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Post  froogs on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:33 pm

This is the time of the year when I get all giddy over home decorating magazines.

Christmas time is cosy for me, I get to make my living room all 'nice'.

I normally go for greenery out of the garden on the mantel tittivated with gold baubles and pine cones with golds on my tree. I dolove hanging my wreath out and want to extend the christmas cheer to the hallway this year.

What is your christmas decorating style.

I'd love to see pic's that are lush when you're browsing the net. I'll post Smile

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Post  froogs on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:42 pm

my stuff doesn't look as fancy as this but this is the kind of idea I'd like to re-create in my home Smile



I like this too



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Post  TP on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:43 pm

that looks lovely, froogs i can tell you are christmas mad santa santa
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:45 pm

Our decorating style is very much "retro" and I don't mean painfully cool retro I mean "I was born in the 70's" retro. So explosions of crepe paper, lights of every colour, glitter, baubles, garlands, honeycomb balls and bells hanging from the ceiling and all that stuff. There is nothing subtle about my decorating style at the best of times but in December it's brighter and brasher than ever - stay away minimalists!

ohh i take it you will post when its done. Very Happy

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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:46 pm

LOL froogs, I'm the opposite of those pictures!

If you like that look I recommend getting hold of some Martha Stewart books, they're great and are packed with great recipes and ideas.

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Post  froogs on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:49 pm

I am TP, you made my day by creating this part of the forum bounce ta muchly Smile

I grew up with 70's christmas decorating. My Mum still decorates her house like that and I love going into it. my girls much prefer her decorations to mine, especially the multicoloured lights on the tree, round the windows, round the arch.

Oh I will alec eiffel! Thank you. I don't know who Martha Stewart is but I'm just about to go find out. Girls, my ironing - aaaargh what are you doing to me lol Embarassed
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:50 pm

You don't know who Martha Stewart is!?!?!?! Goodness me girl, you're going to love it!

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Post  froogs on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:59 pm

alec eiffel wrote:You don't know who Martha Stewart is!?!?!?! Goodness me girl, you're going to love it!

welcome to domestic heaven

OMG!!!!!!!!! alec eiffel! How have I missed that?! Embarassed

I've saved the link for a good read later when I can chill and girls are in bed. Thanks so much bounce
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:01 pm

You're welcome/I'm sorry!

All you need to know about Martha is - all that good stuff on Pinterest, she did it first! And we ignore that time she spent in prison...

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Post  life_in_termoil on Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:27 pm

OOooooooooo what was she in prison for? (curiosity killed the cat!)
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:31 pm

Something to do with insider dealing. IIRC she lied about knowing about the sale of some stocks and went to prison for obstructing justice or something like that.

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Post  Bitsy Beans on Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:20 pm

I bet her cell was the best decorated though Laughing

Can I just say I feel this part of the forum is my mecca. Aside from other special events I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas. Did I mention that I LOVE Christmas.
Do you know what makes me decide whether to become a blog follower sometimes.........their Christmas posts Embarassed Laughing Laughing Laughing

Anyway I am planning on having a go at making some felt gingerbread men to hang on the tree and I also fancy having a go at making this
http://domesticali.typepad.com/domesticali/2008/11/origami-wreath-tutorial.html
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Post  froogs on Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:52 pm

me too, going to lurve it here bounce

I just checked out her blog (and saved the link to reader, thanks Wink ) and love the pinecone baubles she does too.
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Post  knitmylife on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:20 am

i love those styles too and have also never heard of martha stewart and am off to check it out right now so thank you very much indeed xxx
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Post  froogs on Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:04 am

We've been talking elsewhere on the forum about making willow/bindweed wreaths... I like this idea too for table centre piece

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Post  Aisles on Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:51 am

I use pretty lights, holly and Ivy from the garden, pine and cones from the woods some I've sprayed with gold or silver spray paint.

I used ribbons and handmade decorations and DH's handmade christmas scent candles.

I have handsewn and crocheted christmas wall hangings. I hang baubles on ribbons down my door frames and handmade scented decoration off the door handles.

The make a new front door wreath every year from things in my garden and things I've dried and a mix of my handmade decortions. Very Happy
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