I’m for diversity, personal taste, free thinking & different ways of doing things…rather open minded really. But despite that, I often fall back on what I’m used to, how it has been in the past & what I’m familiar with. It’s some truth in the phrase, kill your darlings…what can I say, I just love red for Christmas. For me, Christmas is red, bright red, lacquer red, Santa Claus red…so I’m going with that now, this Christmas also. One don’t have to change everything in this world, really.
I’ve been the one to dress the Christmas tree every year but the past few years, I haven’t felt it particularly motivating … I can’t for anything in the world get it to feel right with the summer season at the same time as Christmas celebrations. I’ve simply stopped to bother about the tree & this has got my guys to almost go through the roof. If they wanted a Christmas tree, they could fix it themselfs then. I imagined that would end the discussion but oh no, they went to look for all our Christmas boxes, buy a tree & find some nice electric light etc.
I left the house for some hours, I could as well do some Christmas shopping meanwhile. Once I was back at home, I had repressed the thought of what they was up to. Lo & behold, they had succeeded remarkably well. It was so nice & tidy. Christmas decorations, Santa’s, candle holders, stars, angels & other decorations were in place. The floors were wiped, the coffee was on, mulled wine was warmed & gingerbread were ready on a tray, it really smelled Christmas in the whole house. (I adjusted a little here & there when no one was watching) but it was really surprisingly good. They had even decorated the tree with the last final touch for me to do…AND they had bought a plastic one!!!
I’ve mixed some images in today’s post but it’s a single theme – Christmas, of course. Take a look, there’s something red in each one…more or less.
Everything white except some details with a click red / Cervera
Birds that are nice to hang on the tree with beautifully painted decoration / Pinterest
Beautiful winter weather with white surroundings that make the fine red mailbox become clearly visible with a little powdery snow on / Heartbeatoz
Pleasant environment with furnishings in white & grey…& something red / Home&garden
An old way of putting color on the shelfs in the pantry or inside china cabinets … simple & neat / Cox&cox
These old lampposts is so amazingly beautiful – not too bad with a nice red wreath / Hearbeatoz
Nice with all wood & three red stars / Livethemma
Nice quite simply / Pinterest.com
Fine table setting with a lot of details / Livethemma
Tree with red decorations / marthastewart
Traditional classic table setting with the fine red color/ skonahem
Another nice table setting but not as strict / zsazsabellagio
Charmingly simple / Home&interiors
Fun way to brighten up the public space / christmas in the city
Nice corner window with the required for Christmas / skonahem
It doesn’t have to be Christmas things, just chose a few items in white & red / IKEA
Merry Christmas to you / Marie
The majority of the photos on the blog are not mine. Look for source under each image please,
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