Well, I have to be honest … I still can’t quite believe that in five days we’ll be celebrating the big HoHoHo! Day (when did we start calling it that, by the way?!?)
I think I’m almost done decorating and trimming up the Grand Old Lady, although I’m fairly certain that a fabulous project will grab me on Pinterest later and I’ll convince myself that one more won’t hurt.
Here are a few snapshots of how she’s looking; now let me see what I can do with some old jars and a few sprigs of rosemary …
Ribbon-wrapped cider bottles! May look to carry this over to more projects in the new year …
I painted some old terracotta pots with gold acrylic paint, filled with moss and holly sprigs, added a candle … Et voilá!
I love these giant pine cones! Again, painted in gold acrylic and suspended with sumptuous red satin ribbon.
This ribbon ornament was made from wired metallic ribbon. What I love about these is that you can quickly add some large statement pieces to a slightly bare tree (for the first time we have a nine foot tree this year, and a shortfall in baubles!)
No handywork here … I just like the bokeh effect!
And again … loving the bokeh
I’m very much a “less is more” kind of girl, so this year I opted for Scots pine branches interwoven with fairy lights only on our lovely marble mantlepiece in the sitting room. The smell is to die for!
So there we have it … for now. I have almost a hundred hours before the big day, don’t I? Let’s see what I can come up with
Until the next time!