Friday, 22 December 2017

Beach Themed Christmas

Living with your toes in the ocean makes a beach themed Christmas the obvious choice.


The wreath on the front door was actually the Christmas table centrepiece two years ago. I am surprised it lasted this long!





I suspended several decorations in this colour scheme from the chandelier in our stairwell using vintage velvet and silk ribbons.





This is a very common dune plant that is green in winter and dries out in summer. The birds feed on their seeds for months.









The paper nautilus, periwinkle and tiny abalone shells are from the beach.













I love these old star decorations my aunt bought in France many years ago.





The pewter tureen is a Paris flea market find.









We bought the gold trimmed white crockery over twenty years ago when I decorated my aunt's flat in Paris. The two of us had such great fun running around the city and dragging almost everything two flights up the narrow staircase. When she recently gave up the flat, she shipped the crockery to me knowing how much I loved it and what sweet memories it would hold.









The vintage glass baubles are all flea market and charity shop finds. The sea star, which I found at a shell shop is one of the very few nature items I have ever bought. Somehow finding objects in nature for your collections is much more satisfying than buying them from a shop.





The white shells, arranged back-to-back, were quite worn so I could easily string the vintage ribbon through them to make this wreath. 






From all of us at FARRAGOZ, we would just like to thank you for all your support and friendship and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Tania
&
The FARRAGOZ Team
xxx
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