Good morning my dear friends, and welcome new visitors. Today is The Nester’s Christmas Home Tour, so please come in and have a look around at my all new (as in totally changed from previous years) Christmas décor.
When I decided that I was breaking my twenty year long tradition of red and gold Christmas decorations, my transformation to new, simpler, nature inspired and handmade begin in my living room with my ‘faux-mantel-‘ vignette.
I used a homemade twig wreath that has served me so well all through 2010 added a pinecone garland, scattered some small silver balls among some mercury silver candle sticks and added some small pinecones to that mix for good measure.
This mantel set the tone for the rest of my Christmas decorations: simple, natural, sparkly and elegant.
Of course that meant my tree had to match this look. And I didn’t have a single silver or white or natural ornament for it. So I made them, and as a result I know have this lovely all white and silver Christmas tree.
All the ornaments are handmade by me (with some much appreciated help from My Love). Let’s take a closer look shall we:
Wooden stars in various sizes and wooden hearts. Doilie ornaments made out of cut up crochet runners from the flea market, and a garland of lights that have been decorated with paper trees.
Of course a true Songbird Christmas would not be complete without at least one little vignette.
For this one I turned regular leftover vegetable tins into lanterns. Sparkly, shiny, and simple, this years favorite triple S signature.
And this weekend I added some more decorations to my back patio too. For outside I still love adding some red because it stands out so wonderful against all the grays, greens and browns that makeup my garden now.
And this is how far I have come with my Christmas decorations this year. I am quite sure I am not done yet. Too many ideas still going through my head. But crafting just for the fun of it with the knowledge that everything is already love as is, is wonderfully relaxing and just as I like it.
Thank you for visiting!!