Welcome sweet friends to my Christmas home tour of 2012.
I am sure that when you walk up to my front door you notice the color scheme of my decorations. White, gold, and silver with lots of natural elements, a buck load of twigs and pine cones and some evidence of a crafty spirit.
There is more of that to come, so please step inside….
The Christmas season is welcomed with a little Advent decoration. Of course by now the second and even third candle have been lit.
The materials for my Christmas decorations this year were mostly free because I gathered them during walks in the woods, my garden and some local parks.
It is amazing what you can turn, these natural elements into with a bit of creativity.
In front of our French doors into the garden there are a collection of twig and bark stars dangling in the air.
These stars chime in well, with the main decoration on my mantel.
A homemade twig star all lit up with tiny lights.
This is the kind of easy, light and rather simple look I like so much. It is also evident in the way I set up a little vignette. Just cluster some nice elements together and don’t make too much of a fuss about it.
This little vignette turned out particularly well.
It fits in nicely with our laid back and easy-going Christmas tree.
The tree is decorated with mostly homemade decorations and a few glass ornaments that have been collected through the years.
Instead of a tree skirt we decided to use two painted suitcases as a tree stand.
Of course let’s not forget what Christmas really means..
A little nativity silhouette vignette made with simple paper sandwich bags.
Most of my Christmas decor is homemade. I did quite a bit of crafting this year. Like my twig stars and a matching twig candle stick, a branch Christmas card display tree, and a garland from felt stars.
A lot of my crafting also involved working with the natural greens I had collected. In fact I decorated my backyard porch with them. Our living room looks out on this terrace and it is the side of the house we use most to enter. So I gave my garden a healthy dose of Christmas decor too.
Wow looking at all of it this way, I did quite a lot already. No wonder I have been so tired 😉
I guess some napping is in order. Good thing my bedroom is such a nice place to retreat into these days.
My repurposed wood headboard is decorated with the wool felt garland and with stars made from stiffened doilies.
And a little vignette on a side table, lots of sparkly lights and extra pillows and blankets, make this the perfect room to relax and unwind.
If you have been around here in the past month, you will have seen these decorations already cause they were part of my 12 Days of Christmas Decorations series.
Four fellow bloggers joined me in that series. You might want to check out their awesomeness too.