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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Victoria Magazine Christmas Style!

I've been known to go a leetle beet over the top on bling at Christmas!  This is a time of year when I think more is more and give myself full licence to add as much glitter, colour and sparkle to a room as any eight year old girl could desire.  And, we all know they never think you can have too much glitz.

This year, though, I'm craving decorations that are simpler and more natural.  I'm leaning toward traditional colours and decorations with a hand made, homey feel.  Nothing says tradition more than Victoria Magazine and I fell in love with a little vignette on one of the Christmas issue pages.  You know if I love it, I'll copy it!

Here's the inspiration ~



I have three solid lead, antique farm animals that usually sit on high shelf in my dining room.  At Christmas they kind of get buried under decorations. ~


The inspiration photo had so many elements that appealed to me.  I adore vintage books and, since I was sixteen, I've been the caretaker of the family Bible with records dating back to the 1800's.  Perfect for this display.  They have put candy canes in a white, vintage pitcher and you all know I love my white ironstone!  

Here's my version of a Victoria Magazine style Christmas! ~

  
Now, that's what I call a family Bible! ~


Well, I couldn't resist a leetle bit of bling on the burlap bow I dressed Miss Piggy up with! ~ 


Since I'm spending so much time at my daughter's farm right now, I really appreciate these darling lead animals that never need to be fed, watered or shovelled up after!

Their & My Versions ~


This project is off  to~

 

Oh, look!  While I was busy decorating, a Polar Bear was whispering in Maeve's ear.  Whatever could the secret be? ~


Maybe they were just wondering when I would finish decorating and clear up all this mess.  I was wondering what the cat was doing on the dining room table!

Have a secretly naughty day!