Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Decorating Part 3

Here is the last of my Christmas decorating (well before the actual day that is)...

I decided to give our candlelier on the deck a bit of a Christmas makeover and it will be the centrepiece of our long Christmas table as we have our Christmas lunch with the family on the deck.

Here it is at night, with the bauble bling glistening :)

And a close up during the day... I attached the baubles using beading wire so they wont get tangled. I had so much fun decorating it!!!
And you know, I nearly enrolled in a visual merchandising course after school (basically to become the person who puts together the window displays/installations) and maybe I should have as I enjoyed this so much.

And the piece de resistance is my crochet star garland hanging over the french doors leading out to the deck. I bought it from the super lovely Tina from Rubies Place's etsy shop. Isn't it beautiful and it matches our curtains so well.

I don't think I'm going to take it down after Christmas, I think I'll leave it up for a while because it's so pretty.
Today is my last day of work as tonight the My Sweet Prints shops will be 'closed' well not closed, you can still place orders in my shops but I wont be sending out orders till Monday the 10th January onwards. Ahhhhh... it will be so nice to have a little break and not worry about printing, posting, spread sheeting etc for just a while.

I hope you have a great Wednesday, only three sleeps till Christmas!!!


  1. That candalier looks fabulous, and I'm also a big fan of crocheted garlands. Sonia :)

  2. the chandelier looks gorgeous and the crochet garlands, i would keep it there too looks beautiful. thanks for for your advice yesyerday still haven't decided but i like your point so thanks you:)

    wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and hope you have a fantastic new year,i loved your visits and thanks for you friendship hope to see you in the new year back at Melli's designs xx

  3. i would definitely leave it up all year round! beautiful.
    love your chandelier, hope you have a great christmas lunch.

  4. Your deck and chandelier look fabulous and the perfect spot for a celebration. Have a wonderful time Janette and a lovely break xx

  5. It looks fabulous and I agree, Tina's garland should be left up for a long while, it's so pretty :)

  6. Love your decorated chandelier Janette! Also love the idea of Christmas lunch on the deck. I think we will be doing that too at my inlaws :) Tina's garland is so pretty, I would definately be keeping that up a while. I thought about Visual Merchandising too, I still toss up doing it. Never too late right?
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day and enjoy your break xx

  7. Your chandelier is gorgeous!!

    ~ Clare x

  8. Love the chandelier and Tina's garland is so cute! Your deck looks amazing Janette, you really have such a lovely home. Hope your next few days aren't too hectic getting ready for Christmas x

  9. The candelier and garland look great. Tina is such a clever one. Your course sounds terrific. Have a lovely Christmas, I am sure Will will be delightful this year and rip right into all his presents. Have a great break. See you in 2011.

  10. Oh, Janette, now you've taught me a new word - candalier! Hilarious. And you have talent there, my friend.

    Oh, and snap! Now we have matching gorgeous garlands from Tina - ours is hanging over our mantlepiece. I agree, leave it up so you can enjoy its prettiness. I was pointing out to the older pixies how much work she put into making them - most impressive.

    Now kick those heels up, Lovely Girl, and celebrate the successful year you've had. All my love J x

  11. Merry Christmas to you and your family Janette.
    Seasons Blessings
    Donna xx

  12. Oh YAY! I LOVE your garland hanging in your home and am so, so, so pleased that you are happy with it!! I love your candelier, it looks amazing, you clever lady!! Enjoy your break. Hugs to you ~ Txx


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