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November 29, 2011

Shabby Chic Christmas

Filed under: Work Rest & Play. — Ashley Morrison @ 8:32 pm
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As we near the end of November, we finished our second Christmas home shoot for the 2012 publications – well ahead of schedule.

The nice thing about the current trend for Christmas styling is that basically anything goes – be it cozy traditional, ultra-modern or as in this case…
Christmas at Amanda and Keith McGuile's Victorian terrace which overlooks Bangor Marina in County Down.
.. shabby chic in pastel colours.
A huge amount of work always goes into getting a home ready for any magazine shoot; however, Christmas shoots always require that wee bit more… or in some cases, a lot more, especially if it’s being specifically set-up for just that one day.

So hats off to Amanda & Keith for all their hard work here – because they sure did a superb job. And even throughout the day, it was all hands-on board…
.. which was great – because as they say: many hands make light work – and with the days being short, it was much appreciated. However, I think their little boy, Bailie, enjoyed the day the most – as it was like ‘Christmas had come early’ for him.
So he helped his mum decorate the tree…
Amanda McGuile with her son Bailey in their Victorian terrace which overlooks Bangor Marina in County Down at Christmas time.
.. and even helped Marie with the props…
eating the props
.. by eating a few of them 🙂

Seriously though, it was a lovely shoot – so would just like to say a big thanks – we will keep you posted – and in the meantime, a very Merry Christmas from Marie & me @

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