Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Styling for Christmas

Another book which I am currently reading is Simple Essentials, Christmas, by Donna Hay. I like the fact that she has some suggestions for festive decorating using real branches and twigs.

Wood & Cookies
Tie bundles of timber or driftwood together and attach to a central post with rope. Secure the tree in a bucket filled with white pebbles. Attach Christmas bauble-shaped cookies decorated with icing and sugar sprinkles.

Twig & Tulle
A tree branch can become a strikingly simple and sophisticated centrepiece for your room. Tie short lengths of white tulle, ribbon or metallic fabric to the branch and anchor it in a glass vase that has been filled with sand to keep the tree from topping over.

A bit of nature in the home...sounds inviting to me.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A Meaningful Home

I'm currently reading "Crafting a Meaningful Home" by Meg Mateo Ilasco and this excerpt is taken off from the Introduction.

" A home is many things: a place of security to protect us from the elements, a place of comfort and celebration, a place for entertaining when company drops in. A home can also be an instrument for telling stories, holding memories, and sharing history and culture. The way we decorate our homes gives clues to others about who we are. As we fill them with objects that are meaningful to us, they become domestic scrapbooks that evolve over time as our lives progress."

So true.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

No more excuses

It's been weeks since I've posted on my blog. Just been so busy with everything around me. Told myself this blue monday morning - no more excuses. So what do I have to show forth today?

Vintage millinery flowers which I have hoarded for the longest time. And decided to give the posy a new lease of life...

Some bling from a vintage rhinestone pendant now restyled as a choker...
 And more glitter from this antique cut mirror pendant and vintage bracelet.