194 weeks and 6 days {HomeSense Christmas party}

Last week I met up with one of my blogging besties, Sarah, for a night away in Birmingham and the HomeSense Christmas party.

I’ve barely been at home over the last few weeks — there have been press days and workshops — and I feel as though I’m thoroughly behind on everything.

That said, it was really lovely to get away, despite the fact that Sarah and I had a bit of a nightmare with our hotel booking.

It could have been utterly disastrous, if it weren’t for the lovely staff there. I’m not going to dwell too much on it — other than to say I shan’t be booking anything Last Minute again.

The party more than made up for the challenging day that preceded it though.

It was held at a fabulous venue called the Lost & Found, in the enticingly named ‘Bar Behind The Bookcase’.

Such a cool place; a little gem with a fabulously eclectic decor, that really showed the HomeSense Christmas decorations off to the best advantage.

Behind the scenes at the HomeSense Christmas bloggers party

HomeSense Christmas party

HomeSense Christmas party

My blogging buddy Sarah {Extraordinary Chaos} and me (looking like a crazy mad-woman).


Festive cocktails.

HomeSense Christmas party

Best. Lights. Ever.

HomeSense Christmas party

All that glitters.

HomeSense Christmas party

Waiter! There’s a flower in my drink!?

HomeSense Christmas party

Behind the scenes at the HomeSense Christmas blogger party 2017

HomeSense Christmas party

Peace. Man.

HomeSense Christmas party

Christmas belles — lovely Donna from Like Love Do and Fiona from Styleophileuk.

HomeSense Christmas party

The holly and the ivy.  And one very cool light.

HomeSense Christmas party

Bloggers gonna blog.

HomeSense Christmas party

Life through my lens — this is what I was looking at in the last photo, oddly enough!

It was so lovely to hang out with some lovely like-minded people. Really nice to finally meet up with Home Etc regulars Lins {Boo and Maddie} and Jane {Maflingo} and also the lovely Amanda {Ana Mum Diary}.  Needless to say, after being treated to such a festive feast for the eyes I’m now feeling very Christmassy indeed. I’m so looking forward to dragging our decorations out of hiding this weekend!

It’s well documented that I’m not a huge fan of the colder months but I really LOVE Christmas. Any excuse to throw glitter and sparkle at every available surface is welcomed by me.

Pop along to HomeSense for even more festive frippery; whether your style is minimalist, Scandi, rustic or — like mine — a little bit of everything (definitely more is more at Christmas), they’ve got all you need to make your Christmas home merry and bright.

Thanks so much to HIBS100 and HomeSense for organising such a smashing do. We had a (glitter)ball. This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Kerry
    30th Nov 2016 / 7:17 am

    You took some really gorgeous photos!! It’s was such a lovely venue and great to meet you xxx

    • 30th Nov 2016 / 9:28 am

      Aaaah it was SO lovely to meet you finally Kerry!!! No idea HOW I got any photos at all to be honest!! The light was so poor and I was more interested in drinking fizz and chatting to you guys!!! LOL!!! xx

  2. 30th Nov 2016 / 11:58 am

    What a fun night! I love events for a chance to catch up and see new things.

    • 1st Dec 2016 / 11:44 am

      It was such a lovely night Claire!! So nice to meet up with everyone — made all the better by the cocktails!!! ;)

  3. 1st Dec 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Oh, again with the gorgeous photos! I adore the snow globe one! So lovely to finally meet you! #homeetc

    • 7th Dec 2016 / 11:31 am

      Thanks lovely — it was really good to meet you finally!! So nice to put a real person to the blog :)

  4. 4th Dec 2016 / 11:04 am

    Aw it was such a fab event, very chilled and lovely to meet some fab bloggers and hang out with you. And ha ha the hotel looking back it was so funny but at the time hmm xx

    • 6th Dec 2016 / 10:35 am

      It was SO good wasn’t it! Lovely to spend time with you, even though the hotel experience was a disaster.

  5. 5th Dec 2016 / 7:05 pm

    FAB photos it looked amazing :) Sorry I missed it (and you!). Thanks for a fab year hosting the Home Etc link up and for all your hard work..I love hosting with you! :) xx


    Jess xx

    • 23rd Jan 2017 / 11:04 am

      Just catching up now!! Ah I was sad you missed it too!! And SNAP! Here’s to another fab year! x

  6. 5th Dec 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Your pictures are amazing! I spent most of the time talking so didn’t get to take that many.
    Lovely seeing you again, let’s organise a meet up in the new year

    • 6th Dec 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thanks Elena — I’m not sure how!!! I didn’t think I’d taken many at all!! Pleasantly surprised when I checked my camera back!! ;)

  7. 6th Dec 2016 / 10:22 am

    Ooh, it looks beautiful! I wish I could’ve made it, but I just had too much on! x #HomeEtc

  8. 6th Dec 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Sounds like a great event, I LOVE HomeSense and their Christmas items are great too. I have found so many items for my home there.

    • 7th Dec 2016 / 11:16 am

      SNAP!!! I think most of my home has been decked out with HomeSense product!! :)

  9. 6th Dec 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time, I am so disappointed that I couldn’t make the invite, it would have been fab to have met you. x

    • 7th Dec 2016 / 11:15 am

      Aah it was SO good!!!! Would have been fab to have met you Caroline — next time for sure!! :)

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