mardi 21 décembre 2010

Feels Like Christmas

I finally had time to do some Christmas decorating - say yey! After my 16-month-old spring roll made the Christmas tree in one of the village cafés come crashing down (yes, she is that kind of toddler), I decided to skip the tree in the house, and concentrate on decorating in areas high enough that she can't reach.

Here's a shot of the fireplace, which we dressed up with the branches I saved from the weeping willow that was felled by a storm this autumn; a bird by Abby Glassenberg, some of my own plush fruits, and cute little animal ornaments made from polymer clay by Heartshaped Creations. There are also vintage objects - my collection of vintage white ceramic horses; keys, a pocketwatch, and two miniature copper cups. I'm quite pleased with how it all turned out.

I'm excited for Christmas day to come, because then my husband and I get to give out the presents we chose, most of which were made by local artists and artisans. That which I am most excited about is the wooden rocking horse we got spring roll Lilou, who loves riding horses on carousels. The horse she'll be getting is painted white, and looks really pretty. And the box it comes in is bigger than she is! I'll post pictures when the wrapping paper has been cleared away.

I hope you're all swinging into the Christmas spirit. It took me time, but I definitely am in a holiday mood now!

3 commentaires:

Le Vélo Noir a dit…

You have a VERY lovely set up on your mantelpiece. I love the festive red color against the winter white and the dark wood.

Yes, Christmas is a few days away and I have yet to set up my little «sapin de noel» in my Seattle flat. I'm going down to my parents for the holidays. They have a tree, a manger scene, lights and everything set up hence my lack of motivation to decorate. The spirit is in my heart though.

Maligayang Pasko :)

~3iNnA~ a dit…

I love your fireplace. I didn't set it up yet and hoping to do it tonight. I did it last year.

thanks for sharing...

Kuutydruk a dit…

Your Christmas decorations are very beautiful and Springroll-safe :) Merry Christmast to you and your family, Apol! :)