Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Decorating Part2

OK so my tree is pretty low key this year but when you've got a toddler who is on a perpetual search and destroy mission I think this is just about the only tree possible - simple and out of reach :)

I collected branches from our massive gum tree which is in the front yard and sprayed them silver which doesn't show up that well in the pics unfortunately...

I made these lace 'doily' stars last year from lace gathered together with ribbon and tied together and using the rest of the ribbon to make the loop.

My Mum saw the idea of putting baubles in a glass vase which adds a bit of Christmas bling to my 'tree'.

And here is my simple Christmas wreath on the front door.

I bought the round wreath last year and decorated it with gum leaves but this year I used the little pear which was part of my gift bag from the ABCD Meetup and made by the very clever Dandi girls and tied it on with white ribbon.

So very simple this year... I'll look forward to putting up our big 6foot tree next year as I'm kind of missing it.

I've got some more Christmasy decorating to show you in the next few days.

And what about this Oprah hype! I wish I was down at the 'Oprah' house to see her today.

Have a great Tuesday,


  1. Your lace snowflakes are so pretty and I like you simple tree with the baubles in the glass.

    I think the whole Oprah visit is so exciting - would be amazing to have tickets to go along. Enjoy your day xx

  2. Wow Janette. Your mum is so smart. I see where you get it from. I would never have thought of all these creative ideas!

  3. i love simply and you have done it so so well.......yeah i'm looking forward to the whole shebang next year too, i do love christmas
    i'm going to miss all of you over the next 3 weeks hugs lisa xx

  4. I like your simple tree Janette, it's very stylish! I also like the baubles in the vase - I have done that as well this year :)
    I hope you are having a lovely week x

  5. Love the idea of baubles in the vase. Going to try that one tonight. And the wreath with the pear is perfectly sweet

  6. Love it. I did a similar one a few years ago, but the big kids complained so I had to go back to a tree..which they then didn't help decorate! Love your wreath idea too.

  7. Sometimes simple is better.......yours looks so nice.

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  9. Simple and pretty, Janette - bravo. We're buying a real tree this weekend. I have no idea how I'm going to keep Sam away from it for a week! J x

  10. very simple yet very beautiful love it Janette!!

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  11. We have a tiny christmas tree up as well! I've warned the family that we won't be able to get a big one up for a number of years yet....#2 will be crawling at christmas next year!

  12. Simple = Perfection, sweet girl. I LOVE your tree and your wreath. BEAUTIFUL ~ XX

  13. I love your decorations! So pretty!



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