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Modest decorations. Gothidays 2012 day three


I realized yesterday when I decorated my home that I don't use or have much decorations in my home. I can't overdo it and I can't use things I don't like, like kitschy santas, figures of straw and bright red pointsetta cloths. One thing I always do is my own Advent candle tray. This year, I used a silver tray and white moss. I have made the numbers with iron thread and a few pearls and the ribbons are old letter ribbons.
I choiced to go for a quick fix for the door this year. A friend of mine had bought a grave wreath for her door for only 2,5 € at the supermarket. I went to look for one myself and came home with this one. You simply lay it in front of the grave stone. I sprayed it with snow spray and added a shabby hemp rope to it and hung it on the door. 
I'm a bit embarrased to show the door. I painted the porch the first summer we moved in but haven't painted the door yet.

I have started to look for nice boquets in the supermarket for fair prices and this time a twig of white lilies came with me home. This is how the mirror table in the hallway look like now. The table cloth is a art noveau cloth that I have embroderied myself. I almost cannot imagine myself doing this with all those stiches! A praying madonna stands under the glass dome.



8 kommentarer:

  1. I love your christmas candle tray, it looks so serene. I'm also not overdoing it for christmas, I set up my tree and that is all. But it's about the feeling, not about adding a bunch of father christmas figurines, right?

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You are so right! I just want to take it easy and relax. I'm not overdoing the christmas food either.

      Radera
  2. Wow, your decorations are so beautiful! Much better than cheap ones!

    SvaraRadera
  3. Broderade du den duken själv? Wow!
    Jag har inte heller mycket juldekor förutom adventsljusstakarna - fixar inte heller tomtegrejerna. Men till granen har jag MASSOR med pynt av någon anledning :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Japp jag broderade duken :)
      Jag är precis likadan. Julgranen ska vara kitschig :) och massor med pynt.

      Radera
  4. The advent candle tray is such a lovely idea! And your Art Nouveau embroidery is to die for - inspirational!! Along with the Madonna under glass, the candlesticks and the lilies, it's a very beautiful display. :o)

    SvaraRadera
  5. Fresh flowers during winter are such a good idea! I like all your holiday decorations!

    SvaraRadera