Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A Very 70s Christmas

We hosted a little soiree t'other evening, to mark the festive season and for an excuse (as if we needed one) to have a little drinkipoos with friends before we all go our separate ways for Christmas. 

Christmas tree and a Holiday Armadillo...

Thankfully, the parents had been to stay the week before and in that time painted and wallpapered our living room, bringing us one step closer to realising the vision we have for the space.

Now, as you'll remember from my post a couple of weeks ago, the decision to go green or go orange was causing chaos (in my mind), but I can now reveal - we went for orange. The warmer, less severe choice of the two, with the Farrow & Ball Indian Yellow complement on the surrounding three walls.

Glassware and ink-spot artwork gallery 
Whilst the room isn't nearly finished yet, it's a start. Next up, we need to find a fabric we like for the curtains Mama will make us, we need to give the paint a third and final coat (when the decorations are down in the new year) and then we need to replace all our furniture - starting with the sofas. But, we're well on our way. 

To celebrate the 1970s contemporary inspiration behind our d├ęcor, we served a retro spread for our guests. Mature cheddar and pineapple on sticks, home-made mince meat puffs, pigs-in-blanket-cocktail-sausages, mini quiches and puff pastry pies, "assorted party mix" and a gorgeous spiced apple Christmas punch in glass punch cups a la your grandmother's Boxing day buffet.

"Do you know what they call Bombay Mix in Bombay?... Mix."

Merry Christmas!