2016-11-21

First Jul/Christmas post

 

 I was early decorating this year, but I needed some prettiness around me.
I was wondering what my neighbors might think about it,
but yesterday when I came home from celebrating my brother's 45th birthday
I saw that lights, julbockar and snowmen had suddenly invaded their gardens.
I guess I'm not the only one craving some jolliness right now.







I made my ivy plants festive by some super cheap and simple means -
I just straightened some old clothes hangers and wrapped the ivy around them,
and added some old ornaments and string beads. I have a thing for the tree shape.
It's my favorite jul thing and every year I buy another tree decor piece.
(Painting that ugly window sill is next on my to-do list)




Every self-respecting Swede has adventsljusstakar in the windows for Jul.
When I unpacked mine this year I noticed that some had begun to crumble,
and I realized they must be close to 30 years old by now. I decided to
spray paint some of them black for their last season on duty,
and for next year I am thinking of getting something like this:









With a little kitten in the house, this year I bit the bullet and got myself
a cheap plastic tree. I strapped it down, to the table and wall, and I am only
using plastic ornaments. I'm not really a fan - I miss the look and smell
of a real tree and I have a thing for glass baubles - but needs must.
Though I did see some really nice looking fake trees at the store this year.
They were very expensive, but then again, so are real trees in this area.






This week I intend to catch up with all the bloggers on my reading list.
I've missed you guys and I will read y'all real soon!




 




28 kommentarer:

  1. Your decorations are beautiful! Good idea to secure the tree with a kitten in the house. Amanda and I have been feeling the tug of Yule and as sad as we are to put away our Halloween decor, we are excited to see the Yule things come out.

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    1. I can actually enjoy watching her going crazy over the hanging ornaments now, which is a joy I didn't take into consideration when I put up the tree :)

      Radera
  2. I need to start buying presents!

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    1. This year my brother's family will be in Florida and I may not even see my cousins, so for once I only have maybe two presents to buy.

      Radera
  3. Looking good - your decorations are so classy.

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    1. That's very kind of you to say, though this year feels very un-classy because of what can stand a crazy kitten :)

      Radera
  4. Your home looks so festive, I love all your trees and those wonderful big stars! I'm sure your new kitten is going to have a great Christmas!

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    1. You are so sweet, yes I hope she does. She has been through enough scary changes in her short life, I sigh with relief every night she settles down <3

      Radera
  5. I guess I will take out my X-mas decor soon too, especially since my son has already discovered and opened up the box I keep them in :)
    I love your little ivy trees, and the artificial tree i snot that bad at all, we have a plastic one too, bought last year. It is quite fluffy and tall. It's not possible to find REAL new year trees in India, so I have no choice :) This year I decided not to buy any plastic tree decor but to handmade few ornaments (hopefully). Have a wonderful! Thanks for early jolly spirit!

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    1. Oh I understand - I celebrated Christmas in Australia once and getting wreaths and trees are not very easy! Do you ever miss your Kazakhstan winters?
      I think I will get one of the expensive, real looking fake ones sometime in the future.

      Radera
  6. I might be in severe lust with your red and black lamp. What a beauty!

    And hey, if you want to decorate for Yule in July, I don't see a problem. We should do what makes us happy. Around here, many people start decorating right after Halloween. I just enjoy their lights. :-)

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    1. Did you ever catch up on Buffy (the series)? Willow had the same lamp in yellow when they move into the University dorm room :) I inherited it from my late best friend.

      Radera
  7. These are lovely! I love all the purple! We need to start decorating soon, too!

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    1. I do have a lot of purple :) I imagine Christmas is just not as cozy in the midst of summer down under.

      Radera
  8. I love your simple decor it looks amazing.i'm debating weather to have a Christmas tree as me and my partner don't really celebrate Christmas.

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    1. I call me home decor "moody", even when it comes to Yule. I find that if you can find out what exactly it is about the holiday that bothers someone (the gaudy decor, the over-spending, the religion) and you take that away - you can celebrate with just about anyone :)

      Radera
  9. Älskar ditt lila jultema :D

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    1. Det kunde aldrig vara på något annat sätt :)

      Radera
  10. Your Jul post has inspired me to pull out the decor soon. I love all you stars, trees and lavishly laced purple of course.

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    1. I'm so glad I can be an inspiration, thank you!

      Radera
  11. You are very early (or I am very late?) this year with Christmas decorations! But yours look so lovely, I might put up my tree a little earlier this year. Maybe next week?

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    1. Maybe I am early and you are late? :) I don't do much more after the 1st of advent though.

      Radera
  12. So beautiful! I love the trees! I love the purple! I love the stars! I love everything! Missed you too!!!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it - I know my color choice doesn't work for most people, for most of the time.

      Radera
  13. Jag vet hur du känner! Jag har varit sjuk och trött hela hösten. Nu missar jag snö och juldekorationer. Vi hade snö här i Finland för två veckor (i början av November) men det har försvunnit. :( Dina juldekorationer ser ut jätte fina! ^_^

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    1. Så var det här också! Snö i början av November - och då pratar jag om södra Sverige! Men nu känner jag mig redo för en till snöskur - men det kommer sällan innan slutet av Januari här.

      Radera
  14. It all looks so wonderful! I'm seriously not in the mood to decorate at all, but maybe in another week or so I'll feel more like it. Probably once I get the house cleaned properly, which I've neglected since ... um ... mid-August or thereabouts. :)

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    1. I was so shaken by the American elections, I had to make pretty around myself to try to lighten the mood... Oh yeah, CLEANING on the other hand, haha!

      Radera

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