Friday, 27 November 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

This year I want to try and keep the decorations simple and yet add some sparkle..
I was thinking of adding gray and maybe touches of black to my all white theme....
Of course, you still need gingerbread men and maybe a few bits of glittery silver.
I will post pictures of the new colors, as soon as I find them. It has to be just right, I don't know if anyone else has changed their colors, but it seems to be a lot of work.
Then every time I open a box, I see a familiar ornament, and I am all confused because I love it all over and I don't want to part with them..... Hmmmmmm.. what to do?
Maybe I need to take everything out and look at it altogether and then decide. I really love the look of the zinc and the white that I am seeing on other blogs.
Do you think black is too harsh?


LiLi M. said...

You could make 'small corners' as we say. So a few places with only the whites and the zincs and the other Danish-French look. Somewhere else a small tree with all ornaments that you love so much but don't fit in the Danish-French color scheme. Combining black with white? I just love it! When you use music paper you already have a good start.

Diane said...

I can't see black, Margaret, but I'm sure if you think it goes with the things you're using it will be gorgeous.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Is that your kitchen in the background? I love the white subway tiles! I covet the white subway tiles. I sure wish I HAD WHITE SUBWAY TILES. (I know...wasted because DH won't be reading this!) lol
Love your idea of silver for accents. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh my how very lovely!! The glass and silver is amazing! I have once again made my mish-mash!! hehehe I cannot help it I love all my stuff!
Enjoy your decorating!
Hugs, Lisa

SharDon Exclusives said...

The silver is gorgeous! I have so many precious ornaments and they are all in a variety of colors. I can't imagine you would be able to "let go" of your treasured memories but we collect so many things. Maybe it is the right time for you to purge and find a new path.
Blessings to you, sweet lady, no matter which way you decide to

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Margaret,

Your photos are lovely! Gorgeous kitchen you have and I silver!

I think a bit of black with your white theme would be lovely...give a little area a try and see what you think!

Love and hugs,

June said...

Hi Margaret, I love what you've got going already. Beautiful corner in your kitchen.
Two years ago I did a twig tree in black and silver and white and I loved it.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey girlfriend,
I changed my colors this year. Bye bye to pink, green and yellow. Everything is white, silver and crystal. I love it!!! I just put all the other treasured ornaments away for safe keeping. I wanted a change this year. Simple, Clean and Serene.
I think a splash of black would be an elegant touch to your theme. Go for it!
bunny hugs,

BellaRosa said...

I actually have a few color combinations that I do thru the years, I just save my ornaments and decor items, because even when I get the "urge" to change a color out, I can still use some, if not most of my other treausred items, although I am loving the look of the white, silver and creams or stars I could really get into trouble here :) Maybe next year when things are better, I will be able to start collecting items in these colors :) until then I will use what I have loved all along :) I love that lil corner in your kitchen, is so beaitiful! I need to do that...rather than keep everything in a cabinet :) Besos, Rose

Micki said...

I love your kitchen! It is all just beautiful!

Hélène (Cannes) said...

Same problem for me ! ;o) This year, I'd like some light blue and silver but most of my decorations are red and green ... ;o)) But I'm sure that some black items would match perfectly with your white and silver ...

Kisses from France


Blissitydoodah said...

I'm dying over your backsplash tiles and the cutlery...wonderful!
The tree looks great too!

blushing rose said...

Oh, anxious to see your finished tree. The gingerbread fellas are fun. Lovely kitchen, my niece just did the subway tiles.

Please follow/join me @ our new blog ... the old one had issues.

Hope you had a lovely holiday.
TTFN ~Marydon

Jodie LeJeune said...

oh...and not only do I want your tree, I'll take those BEAUTIFUL utensils too!
Oh my gosh girl, your home is soooo pretty!!!!
everything vintage

The Spirit of Abundance said...

Hi Margaret,

I agree! Gingerbread cookies are a must, and the smell of freshly baked ones spreading in the house is heavenly!

As a matter of fact I'm planning to bake some this afternoon with my daughter, and maybe even assemble and decorate the gingerbread cookie houses (yes, we have two, one for her and one for me hahhaaa).

I love your silvery ornaments! Very pretty! Had a bit of a change of color myself this year. I do think that red is very much a Christmas color, however, I decided last year already that this year would be less red and way more white, zink, natural looking and possibly silvery. My daughter and I actually first hung some red-white hearts and stars in the tree, and even though they are very cute, we ended up removing them and replacing them with some new and non-red ornaments I got this year (not that we needed any new ones, but you probably know how it goes).

I wish you and your family all the best, as well as a peaceful and joyful Christmas Season :)!

Warm greetings from Europe,

ps. If you happen to have snow there, could you PLEEEAAAASSSEEE send some this wat :)! Thx!