Inspiration Friday

Little by little. . . room by room. . . I’ve transformed every nook and cranny of my house into a Christmas wonderland.

There’s baubles, garlands and twinkling lights. . .

there’s Santa’s, reindeers, angels and quite a few SNOWMEN


WHAT!!!. . . now that is really out of place for a shabby little cottage by the sea in the middle of summer!!

My family think I’ve gone nuts. . . and maybe I have. . . but I’ve always loved the quirkiness of these little snow characters. We live in a year round warm climate where snow is never going to fall, so these guys would look out of place even in winter. 

snowman candle holders

This year I decided that it was my time to have a snowman theme and have dedicated my kitchen to a red and blue winter theme.

snowman plate

But that’s not the only reason my family think I’m crazy. . . just ask my youngest daughter who asked “what family has a tree hanging in their kitchen?”

hanging branch

Hmmm. . . I kind of liked the white branch with blue baubles and glittery icicles!!

hanging branch 3

As you can see I’ve added a few more handmade red and blue items which had given our normally shabby white coastal look a fresh and colourful make-over.

Christmas pudding  red&blue Christmas

So now I’d like to know how you have decorated. . . it is after all

Inspiration Friday here at Simply Christmas

So let’s get the ball rolling with a few of my favourites from last week

I adore the tiered platter by Jenn from Clean and Scentsible . . . I’m so making one of these. Don’t you love the bowl idea at the top!

tier platter 

What about this Santa suit inspired cushion by Under a pile of Scrap. . . too cute!

santa pillow

Did you check out the fake Christmas Krinkles Table by Heather at Fake It frugal? Amazing transformation.


. . .and the most viewed link was Barb from ‘Keeping up with the times’ gorgeous dictionary wreath.

dictionary wreath

I love anything made from paper so obviously one of my favourites too.

So here we go everyone. . . we are all in the mood for Christmas,so let’s get inspired!!!

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