Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Monday blog loving-Christmas inspiration

Hello dear friends,

For Greek Orthodox Christians, like myself, the Christmas season begins on November 14th, the feast of St. Philip. It is the day when the Christmas fasting begins, forty days in preparation for the arrival of the King.

We normally have a moderately cold and wet weather till the end of November, and we don't get too much snow where we live, so we don't get much of a white Christmas, either.
However, that does not deter me from dreaming of Christmas.

The older I get, the more I want Christmas to be what it ought to be, spiritually and also it terms of feelings and love, coziness and beautiful, glittery memories.

When I came across the blog I am posting about today, it was all I could dream of right now: not too Christmasy yet, not yet snowy, not too cozy. Instead it is bright and colourful, brilliant and glittery.

All that I could wish for right now in terms of a Christmas air.

The lady behind the blog is Liz Demos. She is an accomplished photo stylist and freelance producer, whose work has been featured in  a number of magazines nationwide.

She is also designing perfectly warm and welcoming events and has recently signed with Chronicle Books for her first book, due in Fall 2012.

Now let me show you some of my favorite pictures. 
This is actually of Ms. Demos' home, from Country Home magazine.

What a perfect Christmas vignette!
Collecting old and maybe damaged decorations in a simple container is such a nice way to upcycle loved objects and give them a new lease for life.

A white trea would not fit in my home, but it would look lovely in the girls' room.

These decorations look like they have been covered in sugar icing!

Classic, shabby or modern, a Christmas trea is a symbol that speaks to our hearts.

I very much like the idea of dressing up every room in preparation for the holidays! I like this tabletop trea that adornswithout overwhelming this bedroom. I also like the colour combination: something retro, something vibrant, something country, wrapped up in such a pleasant way.

Looking through her portfolio, I also came across this lovely yellow truck which very much reminded me of the yellow motorcycle I had shown you here a few weeks ago.

Please give a warm applause to 
~Vintage General~
the shop (to open soon), 
and if you live in the States, 

the "real" shop in Savannah, GA.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. 
See you soon!

love, Irene

1 comment:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

A beautiful post. She is an amazing stylist.

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