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.
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!
For this little advent vignette I combined some of my favorite elements. Real natural elements 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.
And y’ll might have missed it, but I made a little announcement last week. Today is actually the first day of another little series I am writing. This time the series will be 12 Days of Christmas decorations. And I have some wonderful bloggers who are joining me in writing a Christmas series. All together we will have you pretty prepared for all aspects of Christmas.
Carisa from the blog 1+1+1=1 will lead you in a lot of Christmas Homeschool Fun
Jenn, otherwise known as The Thrifty Mama will provide you with Tips for a Healthy Holiday
Rachel from Surviving the Stores will make sure that we will be staying on budget and Saving Money
If you are traveling over the holidays Mom’s Travel Tips will sure come in handy.
Of course there is no such thing as a good Christmas party without good food and Lynn has been cooking up some wonderful Christmas Recipes for us in Lynn’s Kitchen.
Jessica from Life as Mom has come up with some wonderful ideas for Christmas Family Fun
And Jennifer – the Happy Housewife – will inspire us to make Homemade Christmas Gifts
So get your little clicking finger ready and start clicking those links, the other first day posts will be up soon too.
So I guess….