An important Christmas decoration and a vital one in my books, is the Wreath. I just love everything about them. I find that they really help set the mood for Christmas and there's something about the way the branches bend into that circular shape.
I've taken to making mine from scratch this year and last. I love how fresh and beautiful they smell. When I went to the flower markets about a week or so ago we found a simple twisted wooden wreath that I thought would make a really good base to make the wreath with.
My mister loves bonsai so I stole some of his wire to help secure the branches on the wood. Worked a treat.
I've still got loads of branches left over and I think I might embellish the big one with a bow or something but we'll see.
There's nothing like Christmas in winter time. Having grown up in America there's a part of me that will never get used to a hot Christmas. So I'm glad that wintery decorations are still the traditional type in Australia. Takes me back to my childhood.
There are a lot of perks to having a hot Christmas though! I'm glad I've gotten to experience both. Christmas in Summer means you get to have cold yummy seafood/meat platters for Christmas dinner and you can go to the beach on Christmas day. You can play sports outside with the family and enjoy Christmas outside that winter in most part of the states just wouldn't allow.
Having said that I do miss sitting right next to our old fire place and drinking hot coco with my sisters looking at the beautiful tree at night listening to the crackle of the fire.
Anyhoo. With the season fast approaching now is the time to get your decorating on and so I've begun with making a snowflake garland.
It's super easy. Just take yourself back to primary school craft time and you'll find your way.
I used old book paper for my snowflakes and then sewed them all together.
I'm feeling good now that I've started the ball rolling on the decorations. I'll be going to the flower markets this week to get things to make a wreath and deck out our fireplace with all things christmas!
I've been M.I.A lately as my life has gone through some changes. We've moved house, I quit my full-time job and got a new one and phew! Everything has just been so up in the air I've barely had time to think and settle into my life after all the changes.
But I'm coming out of the thick of it and hopefully gaining a more normal routine.
You can use for what it's intended for but I also use it as a body moisturiser.
Thurlby - Clothing Protector
I've been using this in my new apartment to freshen up the smell of our bedroom wardrobe. The smell is divine and lasts super long.
Maiden Hair Fern
I can not get enough of these right now! I saw one in a cafe and instantly wanted one as it's such a good indoor plant. I love having plants inside. Plants instantly lift a room and clean the air for you. I've bought two Maidens this week! They seem to be in season as I've been seeing them in all sorts of florists and Bunnings.
Jasmine is coming out in our garden and there are also these cute little white ones but I don't know what they are. Anytime there are flowers in the garden I have to pick them for the house.
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