
blush&brunch

Megan Beth said...

Thanks Robyn, my nanny certainly is a talented lady! xx

Megan Beth said...

Awe thank you Asha! Candle snuffers are the best - especially the name ;) I'll be sure you check your post out :D xx

Megan Beth said...

The nail polish is divine Sara! Srsly..xx

Megan Beth said...

Thank you Jo :) i really love the sweetie jar too, although it is HUGE haha. Awe, don't be silly, I saw your post and you got some lovely bits :) xxx

Megan Beth said...

Thanks Estelle <3

Megan Beth said...

Thanks Jackie! Me too :)

Megan Beth said...

Awe really? Thank you Amy, so glad that you liked it :) xx

Megan Beth said...

Thank you Anna, hope you had a good one too xxx

Megan Beth said...

Thank you Leigh, that was one of my favourites too :) x

Megan Beth said...

Awe thank you! I will certainly have a nose at your post too! x

Megan Beth said...

I love it Megan! Hope you had a lovely one too xx

Megan Beth said...

Thanks Cat, she's so amazing! x

Megan Beth said...

Thanks lovey. So glad you liked it :D x

Megan Beth said...

Glad you found something you love Nicole :) xx

Megan Beth said...

Thank you Rebecca :) we were very lucky! xx

Megan Beth said...

Awe thank you! xx

Megan Beth said...

Ah yay for home presents Hev! Ah noo way, I'd love a fridge freezer! We currently have a chest freezer and a little undercounter fridge...not the best!x

Megan Beth said...

Ahh I know, she is such a fabulously talented lady :) x

Megan Beth said...

Thanks lovey!x

Megan Beth said...

Isn't it Grace? So lucky! xx

Megan Beth said...

Thank you my love :) xx

Megan Beth said...

Awe welcome Lilian, hope you enjoyed the post :) I'll definitely check out your post! xx

Megan Beth said...

Awe thank you Rachel, so lovely to have you :D xx

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