Buying Christmas goodies in October (the beginning of October no less!) must be an absolute first for me! Really, it's only been the last two years or so that I've genuinely been excited for Christmas - I think it may be a combination of having my lovely little niece visit at that time of year and a new house that I'm really excited to decorate! We all love having a rummage around TK Maxx right? Well I did a bit of that in the Christmas section at the weekend. Yep, totally bypassing the Halloween section I picked up a fair few bits - impromptu Christmas Haul!
I picked up the Bahoma set of two Noel Noel scented Candles (£9.99) first of all, I love Christmas scents! Label anything as 'Christmas spiced' and I'm sold. The Noel Noel candles are tangerine, nutmeg, berry, fir needle and cinnamon scented. I'm waiting until it gets that bit closer to Christmas before burning them, but these still smell amazing! Actually I blame these candles for getting me in the Christmas spirit!!
I spotted the set of 4 'Cherish The Season' tree decorations (£3.99) thinking the cute little ceramic acorns and pinecones would fit in perfectly with the simple white theme (with a hint of red) I went for last year, which I loved and had already planned to continue with in 2014. The white ceramic Reindeer head (£4.99) has the same chalky feel as the tree decorations. It's the subtlety of this as a Christmas decoration that I really like! Stag heads and antlers have been popular in home decorating for quite a while now, so what better to have around at Christmas times? This may end up on my mantlepiece a bit earlier than what's socially acceptable for Christmas decorations!
Finally I picked up what must be everyone's (right?!) must have purchase for around the Christmas period (well, towards the end of the year anyway). A new diary! I've only ever seen the 'In Tempo Firenze' diaries in TK Maxx, but I've picked up a few notebooks and journals from this brand in TK Maxx before and have found the quality to be really great for the price - this rather large, real leather diary was only £5.99. Predominantly in Italian (hey ho, I'm an italophile and can understand the basics!) this page a day 2015 diary has all the sections you could want, I can't wait to start filling it with notes and appointments!!
Let me know if I'm crazy to have started picking up Christmas bits and bobs already!!