15 December 2011

titchy flat xmas decor


Ooo Christmas...

this year, I got snipping away at some unfortunate books and made some {almost free} decorations.
Those gold baubles are edible, thus being recycle-able. win win!
Its not easy to decorate our flat because it is SOOO small, nearly every wall already has some thing, furniture or domestic items, shoved up against it, so no just to make it look sparkly.
So we have like one corner and a few lights in the bedroom, but, its enough to add a bit of festivities to our place i reckon.

our toucan picture has now been adorned, and i think he like it.

I also chopped up some wrapping paper to make holly leaves, and I used some vintage gold Rick-rack trimming to tie onto the tree.

a few cards from the past year or so.

Every year Plimsoll wonders why the humans have bought a tree into the house.

we have a few crackers left over from last year, you can read about those here.

i loved this reflection on the wall from our Angle Chimes...

the only modern thing on the tree are the lights and my new whale...

a bit smaller tree this year, I hope it will stay alive in its pot until next year too.

xmas trees always look better when all the other lights are off, don't you think?

ahhh, not long now eh!

26 comments:

  1. I agree, Christmas trees look soo much better lighting up the darkness.

    I had that exact make of scooter in the seventies, seeing it made me feel all nostalgic and brought back loads of happy memories!:)

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  2. What a gorgeous lil chubby tree in a basket so simple love it! Of all the decorations to see the acorn is my fav!

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  3. All looks beautiful, especially the mantlepiece. Can't wait to put our bits up over the weekend.

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  4. I love your paper garland! I don't think I could bring myself to chop up a book, though (maybe a really bad one...). Your little tree is adorable, also. Merry Christmassss!

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  5. Love the recycle idea and the tree looks beautiful too.

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  6. Everything looks wonderful!

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  7. Plimsoll is not trying play soccer with ornaments?

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  8. Anonymous15.12.11

    Thanks for showing the pictures of your carpet. It seems like we're all taught to aspire to have smooth floorboards and white walls - but I really love carpet!

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  9. Looks really beautiful! And I remember thinking last year how stunning our Christmas crackers were, they still are!

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  10. Oh God, I love this! Actually, I love Christmas season. I also decided on a smaller tree for this year and we're having a real one for the first time - couldn't love it more! :)

    Merry Christmas! **

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  11. That whale is simply sublime! I love to collect extravagant christmas ornaments and I think that whale is awsome! Love your whole style of decoration.

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  12. Awww it all looks so lovely! I am off to get our tree today :)
    Love your blog Artemis, you have inspired me to make my own :)
    Merry Christmas
    Sarah x

    www.wintersparrows.blogspot.com

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  13. such pretty things around your home! love!

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  14. Love the mantle and tree! Very, very pretty job small-space decorating!

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  15. "Everyday Plimsoul wonders why we have brought a tree into the house."

    HAH! :-) Laughed out loud at that, and kitters's perfect expression. Awesome.

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  16. Your paper decorations are so pretty, and I love the edible gold balls. Your whale is just simply marvelous.

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  17. Your tree is lovely. So are the DIY decorations! And your puddy tat :)

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  18. Oh, I just love the way you guys decorate!

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  19. I love the decorations you did with book pages!

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  20. yay! your place looks perfect - lovingly and artfully decorated. i keep making little dingle-doo things to put up, and decorate the tree with too... my tree is in a vintage ceramic pot, but i love the basket look of yours too!

    i am going to make a star now for my tree.

    happy holidays to you! ^__^

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  21. The paper decorations are wonderful!

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  22. your place looks lovely, merry christmas!

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  23. Perfect. I covet your acorn decoration (not sure if that sounds a bit wrong?!!) :)

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  24. Merry christmas guys!!!!
    big hugs and love from south!!!
    Cez & Hugo

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