13 December 2009

Free-ish Christmas {part one}


I got really into the whole Christmassy thing yesterday, re-arranging the furniture ready to squeeze in some decoration into our tiny flat!

This years decorations have been totally free (well, £2 for an antique book) luckily I have a large stash of vintage baubles (or boobles as Nao calls them) I just picked out a few pale ones to use this year, I love how the colours fade, some are even 1930s!


The rest I made myself, like these ones made from 100 year old book (was badly damaged so do not fear!) I got the idea for the angels from two lovely ladies at Spitalfields market, they have a very inspiring stall every week!




Then I made a few other bits like xmas trees and small bunting, these twigs are from our garden.



The bauble are hanging on my potted cherry tree...I hope it won't mind being indoors for xmas?
I made a wreath for the first time (I made one for our workshop too). I used some Virginia Creeper twigs from the garden, they are just right for bending.


I had this vintage silk ribbon for ages, it finally found a use.


I made a tiny one too!


Merry Christmas everyone! x

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful and inspires!

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  2. Love it all! Thank you for the inspiration and Merry Christmas!

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  3. Your decorations are so beautiful! I especially like the wreath and the book angels. I wish I had a garden to take supplies from!

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  4. Oh, I loved the paper star & bunting.
    That last picture is really lovely :)

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  5. All of it = LOVELY! What a fab job you did with your decorations!! Merry Christmas to you.

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  6. Wonderful. Which one is the 1930s bauble? I'd love to see it. xx

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  7. This is beautiful! Bravo, you! I've got a small box of vintage Christmas decorations in my storage unit; as soon as I get my own place, I'm going to use this post as inspiration (because living with my mother and her insane amounts of store-purchased Santas and snowmen is just killing me.
    And that wreath is one of the most gorgeous wreaths I've ever seen.

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  8. You did such a nice job with your deocorations! So much more interesting than the usual Martha Stewart-type stuff. Merry Christmas!

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  9. we wish you a merry xmas
    we wish you a merry xmas
    we wish you a merry xmas
    and a happy new yeah!
    you even make me want to sing along!!!!!

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  10. I love your version of Christmas, very understated & elegant! Great way to use those old book pages, I'd never would have thought to make ornaments out of them. :)

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  11. I LOVE all of your decorations!! They are so beautiful!

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  12. that is absolutely wonderful artemis ....oh you have such a lovely light touch ....I love the fadedness of the really old glass boobles :)
    your bird in the wreath is poetic , glad you feeling jolly :)

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