Deck the Halls

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Christmas rug and bear cushion are already on my wishlist for next year!

How cute is that Christmas pudding ornament?

Look at the date! 

Can you believe Christmas is only one week away? ONE WEEK!
December (October and November too if you ask me) has flown by. My favorite time of year is almost over.
Luckily, we end every year with a festive season. Nothing makes me happier than Christmas time. If I would live by myself I would play Christmas songs around the house as early as October!

Every November, I make my Christmas wishlist and I start searching for the perfect gifts for my beloved ones.

I was browsing through ASOS to find the perfect winter scarf when I found this red beauty. After some research on the internet, I came across ‘Johnstons of Elgin’.

I love finding out more about the history of a brand. I find it fascinating how a brand changes (or doesn’t change) over the years. Yes, I love my Yardley soap, my Nivea Face cream and my vintage Delvaux bag. Brands with a lot of history.

“With a rich history dating back to 1797, heritage brand ‘Johnstons of Elgin’ are renowned for manufacturing the finest cashmere cloth, knitwear and accessories. Sourcing their premium cashmere from farmers in Inner Mongolia, they look to sustainability of the herds and good pastures to ensure for luxury blends. ‘Johnstons’ offer impeccable craftsmanship across a contemporary edit of knitted scarves, socks and hats.” (from the ASOS website)

I immediately ordered the Christmas catalog and fell in love with it! This is how Christmas is supposed to look like. Cozy, snug and with a lot of tartan!

So, if you are still searching for a gift for that special someone, you can’t go wrong with a classic item from ‘Johnstons of Elgin’.

As I’m writing this by the Christmas tree, I can already see a present with my name on it. My little finger tells me it may be the red scarf. Thank you, Santa!

I hope you will have a lovely weekend baking Christmas cookies and drinking eggnog!


Note; This isn’t a sponsored post. I just really wanted to share this with you.


  1. so cute!

  2. zo een schattige spullen!! En de ornamenten zijn echt geweldig! OOoh zo schattig! haha ik heb gisteren al een pakje mogen opendoen :) Hoop dat de sjaal erin zit ;)

  3. SO BEAUTIFUL...SO CHRISTMAS! your put just put a smile on my face

  4. Wat een leuke foto's, geeft me echt een kerstgevoel!

  5. I just found your blog and I am soo glad it did! it is simply charming!

  6. such a nice post!!!everything is so magical!!!

  7. 'tis the season to be jolly, ta la la la la la la la la.
    I love Christmas.

  8. very great book for my xmas gift made by heart


  9. Christmas is really so close!! And oh, that catalog! I love Christmas catalogs.

  10. I'm big on brands that have something interesting about them and a real history. Thanks so much for sharing this, it's all so beautiful and truly festive (without the tackiness that a lot of labels attribute to the holidays now)! Beautiful pics as always :)

    Alexandra xo

  11. Ooo die dekentjes en die sjaalen zijn zo mooi!! Echt prachtig. Wie zou hier nu niet blij mee zijn :)
    Binnen 3 daagjes zie ik je terug!! *Excited*


  12. I adore all these photos! Thanks for commenting on my post. X

  13. How fast is the time going??! It's so scray how fast christmas has come by. Worrying!! X

  14. I haven't gotten around to drinking any eggnog yet! I now officially have to:p

  15. nice post, so sweet!!!
    I'm from Brazil and I really enjoyed your blog! I have one too, and I hope u like it! xxxxx, D


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