This Christmas, I was all set for a natural Scandinavian Christmas. Connie even sent homemade Fattigman (Norwegian cookies) so I was definitely in the mood. But as I opened the 6 boxes of Christmas decorations left from my summer purge, it seemed like a good idea to just get everything out and see what was left. Santas & their assorted red fun gathered on the 2nd floor so the main floor could be left more "Scandinavian" with white snowflakes at the windows, mossy green pillow covers and mercury glass trees and balls. It turned out to be almost a winter wonderland that could be Scandinavian...
Friends of DecorBook have been particularly busy this holiday season. Let's take a look at 3 spectacular ideas - I'm sure you'll notice that the key is each artist's eye for detail. Kimberly (Hayward, CA) has taken repurposing costume jewelry to a new level in creating these magnificent trees. This one is aptly called the Noel Tree.
I gotta admit it. I'm a bit scared to look in the "Christmas" boxes down in our basement. After my summer purge of most things "nonessential," I'm just wondering what's left down there. One thing is for certain, our 8' tree with LED lights is a goner as it took a village to get it up three floors and set up. Whatever is left in the basement, I'm dreaming of a Scandinavian-inspired wonderland this year. To get started, let's take a look at my inspiration photos.
I'll admit it. I've got a "thing" for Santa. And I've had a lot of help collecting Santas over the years - Santas from P and my mom, trip souvenir Santas, Connie's painted wooden Santas and an office party game Santa where no one would "steal" from me as everyone knew how I felt about Santa. No wonder it's the "Year of the Santa" in our rooms this year.
Don't you love the simplicity of this "snow" dusted cloche? Glass domes are a great way to display small treasures and can easily fit in any of your rooms. If you don't have a "real" cloche, I bet you already have something you can repurpose. Best yet, this is the perfect season to give one a try. For inspiration, let's take a look at some of the Christmas magic captured in cloches.