Hi there, well yet more time has passed and I have been meaning to get a blog post out there ...and the possibility of doing a christmassy one was just too tempting....chesnuts roasting on an open fire, shabby chic knick nacks and even more reasons to decorate...the smell of smoke in the evening air, I just LOVE it all!!
I have been getting my shop looking festive with christmas tree and pretty packaging, it was only the end of september when the tree went up however my crafting friends on facebook where closing their christmas order lists already- so I had a great excuse to get it up early and set the `festive`shabby chic mood ...!
I love doing table photographs with christmas displays on and here are a few i have put on my recent tables, notice I actually found a small shabby wood sleigh!!
I have been thinking about vintage inspired packaging this year and decided old fashioned plain brown paper works fantastically as a backdrop to pretty tags and old lace ribbons etc, you could even sew quirky old buttons on the ribbon or old charity shop brooches(the cheap kind!!) to customise!old piano music looks fab too! Its amazing what you can find to reuse, with a little imagination to make beautiful and frugal wrapping, i have used offcuts of old wallpaper in the past which can look really expensive and is a great use of something that would otherwise probably just get thrown out!The great thing about beautifully wrapped presents is they make lovely display pieces in the buildup to christmas...as long as the kids don`t open them out of curiosity!
Gorgeous tags can be created quite inexpensively with a stamp and luggage labels which can be soaked in tea or coffee if you want a really authentic `aged` look! My heart tags I confess where bought from
D`Epoca Vintage Inspired Stationery off ebay who do the most beautiful vintage looking tags and decorations...I just couldn`t resist!!!
Well `have yourself a shabby little christmas`... XFIFi