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My absolute favorite time of year! Decorating our home over Christmas allows me an opportunity to bring out the “bling”. I am closeted “bling” girl. As much as I love the soft tones and patinas in old vintage pieces as secret side of me is always shouting for something a little more dramatic.

Out come the tree and on goes the french Christmas carols…Its a beautiful big tree, faux of course. I love unpacking the boxes and finding all my treasures that I have grown so fond of. Each ornament has a story to tell and one works so beautifully next to the other all in shades of cream, gold and sliver.

Since our reno we are able to hang up our Christmas stockings and of course there is a story to tell with these. Years ago when Nuno and I first got married, I saw these beautiful stocking in white(of course). I bought one for Nuno and I and and I bought an extra two…for our kids that we would have…very special as for the last few years we have been so blessed to fill them up for our precious babies.

The tree is hung with these darling ornaments and some very special pieces from around the world Barcelona, Paris, London, Bruge to name a few. The latest edition is this sweet little bird in in a nest from out trip to Franshhoek Western Cape.

This year I commissioned a beautiful hand made chicken wire house from our local wire subculture. He did such a wonderful job. Now it sits centerpiece on our table flanked by two moss covered reindeer just to finish the festive look.

Now onto planning our Christmas table…