Well at least I promised myself to have the vast amount of presents ready by the end of November and I really did good this year! So there is just this mass of unfinished sewing, stitching, knitting and crocheting projects to handle. I thought it would be easily accomplished whilst drinking tea in the afternoons, looking at a lovely decorated house.
BUT: We decided to have our basement made in November and there is still work to do. Work is not the problem but the dust from smoothing redstone walls... So can you imagine the thin layer on my Holiday decoration EVERY DAY? I decided not to give in. My wonderful husband appreaceated me not howling all day at him about that and he has been a wonderful cleaner and duster for the last weeks whenever he was at home. Kudos for that my love. I sometimes could only cry looking at the mess.
But I winterized the house anyhow because I could not wait.
The studio was first to get some wintery touch because I got a sweet book from Alina and I had to make place for it on my thrifted shelf when checking on the tree collection. I already have a lot of trees but I think when it comes to trees, bottlebrush or soft variety - one can never have enough. So i will be making more of them. This time also in fancy colours like vintage christmassy Aqua, Pink and Green...
I was also checking on last year's decoration and opted again for the White and natural version for the main floor. I just love when it is silvery and sparkly. That really means festive to me!
So pinecones, glass, silverware and my beloved birdies again!
And no way I would give up on this tree idea this year. We had one last year and it made the patisserie-corner like we call it so much more festive I had to go out and find a new branch to set up the birdie tree this year. And putting the IKEA sheepskins on the chairs makes all the difference. I am fancying some grey curly ones for the black leather sofa to make the living room corner cozier. All I need to do is head to IKEA with a zillion other people for Christmas shopping!
And these windows: I love them all year long, white marble and light as they are. It is a pleasure to decorate them according to the seasons and I am happy to have a lot of them.
The rest of the house will have more colour but I really need a calm and white center of the house. I will go all Pink and Purple in the bedroom again, Green in the living room corner where the tree collection is and Red in the hall. Just wait and see. All I have to do is getting rid of the orange dust coming up from the basement. That will stop tomorrow and then the decoration can begin all over the place and I will take you with me.
And because we will be moving soon I am documenting this month in a double workshop I also took last year: Ali Edward's December Daily and Shimelle Laine's "Journal your Christmas". I will be showing some pages soon!
Have a great start into the season! I am off now to having some Assam tea, homemade biscuits and 40 minutes of "Brothers and Sisters" on DVD before the evening hub stars - pure bliss: me on the sofa with tea and knitting needles - uninterrupted for nearly an hour...
See you soon!