20.12.10

Christmas Cheer

After a bit of a longer recuperation time than I was planning on having, I'm back up and about and feeling much more in the mood for Christmas.  Remember how I said I was going to make a wreath months and months ago?  Well, this weekend I finally finished it. I attached a few of the glass baubles I bought for my "tree" using bobby pins, added a few red berries and attached it to our apartment door.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I've decided to not go all out on the decorating for Christmas this year.  Matthias doesn't get back to Berlin until we head to Vienna for Christmas and the thought of hauling a tree through the snow and up five flights of stairs just for my enjoyment wasn't that appealing. Instead I've opted for this.
berryvase
The red berries I picked up from the florist and are sitting in a vase filled with silver baubles. The birds are part of an ever-expanding collection of Christmas Tree decorations that I've slowly been adding to along the way.  I did take a photo of the whole thing, but I totally fudged it so you'll just have to trust me that it looks good.  And that's it! Well, as long as you don't include our statue of Nataraja who, in a spot of cross-cultural celebration, currently has our presents sitting under him.

Four sleeps to go...
bird_tree

13 comments:

Kristina said...

I love your wreath, it looks so pretty on the door. I need to prepare something similar next year. Are you celebrating Christmas in Vienna? How beautiful!!
Viele Gruesse, Kristina

justine said...

I love your decorations, very minimalist and beautiful and how great to be in Vienna for Christmas.

lisa said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Clare! Your wreath is so lovely, and that Christmas tree is simply perfection!
Have a wonderful day.

lisa.

allyn said...

it looks fantastic. happy holidays!

urban muser said...

the wreath turned out beautifully! enjoy your holiday in vienna.

HRANDICA said...

You made a great wreath. Looks nice.
Freezing hugs from nord of Bayern

Em {Emerging Em} said...

I love your wreath! And the berries! They're such a pretty color! Jealous of your Christmas in Vienna....I've always wanted to visit Europe or New York at Christmastime.

Ashley Sisk said...

Those berries are wonderful decoration - I should try that, they are really lovely!

Jamie said...

What a perfect alternative to a christmas tree.

Anika said...

looks pretty, nice and festive

Kelly said...

the wreath is so pretty! well done!

SJ said...

gorgeous, i love the simplicity.
i didn't bother with a tree this year since it would only have been up for a few days and i felt a little unmotivated.
next year i plan to go all out and get into the spirit of things.

glad to hear you've recovered. the weather here is ridiculous, it's actually cold! it was even snowing in some parts of NSW!!

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful decorations... i agree on the tree issue and your alternative is beautiful!