Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas decorations

This is the best I could do with photos of my Christmas decorations. This is the first year I've really bothered with any and I made a little bit of an effort. Ideas I've copied or come up with: milk glass brooches as decorations (I don't quite have enough but I lost the will to buy more), roses with hairspray and glitter, painted white willow branches, with mirrored string, starched white doilies, ribbon and gold leaf, and fresh mistletoe. I also really like the dove garland which I bought from Traidcraft.

UPDATE: I joined in with Violet Posy's Christmas decoration carnival - add your decorations too!

22 comments:

Bevie said...

Everything is beautiful Lynne. Come visit me when you have the time!!!
Bevie
http://bevie2u2.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Just lovely - particularly like the fresh mistletoe and bird garland.

Thanks for sharing.

iheartsnark said...

Beautiful! Love the monochromatic look...classy and calming, especially needed this time of year!

Sherry @ Young House Love said...

So pretty and festive! And speaking of getting into the spirit of the season, you totally made our year by including us in your roundup of top design blogs for The Times. Seriously we're still pinching ourselves! Thank you from the bottom of our home-improvement-lovin' hearts. We wish you a very happy holiday and a warm tea-filled new year!

xo,
Sherry (& John)

Callie Grayson said...

very pretty! adore the dove garland:)

erin said...

love your mistletoe! merry, merry!

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skirts and wellies said...

Love the beautiful dove garland. I've posted mine over at Violet Posy's Christmas Decorations carnival. Maybe I'll see you there. Hey! Anna's here. Hi Anna.

Faff Around said...

I just came across your blog and enjoyed my morning coffee while perusing it. Lovely, especially all of the vintage "bits". I love the peek into Britain garnered through your blog.

Lisa-Marie said...

Beautiful!

Jessie Fincham said...

ooh i love your blog! i was on a blog hop and just discovered you! :)

Melissa Blake said...

How beautiful and perfectly festive!

kelly said...

such festive pretties! the doilies are so sweet like little snowflakes...definitely worth the effort. wishing you a very merry christmastime! Xx

Patchwork Harmony said...

very lovely! :)
I especially like the starched doilies! x

Jessica said...

I love the idea of decorating a tree with broches (and perhaps other jewelry, too). I have a collection of gorgeous pieces that I always feel a little guilty about never wearing--this would be a great way to let everyone enjoy them while keeping them special. Thank you for posting such gorgeous ideas!

Katherine Lee said...

looks so lovely to me! hope you have a beautiful holiday, although it looks as though you already are.

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Dollies are fab, Happy Christmas to you.
Karen x

Liz@Violet Posy said...

They are so pretty! I love Roses at Christmas you can't beat them. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Very pretty...I think you might see some lacey paper doilies in my house next Christmas!

Claire Marie said...

Lovely! Gorgeous photography. This was my first visit to your blog, but I'll most certainly be visiting again :)

http://tea-breaks.blogspot.com

GlitterGlimps said...

Hi there, adorable pictures, great blog!

Enjoy your tea ....

Warmest wishes,

Saskia Kok

Ellie Tennant said...

lovely decorations Lynne. I recognise that little vintage bottle! ;) x