Monthly Archives: December 2011

I’m dreaming of a white (and green and black) Christmas…

So I’ve finally found the time to take a few pictures and write a post about our Christmas decorations. We’ve been fairly busy around the house – the eagle eyed amongst you will notice that the living room has been painted (Farrow and Ball’s Lamp Room Grey), which I was desperate to have finished before we put all the decorations up.

I’m pretty happy with my white, green and black scheme – although I’ve realised why you can’t buy black baubles for love nor money, and I had to end up making my own. They just don’t  show up against the tree – which could be considered a bit of a fatal flaw in a tree ornament.

I haven’t gone that crazy this year – just a few twists of crepe paper, some home made garlands made of paper fans, and a few hanging globes from Re – but overall I’m pleased with the simplicity of the scheme.




Merry Christmas everyone, and a happy, homely New Year.



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Deck the halls

Okay, the time has come. I can barely contain my excitement – we’re putting up our Christmas decorations this weekend!

I absolutely love it – to me it’s the chance to give your home a completely different look, even if it is just for a few weeks. I get a lot of ribbing from my friends about it (you know who you are!), but it’s really important to me. It’s a chance to express myself creatively in a completely different way, to create something that looks beautiful, and hopefully brings a little bit of Christmas cheer to any visitors to my home.

I’ve decided on a mainly green, black and white colour scheme this year. I’ve had various parcels arriving over the last week – I’m particularly excited about some gorgeous paper globes from Re which arrived yesterday. But I’ve also gone a bit homemade as well, creating some shapes out of salt dough to hang on the tree and painting them black (it appears that black Christmas decorations are quite hard to find; can’t think why).

I’ve also got some crepe paper streamers that I’m planning on using as a garland, and have seen a great idea for paper rosettes which I’m going to make (found in the Sainsbury’s magazine, but originally from the fantastic Christmas Crafting in No Time by Clare Youngs).

So until next week, when I can share this  year’s decorations with you, here’s a little look at how I did things last year:

Here’s wishing happy Christmas decorating to you all!


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