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Let these Festive Tunes Inspire your Christmas Interior

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Listening to the radio whilst I'm driving to the office, I'm entertained by an array of festive tunes. From the classics to the more modern creations, there are jingles and joy and love and hope. Christmas is a season where our senses are brought alive, the aromas of a real Christmas trees, the delectable treats to devour and of course the tunes we singing along to as our day ticks by. I wanted to celebrate the song through interiors, I've tried to capture the essence of each tune through accessories and furnishings, in a hope that this will be a post that you will sing along to. All I want for Christmas is you Of course the Mariah Carey version. "I don't want a lot for Christmas There is just one thing I need I don't care about the presents Underneath the Christmas tree." The song is about love, of being at a Christmas party and wishing that certain someone you have been dreaming about will find you under the mistletoe. I've found a lovely collection of 'Love' pieces for falling in love with this Christmas. [caption id="attachment_4273" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Love Star Shaped Christmas Decoration, INSPACES £5.00 Love Star Shaped Christmas Decoration, INSPACES £5.00[/caption] Maybe the certain someone will leave this under your tree. [caption id="attachment_4283" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Love Sayings Mug, The Contemporary Home £12.75 Love Sayings Mug, The Contemporary Home £12.75[/caption] Sadly we don't see many of these around anymore but there is something hopelessly romantic about receiving a love letter. [caption id="attachment_4271" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Love Letters Wallet Purse, Cloth-ears.co.uk £19.99 Love Letters Wallet Purse, Cloth-ears.co.uk £19.99[/caption] Now who sang this again? [caption id="attachment_4267" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Love Is All You Need embroidered cushion, Barbara Coupe £55.00 Love Is All You Need embroidered cushion, Barbara Coupe £55.00[/caption]   We wish you a merry Christmas Many of you parents, like me, will have been attending your child's Christmas show this week. The finale of my son's nativity was 'We wish you a merry Christmas'. It struck me that this classic song has stood the test of time, like vintage pieces that we put in our home, they not only work but are very much loved. This song can't help but put a smile on your face, it really makes us 'merry'. [caption id="attachment_4282" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Merry Berry Felt Placemat, Poundland £1.00 Merry Berry Felt Placemat, Poundland £1.00[/caption] This beautiful Rustic plaque is decorated with the words of the song, a perfect piece for your seasonal decor collection. [caption id="attachment_4279" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Merry Christmas Wooden Wall Plaque, Melody Maison £10.95 Merry Christmas Wooden Wall Plaque, Melody Maison £10.95[/caption] Delicate yet strong this wooden box sign is simply beautiful. [caption id="attachment_4280" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Heaven Sends Merry Christmas Cut Out Wooden Box Sign, MOLLIE & FRED £8.99 Heaven Sends Merry Christmas Cut Out Wooden Box Sign, MOLLIE & FRED £8.99[/caption] Another simple and pretty accessory is the Scandi themed tea light holder. [caption id="attachment_4285" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Merry Christmas Wooden Tea Light Holder, The Contemporary Home £5.00 Merry Christmas Wooden Tea Light Holder, The Contemporary Home £5.00[/caption]   Last Christmas Children of the 80's will have this song ingrained in their subconscious. It was the song of the slow dance, and we all loved it. "Last Christmas I gave you my heart But the very next day you gave it away. This year To save me from tears I'll give it to someone special." It's not the happiest of Christmas songs as we know, it was hard to find unhappy interiors but here we go! This little dog looks like he is waiting for 'someone special'. Display your favourite photos, images and sayings on this vibrant ceramic tile. Use as a trivet or to decorate your home. Great for holiday, wedding and office gifts. [caption id="attachment_4270" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Sad little christmas dog ceramic tiles, Zazzle £11.95 Sad little christmas dog ceramic tiles, Zazzle £11.95[/caption] This print is a great idea, now obviously these children have been sent to bed early. [caption id="attachment_4269" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Personalised Christmas Traditions Print, Betsy Benn Designs £32.00 Personalised Christmas Traditions Print, Betsy Benn Designs £32.00[/caption] Now I wonder if the owner of this sign is expecting to be on the naughty list? [caption id="attachment_4284" align="aligncenter" width="547"]It's a long Story Sign, The Contemporary Home £5.00 It's a long Story Sign, The Contemporary Home £5.00[/caption]

