Friday, December 5, 2014

Starting To Feel It.






 l'm happy to report (after my wee tanty last post..haha) that l HAVE found a little Christmas spirit since then, which is definitely due in part to all the lovely blogs out there chock filled with Christmas inspiration....l've been putting a few ideas together and taking photos in the hope of doing a little inspiring myself....if not, well...at least l've tried:-))


The candles shown were inspired by the lovely ones Rachel Ashwell is selling on her website, which come ready melted....an idea l wanted to try, though for these l used a different coloured candle for the melted edges than the base...it was simple to do, l lit a pink candle and dripped the melted wax all around the edges of a white one, encouraging it to drip down the sides as well, it's a bit of a slow process though and l only used half a taper for the two candles.....it would have looked better if l'd used about 3 of them to really build up the sides.... but it's just the idea isn't it.

 Some of you may remember the glass swans that were big in the late 70's, anyway they're pretty easy to find at opshops and flea markets.....normally l wouldn't schlep them home but l had the idea that if l funkied them up a bit they'd make a nice centrepiece in a Christmas vignette. To do that l simply took out the old fake roses that were in their hollow tummies and filled them with feathers. (Back in the day people filled them with coloured water...eeek!!)
The reindeer were originally brown cardboard, they can be bought in most craft shops or discount stores....l covered them in woodgrain wallpaper which was a sample piece (free) from Masters.

  The Christmas tree is up.....l decided on pale pink, white and gold and then found these peonies at the market....they just happened to match perfectly.


  

 
 
Rachel Ashwell also sells lovely little white star tree decorations.....These were made of twigs from one of our trees which were snapped to size and wired together....then decorated with flowers and strips of shabby chic fabric. 
  
Here they are on the tree....wondering if l should paint them pale pink.....maybe l need a few more.....or maybe less would be more haha..... 
   
 

 Love my pink Santa....l was lucky to find him, they're near impossible to buy here in Oz....wah:-))
 

Rachel Ashwell's pretty shabby pink Christmas living room..... 


Thanks for stopping by and hope your weekend is awesome.

Til next time,

Bron.

 
 
 

 

10 comments:

  1. Ohhhh my goodness, I love everything about this post!!! I am totally stealing your drippy candle idea! As soon as I saw them I was going to ask you where you got them and was thrilled to find out you'd created them yourself! The RA ones are soooo very expensive and a lady on Instagram actually had to sell hers because she said the scent was so overwhelming it gave her a headache. Your swan idea is wonderful!!! Hope it's okay if I pin a few of your pics to my Pinterest board!

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    1. Hi Victoria...it's fantastic that you've been inspired to make your own candles..... my jobs done hahaha.....Also go right ahead and pin some pics, that's great...Hope your Christmas preparations are going well, l'm getting there slowly:-)

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  2. Just beautiful! I love the pastels and the pinks! It is virtually impossible to find pink Christmas decorations where I live. I long for them :) Thankyou for sharing your beautiful treasures!
    Jennelise

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Jennelise, yes l love pink decorations and the really pale pink ones are hard to find here too...Hope all is going well for you in the lead up to Christmas...won't be long now.

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  3. What a Romantic Christmas you have Created! I Love the drippy Candle Creations too! Merry Christmas from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn, glad you like the drippy candle idea and a BIG Merry Christmas to you and yours as well:-)

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  4. Wow, what a lovely Christmas space!!!! It is so sweet and pretty!!!! Love your tree, and those flowers!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comment.

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  5. Bron I love your coloured candles,
    your graceful swans,
    your xmas stars
    and your pink xmas theme.
    Everything looks so gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Shel, thanks heaps for popping in and for your lovely comment ...so happy you enjoyed the post.

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