Monday, December 15, 2008
A Pretty Little Christmas
Heather at Pretty Petals is hosting a pretty Christmas party today. Hope on over to see some of the prettiest Christmas ideas ever.
I've taken some photos of little things in my home that add a festive touch. I hope you enjoy visiting. I think a bit of greenery goes a long ways - and tuck bits and pieces here and there. In the top photo I have a large vase filled with gold balls. A sprig of cedar adds contrast.
A perky bow tied to our old oil lamp is a fun touch.
On a kitchen counter top I have this metal plate with a few Christmassy things. Yesterday, while preparing for dinner, I went out and picked some parsley, stuck it into a glass of water and added it to the scene.
On Friday I made some candied orange peel (recipe on the Whole Foods site). It was easy to make. A few pieces on a plate with a bit of cedar looks so pretty. Last night for dinner I made a gingerbread cake and served it with whipped cream, then sprinkled some slivered candied orange peel on top. Mmm.
Napkins set diagonally can be used as placemat. I rolled linen napkins then tied them with velvet ribbon and a sprig of cedar. Simple and pretty.
I'm not buying wrapping paper as such again this year. It seems like such a waste to buy something just to throw it away. Instead my husband brought old blueprints from work and we're using those, along with a roll of brown kraft paper, and whatever bits and pieces of wrapping paper I have left over. Tied with a ribbon and a pretty tag, I don't miss the printed papers.
Gold and sparkly tree ornaments catch the light.
Bells hung on the door knobs add a jaunty sound to entrances and exits.
Some folded paper, glitter and button ornaments I made and gave away. But I'm thinking they are so pretty that I want to make some for myself.
For more of my home decor click here. May your Christmas be pretty and bright!