Good evening my lovelies. How was your weekend? Filled with turkey, family, mad shopping and lots of thankful feelings? I hope that all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and of course I hope that the rest of us had a nice time too.
I have carefully and quietly started the Christmas decorating.
Advent was the perfect excuse. I came up with a simple Advent decoration that I put together in minutes. It is the perfect little Advent display you can whip up last minute and keep around as part of your Christmas decorating.
It is kind of not done in the Netherlands to start decorating for Christmas early. We will first celebrate the birthday of St Niklaas and until then you are not supposed to get the Christmas decor out.
I guess it is a good thing I am not a particularly obedient person, because I am definitely going to continue to bring out some Christmas decorations, but just for the sake of it, let’s call them winter decorations. Okay!
If you have a bit more time on your hand and you like to DIY an original Advent decoration you might like my Advent Centerpiece Idea. Or go totally original and different with my Rustic Advent Wreath that Floats in the Air. Or maybe you like my modern Advent Candle Holders. All my Advent projects are easy, relatively quick to make and don’t use fancy materials.
For this little simple Advent vignette I combined some of my favorite elements. Real natural greens like moss and juniper branches, industrial vintage (as in authentically old and used) crate numbers, some sweet mercury silver ornaments, a baking tin from my mom (it brings back so many memories of hot apple pie! Sweet!) and of course candles.
Really this was such an easy and quick vignette to do. Just what I needed to ease into the Christmas season. Loving my simple Advent decoration!