Christmas Countdown November 06 2014

I found myself buying the first Christmas present yesterday which brought me out in hives thinking of all the things I need to get organised before our Christmas guests arrive in just four weeks time.

Firstly I need to clear out the kid’s toys and organise everything in the whole house… no mean feat then!

I recently purchased these beautiful and unique vintage boulangerie baskets for storage. They look great and they are really robust for organising the kid’s paraphernalia.

They also make handy storage for vegetables in the larder, pinecones and wood for the fire and even blankets (blankets are a must for us as our home in France is freezing in winter!)

Having enjoyed a balmy autumn here in Annecy, the temperatures are now dropping and the kid’s coats are strewn all over the floor… tell me it’s not just my kids that dump them and walk off!! This classic coat hook would provide plenty of hanging space for the family’s coats and guests too over the festive period.

I’m a big believer in introducing kids to vintage as they learn from an early age how to respect items, especially pieces that have survived the test of time. With that in mind, we have some fab vintage items ideal for a little girl’s bedroom. From dolls chairs to a buggies and high chairs.

And not forgetting the boys we have vintage scooters, tricycles, maps and a retro croquet set. Perfect for keeping active boys entertained over the holidays.