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Friday, December 10, 2010

Red and White Handmade Theme

This year our theme is red and white handmade. A return to simplistic and heartfelt.
The prevailing use of fabric throughout also gives a soft warm tactile feel to the decorations.
It's a naive style of decorating.
I remember a time when hand made was definitely not charming and a symbol of poverty.
Today for me it is a symbol of love, time and effort.
A return to grass roots. I'm not the only one either.
The garland I crocheted was inspired by Lee over at Killiecrankie Farm
and the felt Christmas tree shown here is one of the decorations made by Lee's mum.
It still has lights and a few simple baubles.
Mostly it's cottage prints and cotton hearts...
Red felt trees hemmed in blanket stitch...
red satin balls...
popcorn crotchet woollen garland in memory of Great Grandma Murray

4 comments:

  1. I just love that red garland.
    Simple, pretty, colorful.
    Perfect.

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  2. I love handmade and natural Christmas decorations. They have so much more meaning than something bought in a shop. Your tree looks lovely.

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  3. Tanya, I love your comment about handmade decorations, 'Today for me it is a symbol of love, time and effort' and it's lovely that attitudes are changing and it's not important to have mass-produced items.
    keep up the good work! lol

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  4. You were right Tanya - the red tree's have finished off your beautiful colour theme perfectly.
    You've done a brilliant job of getting a handmade christmas in place - you can look at your tree and feel real connection with the spirit of christmas :)

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