Advent, Advent…

I never cared much about the advent season before. But now I have 120 square meters to decorate and a hubby to make happy. :-)

So this year we have scented vanilla candles in each room and since yesterday a christmas countdown in the dining room, too. 24 envelopes with fotos and little motivational quotes on the back which I stamped on (each single letter!). The red envelopes have silver number stickers from Depot, the envelopes are from ebay. Like laundry they were hung up on a red and white ribbon across the wall. What bothers me is that I didn’t have enough wooden clothes pins so I had to take 5 black plastik ones (this comes from not planning your project properly… nothing new to me…). Strolling around the stores I found two very nice details to add. It’s a little felt christmas tree with small bells and a little red ball with his name on it. That’s cute.

content calendar

that’s what is inside the red envelopes – foto with quote

calendar

calendar detail

The dining room table is the place where he has breakfast each morning and needed some decoration as well. So now he has a great view over the Taunus, the christmas calendar and this:

dining table

And the christmas „wreath“ came out like this:

"wreath"

I wrapped the candles with a „Merry Christmas“ ribbon at the bottom. Onto the wood-frame I added little and big silver bells that give a lovely tone everytime you move the wood, spices as cinnamon rolls and star anise for a great smell, dried orange and red paper apples. It touches every sense and makes our home cozy and warm. (ok.. the costers are just funny anyway :-)

Always remember – A good home must be made, not bought. (Joyce Maynard)

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1 Comment

  1. Martin 3. Dezember 2009

    you are simply the best :)

    und bin ja schon sehr gespannt auf unseren weihnachtsbaum!

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