We have been in the house a little over a month. We are mostly unpacked, but things aren’t where they should be… I have just been trying to get everything out of a box. There is lots we want to do to the house, but it just makes sense to wait till after christmas before we begin anything. I have enjoyed putting this Styling the Seasons together so much. From back at the beginning of November when I was invited to Liberty to play and create something Christmassy with some gorgeous Liberty fabric, to decorating the mantlepiece and festooning it with lots of lovely things. It has been so nice to pick and focus on one surface, rather than feeling overwhelmed that the house is a little messy with piles of stuff everywhere. Now there is at least one area in our house that looks and feels like Christmas.
I simply love the shape of stars at this time of year, and had in mind making a little star garland on the Liberty ‘crafternoon‘. Of course there was a beautiful collection of liberty fabric to choose from; lots of floral colour. I picked this rather moody fabric, I just love the tones of navy and pale green. The little bark stars were supplied by The Homemakery, who had donated lots of other crafty goodies, to aid with our creating on the day.
I am not normally someone who likes a lot of bling or sparkle, but at Christmas time I like things to glisten and shine a bit – it adds to the magic of it all. I used a pale gold glittery thread to stitch my stars, and left the seams raw to add a christmas shimmer to the garland. I have also been loving copper this year, so fell in love with this copper wrapping paper, and thought it went perfectly with the pale green in the Liberty fabric and of the Eucalyptus.
Wrapping up makes me feel so Christmassy! It is one of my most favourite things to do at this time of year. I love to use some greenery to decorate when possible, and couldn’t resist using some of the Eucalyptus. I just love making a present look as pretty as can be. It’s such a nice thing to give a gift that is beautifully wrapped.
If you are new to the blog and don’t know about #stylingtheseasons, have a read of this post. Do join in with Katy and Charlotte, it’s such a nice thing to do every month, or when you fancy. It’s really lovely to see how others style their home according to the season, and the little traditions they have. You don’t have to have a blog to play. Just share a picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and tag Katy and Charlotte using the hashtag #stylingtheseasons.
This is me then till the other side of Christmas. Have a lovely one folks. Enjoy the time with your loved ones, and to borrow the words of Irving Berlin…. ‘may your days be merry and bright.’