Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Inspiration - Interiors, Recipes, Crafts & More

I love Christmas, not only for its sentiments but as an artist with a passion for interior design, I can let my creative side free. I usually decorate my interior, exterior, tables, food and mantel, and more often than not, fall short of time to have it finished by Christmas. This week I've been drawing on inspiration around the blogasphere and  have found some gorgeous interiors, lovely recipes and some fun ideas to inspire myself and my readers...

This gorgeous living room belongs to Deserae at Peeking thru the sunflowers


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Yummy Peppermint Kahlua Truffle Bark from Bakers Royale, hop over for the recipe.

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Make these sweet little felt trees below - Step by step instructions over at Love Grows Wild

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It's not too late to count down the last few weeks to Christmas with these easy calendar ideas...

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For more inspiration, grab a coffee, sit down and relax with the latest Heart Home Winter issue - 150 pages packed with gift ideas, recipes, interiors and more...


Images via : 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8

My elegant but nature inspired mantelpiece featured in my last post, if you missed this post you can see images "here"


We hope you have a great week

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14 comments:

  1. Oh how I love Christmas! So many pretty images you've found. I really like the simplicity of picture 2 - layers of white with touches of gold. x

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Vic, I agree Christmas is such a wonderful time to share with family and friends. Yesterday I had a lunch for two close friends. It was a time for me to be able to decorate the table and make it special for my friends. I used my mums vintage china and other items and dressed up my outdoor table as it was such a beautiful sunny day in Auckland. We had a great afternoon, the girls loved it and commented on the Christmas decorations in the house. One friend said it looked like something out of "House and Garden", which made me feel good...I must get cracking and get some more images up on the blog.

      Lee

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  2. Oh that horse above the mantel is fabulous...great inspiration!
    Your mantel is beautiful and so elegant :)
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Oh I loved the horse too Becky. I used to be a rider so immediately the interior caught my eye.

      Thank you for dropping by :)

      Lee

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  3. What a lovely blog you have! So much inspiration you share with beautiful pictures.
    I would really like to follow your blog from now! :o)

    You are more than welcome to visit my blog as well!

    Wishing you a wonder week!

    Happy thoughts from,
    Anette Willemine
    (Norway)

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    1. Thank you Anette for your kind comments on my blog, I will most definitely pop over to yours. How nice to have a visitor from Norway, I love the Scandanavian style and often feature images from your part of the world.

      Please visit again.

      Lee :)

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  4. These are such beautiful ideas. I love that first room. Flocked trees are my favorite, and that simple little decor touch with the apothecary jars filled with white candy is so pretty...

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy for your comment, I love those apothecary jars too and thought what a great idea at Christmas time. I am going to put some on my kitchen island, I wonder how long they will stay full though with people popping in and out over the holidays :)

      Lee

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  5. Love all of these. It's fun to see so many inspirations. Truly elegant as well.

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  6. Thanks for all the inspiration. Love your blog! New Follower.

    Jody

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  7. Beautiful inspiration!!!! The first pic is of my living room....hope you will visit my blog www.peekingthruthesunflowers.blogspot.com for more inspiration!
    Happy Holidays!
    ~Des

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    1. Thank you for visiting Deserae, your living room is stunning, I will change the link from Pinterest to your blog. Originally I tried to track it back on Pinterest but it just led to an image and not a website. This is the problem when re-pinning on Pinterest.

      I am glad you found your image and most definitely will visit your website and pop your link in now.

      Thank you for your comment.

      Lee :)

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  8. It is all just lovely! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again at the party. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn and thank you for featuring me this week. I have linked back to your site at the bottom of my post and I will make a mention when I post again. I don't however use "I've featured" buttons, solely because I try to keep my side bar as free as I can, I hope you understand :)

      Lee

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