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

I may be a grown up but I still love the magic and sparkle of the season. I still get excited on Christmas Eve, I can't wait to see the wonders unfold the next day and seeing my loved ones faces come alive. We celebrate the night before Christmas and of course the big man himself.

"T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse."

[caption id="attachment_4272" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Christmas Card - Twas the Night, HoneyTreeBespoke.com £16.00 Christmas Card - Twas the Night, HoneyTreeBespoke.com £16.00[/caption]

For something a little different, I found this fabulous Christmas Eve Bag.

[caption id="attachment_4277" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Personalised Christmas Eve Bag, Lou Brown Designs £13.95 Personalised Christmas Eve Bag, Lou Brown Designs £13.95[/caption]

Bring Father Christmas alive with this fantastic wall sticker, it looks striking against the red wall.

[caption id="attachment_4274" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Colour In Father Christmas Wall Stickers, INSPACES £14.99 Colour In Father Christmas Wall Stickers, INSPACES £14.99[/caption]

Father Christmas has arrived, and as he appears from your fireplace he is delighted to see you have left a little treat for him.

[caption id="attachment_4278" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Santa thank you plate, Marbletree £35.00 Santa thank you plate, Marbletree £35.00[/caption]  

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

We couldn't forget Father Christmas's red nosed friend.

[caption id="attachment_4281" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Rudolph Heat Change Mug, Not on the High Street £9.50 Rudolph Heat Change Mug, Not on the High Street £9.50[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4266" align="aligncenter" width="595"]Autrement Dit Eternel Reindeer Cushion, Occa-Home £52.00 Autrement Dit Eternel Reindeer Cushion, Occa-Home £52.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4276" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Rudolph Sign, live laugh love ltd £3.95 Rudolph Sign, live laugh love ltd £3.95[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4286" align="aligncenter" width="611"]Scandi Chic Felt Reindeer Head, The Lifestyle Boutique £42.00 Scandi Chic Felt Reindeer Head, The Lifestyle Boutique £42.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4268" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Reindeer Names Cushion, Barbara Coupe £65.00 Reindeer Names Cushion, Barbara Coupe £65.00[/caption]  

Fairytale of New York

We are going to end with the song that always seems to top the 'favourite Christmas song' lists.

"They've got cars big as bars They've got rivers of gold But the wind goes right through you It's no place for the old When you first took my hand On a cold Christmas Eve You promised me Broadway was waiting for me"

I may not have Broadway but I have the New York Giants.

[caption id="attachment_4264" align="aligncenter" width="620"]New York Giants Light Up Led Sparkle Plaid Christmas Ornament, Amaxon £9.00 New York Giants Light Up Led Sparkle Plaid Christmas Ornament, Amazon £9.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4265" align="aligncenter" width="620"]New York Giants NFL 2013 Candy Cane Ornament, Amazon £7.79 New York Giants NFL 2013 Candy Cane Ornament, Amazon £7.79[/caption] New York, full of exciting and incredible landmarks can now have a place within your home. [caption id="attachment_4275" align="aligncenter" width="413"]New York Map Cushion, Jan Constantine £128.50 New York Map Cushion, Jan Constantine £128.50[/caption] And so as we end of tuneful inspirational post, I bring you a Christmas scene from New York to keep you caroling for more. [caption id="attachment_4288" align="aligncenter" width="616"]    A Christmas Card from New York City, RedBubble £13.00 A Christmas Card from New York City, RedBubble £13.00[/caption]

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