15 December 2014

Blogmas Day 15: Christmas Decorating

I've started decorating my bedroom for Christmas, and I've been trying to change things up a bit from the looks I've done in years past. I hung up the holiday paper pennant banner I made last year and added my crocheted snowflakes to my pink paper lantern lights again, but I cleared off a wall shelf on which I've had the same display year-round for ages to make room for a new arrangement of festive things. Here's what I came up with:

As you can see, I stuck to a palette of cream, pink, and gold with a few touches of red here and there, since the softer colors coordinate best with my bedroom decor. I used some of my favorite Christmas cards and books and a few old-fashioned toys to create a vintage-inspired display, and I especially love that every item was given to me at Christmas by my family. Scroll down for more details on the items in the picture:

From left to right:

1. Homemade Christmas card from my mother, featuring art from the Victoria and Albert 2012 Aestheticism desk diary.

2. Handmade Regency doll from Up All Night Studio, given to me by my mother.

3. Miniature hatbox packaging for a paperweight from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" product range, given to me by my mother.

1. The Dolls' Christmas by Tasha Tudor, a childhood Christmas present from my mother, with glass pinecone ornaments by Martha Stewart for K-Mart (not a present, but still pretty!)

1. Teddy bear from the Land of Nod, with added tartan ribbon, given to me by my sister.

2. Card with vintage artwork from Katy Dids Cards, given to me by my sister.
I absolutely love my new Christmas display, and I smile every time I see the beautiful things that my family have given me--it's a nice reminder of pleasant Christmases of the past, and puts me in a festive spirit for the holiday to come.


  1. Your display makes me smile, too! I love old-fashioned toys at Christmastime -- or anytime, actually.


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