Say goodbye to Christmas 2010
I’m so sad Christmas is over, but there are many more to come and every year it brings with it beautiful moments to remember. My project this past Xmas to twist things for a chance was a gingerbread city, Hollywood stage style! It was a very special touch to the room and it was delicious! I used only organic products; spelt flour , lots of ginger and cinnamon. I first drew the city in paper and then I transferred it to the dough still uncooked. The stage was standing on a gingerbread cookie floor. I used back pillars made out of the same dough to make it stand. It was all edible and I decorate with some gummy bears. I put some candles on the back to get some light coming out of the windows, it was magical, my nephew loved it!
The white silhouettes were made out of royal icing. I found a recipe on Internet for a gingerbread house that I used it as a sample to built the city. It was my first time, next year hope to built a bigger stage!
I want to show you some photos of my fireplace decor this past Xmas. I decorated the top with a beautiful reindeer from an amazing store from Copenhagen called Illum Bolighus, my favorite!I also used a metal antlers candelabra that I love and some stockings from Habitat. I decided to keep it very white, I did not used harsh colors at all, only a touch of silver and wood from a natural pine nut. Always that I go on a trip I love to take long walks and every time I find a nice pine nut I collect it, I love them. I keep them for years. In my house I have pine nuts that come from the coast of Spain to the parks in London. They add so much more meaning to my decor every Christmas.
I also added this year a beautiful paper Christmas tree and a paper cut mobile shaped of a heart with a squirrel in the center that I hang on the middle of the fireplace. These paper cuts are made by a Danish/Norwegian artist called Karen Bit Vejle. You can find more of her unique cut outs at Paper cut Art. It was very simple but I think it was lovely. I also hang a vintage christmas ball from Zara Home to add some warm. Hope you like it, and I wish you all a wonderful new year.
Photos via: my Canon G12.