Dec 23, 2011

Merry Christmas ....

Wish You All a Merry Christmas !!! 

Itz' just 2 days to Christmas and here I am finally sharing the decorations at home ........
My Christmas tree decked up in a red & silver theme...

Santa is at the entrance greeting the visitors ... 

My Cute Litl' Snow Man ... 
Some of my favorite Ornaments - An Angel Tree Topper.. ...
Pine Cones , Bells and Baubles ... 



Bottle Brush Tree ...

Table Centerpiece - Made of colored pine cones, faux cherries and some cypress leaves ... 

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Show and Tell Friday at A Romantic Home
Santa Stories at Colours Dekor
Itz' Festival Time at Liven Things Up
Christmas Party at A Holiday Haven
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805

Dec 13, 2011

Memories of Christmas ....

     Christmas is my favorite festival of the year and the celebrations always hold fond memories ... Every Christmas has been special and memorable so far and hope it remains the same for many more years to come... 

Browsing through my folder of photographs , I came across these snaps taken in the past few years  some taken during travel , some in shopping malls... etc., during the Christmas season..and I had to share them with you all .... Hope you find some Christmas decor inspirations from them ;-) ;-) ....


Decorations at the Taj, taken during New Year Eve Party, 2010.
 One of my most memorable Christmas times in Japan , 2008 ....
  At the Penguin Show, Sea Paradise , Japan.
 Christmas Trees in various colors .... at LandMark Tower, Japan.

@ China Town , Japan, Dec 2008.
Poinsettia stacked up in containers in the shape of a Christmas Tree @ Gora Garden, Hakone.
Wreaths and miniature trees for sale at a shop in Prince Pepe, Yokohama.
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Dec 6, 2011

DIY : Candle Centerpiece with flowers for Christmas .....

Hi  friends, How have you been ? Hope have put up the christmas tree and decked up your home for the festival season... !!!  I have already put up the tree - but there's lot more to be done with very little time left..Hope to complete everything in a day or two......  I promise to share the pictures soon... ;-) ;-) 

For this festival season, I tried out a simple floral centerpiece with  roses and greens - This is how the flower arrangement looked with a few more co-ordinating tea lights and some christmas ornaments simply strewn around. - It takes just 15-20 minutes to get everything done ;-) Hope you will try this out for christmas and let me know how it turned out ;-) ;-) ...!!

Materials Needed :
Flower of your choice - 3  or 4 ( I used roses / carnations)
Fillers  ( I have used white statice flowers, baby's breath and cypress tree leaves)
Floral Foam (Brick Shaped)
Plate - 1

Cut the floral foam lengthwise into half and soak it in water for 5 minutes. 
Place it on the plate.  

Cut the stem of the carnations
( approx equal to the width of the foam) and place them 
at the corners as shown above. - Leave space for the candle at the centre. 

Place the fillers (White statice flowers) horizontally at the edges.  

  Now add the cypress leaves at the edges, under the statice flowers. Cover the remaining space completely with filler of your choice - I have used baby's breath flower here.

Cover the sides of the foam with a ribbon - Pin it on the edges.

Place the candle at the center - Cover the left over space with baby's breath flowers .

Now here's the completed arrangement ....!!
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Santa Stories at Colours Dekor
Itz' Festival  Time'2011 at Liven Things Up
Deck the Halls Friday at Tinsel & Company
TableTop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Christmas Party at Holiday Haven
Rednesday at It's a very Cherry World