Hello and Welcome to my Christmas home.
If we have been long-time friends you will have seen these pictures and projects before, but if you are a soon-to-be-friend visiting from one of the Bloggy Christmas home tours you can get a quick impression of my style of decorating and crafting this year.
Well since you rang the doorbell you will have seen my Christmas wreath already. But here is a nice close-up anyway.
This Christmas wreath is made out of a homemade twig wreath, that has made several appearances on this blog before. Like here, and here and then again here. For this Christmas she got a special makeover treatment that completely rejuvenated her and made her once again fit for many show-stopping performances here at Songbird.
But don’t just stand there on the doorstep, please come on in. The tea is brewing and the coffee is almost ready. Would you like some Christmas cake to go with that?
This year I got a bit of Scandinavian Christmas fever. So you’ll see a lot of red and white in my Christmas decor. Like my mantel.
My mantel display consisted of my favorite decorating elements: something old (the vintage mirror and gravy bowl), something made (the painted pinecone garland and the paper garlands), and something natural (the hyacinth bulbs that are actually starting to bloom now, and the real greens from my garland). Oh and candles of course. No display without candles.
The red and white theme continues in my Christmas tree. Almost all of my Christmas tree decorations and ornaments are homemade. Some I already made last year (visit my Christmas Home Tour 2010 for more details) and some I made this year.
I think my burlap ornaments win this years price for most unexpected but lucky outcome:
Ok and of course one look at the whole tree too:
I decorated our backyard too. We have a lovely big terrace under a big porch, which makes it perfected for decorating.
In the middle pictures there you can see a fun little craft I did with my windows this year. I made faux ice flowers on my windows to bring back some sentimental childhood memories (without the discomfort of being cold).
And that concludes the highlights of my Christmas decorations this year. Although I think I’ve got at least a couple more craft projects in me.
And if I won’t ‘see’ you anymore before Christmas. Please let me wish you and your loved ones
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!