This year has passed in the blink of an eye, I really can’t believe it’s already virtually Christmas! I’ve decorated a little, we’re having a minimal Christmas this year, but I couldn’t resist putting up some of my treasured favourites.
When I think of what I want my Christmas to look like I’m always reminded of the lovely Elspeth Thompsons photos below, I’m a big fan of kitchen dressers in family homes, I love the cosy clutter, the handmade cards and decorations and the liberal scattering of potted bulbs. In amongst the Christmas chaos I love to see bulbs, a reminder of the calm that will follow the festivities… Elspeth was a wonderful writer and I love all of her books, she exemplified all the things I hope I will achieve in 2012; a return to simplicity, the art of the handmade, an appreciation of the natural world and a calm focus on the simple comforts of home.
For more beautiful Christmas cosiness may I direct you to one of my favourite blogs Ciao Domenica, where the very elegant and charming Sunday Taylor posts beautifully on all of my favourite topics and her posts on her Christmas kitchen are perfection.
Wishing you a lovely Christmas. I shall be back after the break.