It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
I've been having fun making our house festive.
I've had these vintage scales for a few months now. They were my dad's and he asked me if I wanted them. They are just lovely and with a few red and silver baubles in them, they are the centrepiece of my Christmas decorations.
The beautiful wooden Christmas sign was a gift from Michele at Knot Too Shabby in LA. It was a very lovely gesture by her and will be a sweet reminder of the inspirational morning I spent with her.
We have a very simple wreath on our front door - vintage ticking bow and little baubles that contrast beautifully with our blue door. I would love a fresh boxwood wreath but have searched high and low and can't find one in Australia. Does anyone know where to find them?
I haven't got around to selling the red cabinet I painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint so I thought I would use it in the hallway for Christmas
(have you entered my paint giveaway yet?)
Pine cones gathered from the park dabbled in silver paint.
I am going to have to sort out some greenery for the dining table.
We aren't having Christmas Day lunch at home but I am hosting a dinner on Christmas Eve so I am thinking of table setting ideas.
Something pretty and simple.
In the meantime I just have some candles and decorations as the centre piece.
On my French sideboard we have our nativity scene.
A good reminder of what Christmas is all about and a reminder to not get caught up in the commercialism of it all.
Australians aren't as big "seasonal decorators" as Americans.
Pre-blogging I would have just put up the Christmas tree and possibly some fairy lights on the front of our house and have been done with it.
Reading blogs have made me think more creatively about my own home. Even more than reading magazines that sometimes seem too unobtainable.
What about you, who inspires you?
Do you go all out with decorating for Christmas?
Do you find that you keep the house neater once it's decorated?
I do, for sure!