December 10, 2008

Aqua & White Christmas


I had a vision of an aqua & white Christmas. The kind that looks frosty even though there is no snow on the ground. During many failed searches for aqua ornaments, I noticed that all the stores are stocked full of peppermint red & white stripes! Where were these last year for my peppermint-themed Christmas?! Well... I could not find aqua anywhere. My friend told me it is the curse of the designer... next year the stores will be stocked with aqua & white and everyone will have a frosty Christmas!

Here are the aqua ornaments all ready for the tree. Some are old ornaments that I have re-painted and some are newly handmade. Click on the photo above to read the notes.

I made the paper houses last year. I printed out Christmas carols on my printer and glued them to card stock. The roofs were red last year but I re-painted them aqua. I also added the sashing to the windows and a hole in the back to insert a little christmas light so that it looks like there is someone home!

I also made a quilted patchwork version of my tree-topper stars which I adore, and a fabric Candy Garland all in aqua and white!



We had a great time on Sunday choosing our tree from a friend's tree farm! It was the first time that my husband has ever cut his own tree so it was a real treat. With the tree cutting & all the Christmas baking I've done, it has really put us into the Christmas spirit!

This one?

no... THIS ONE!

They were all so cute and bushy! With the help of Claire, we chose one that was only 4 feet tall :o)

Last night we decorated it all in aqua & white and I must say that it looks stunning... my husband was impressed too! And Claire loves all the glitter! My favourite part is the lit up houses but I also love the crocheted snowflakes that I bought from The Looks on Etsy!


I will leave you with a little Christmas card that I made using a photo that I took of the styrofoam snowmen. They were super easy to make! All you have to do is thread a pipe cleaner through the foam balls, stick in twigs for arms and an orange toothpick for a nose, and draw the face and buttons with a permanent black marker. I added fabric strips for scarves :o)

A very Merry Christmas to all my crafty friends all over the world!

31 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurraine,
your Christmas tree is one of the cutest I´ve ever seen. And the ornaments you´ve made are just adorable. What a fantastic idea!!
I wish you a nice day and a wonderful Christmas time!!!
Sabine

ferne said...

I love your aqua ornaments. I have been loving the aqua and pink colors for Christmas for a few years now, but didn't think anyone else was into it. Glad to see it catching on!

Quilt-Insel said...

Hi Laurraine, as always your ornaments looks very cute. I wish a very merrs Christmas and thanks for all the inspiration you gift to me.
LG
Christiane

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, festive and original! Great ideas for those ornaments. It is always a treat to see what you come up with next. Thanks for sharing, and happy holidays.

Sonia said...

Oooh Laurraine ! What wonderful ideas & decorations for your tree this year ! And what pleasure & fun to see you, with your hubby & C !! Loved seeing you ! (can't get enough pics from my friends !! LOL) Thank you so much for the snowman idea, it's brilliant & simple ! Happy Holidays to you & yours, sweetie ! xoxoxo
PS : my verification word is ... "suppa" ! LOL I couldn't have said it better !! LOL

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you too.
Great decorations!
Thank you for sharing your Christmas spirit.
Emília

Erin K said...

I love your Aqua and white Christmas. And I'm in love with your small tree! It's adorable!

Laurie said...

Great ideas! I love dropping by your blog...it always makes me smile.
Happy Holidays <3

Kicsoda said...

Laurraine, this is beautiful!!! I love the houses! Merry Christmas to you!

Di said...

Ohhh, I love those little houses! However did you make them? Is there a template somewhere, I can view? They are beautiful!

Babs said...

So adorable! I just love the little houses. And thanks for saying how you made those cute snowmen - my decorations need some cuteness this year!

Merry Christmas,
Babs

maritessb said...

I AM IN LOVE!!!!! Adorable work.

Shari said...

The aqua and white theme is such a success! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to keep an eye out for your books and patterns. They may make it down to Oz sometime! Or perhaps from you...?
Happy Christmas!

Luz said...

Yours is a beautiful blog, excuse me but I don't speak English!
Luz

Ana Paula Cavalari said...

hi, hi
to miss! Sota hi! Claire, so tasty with your monkey! The distance could not exist .... I believe that we would be great companions for life! 2009 is coming and we are hoping that you get with him ...

pasiakowa said...

Oh, you have a wonderful christmas tree!
So beautifuly decorated! :)

Rowena said...

You are inspiration incarnate. I always feel happy whenever I get the chance to visit!

lucykate crafts... said...

these decorations are so lovely : )

Thera said...

olá,visitando seu blog...lindos feitos!!!te add em meu blog ok!
thera-so-ham...
NAMASTE!!!

Regina said...

I am lovin' your aqua Christmas!

Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

Your aqua decorations are very pretty and the tree turned out lovely. The card is darling and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Laurraine,
Perfect little tree and I love the aqua ornaments. Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas,
Bonnie

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Oh to be a trend setter! I love the houses and snowmen, i bought some batery tea lights and one of those houses would look lovely with one inside....

well done you!
x

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Oh, absolutely beautiful! I just love the color scheme. Happy Holidays!

Maria Helena said...

Laurraine, your ornaments look stunning!

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

and may we all keep on crafting! *L*
kisses from Brazil

Roberta Granada said...

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Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Laurraine! Oh! I know how you feel!! Whenever I decide to redecorate a room, you can bet whatever colour I choose is no where to be found, but the NEXT season, when I've changed my plans or made something myself out of desperation ... there's the colour I was looking for, in every shop!! EEEEK! Love your little houses - what a simple but beautifully effective idea and the aqua and white tree looks great! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Karen said...

Such a beautiful Christmas tree. Merry Christmas!

Barbra said...

Merry Aqua Christmas!

miriansabio.blogspot.com said...

cool!!! in my country we do not pick our Christmas trees, buy artificial versions in stores. I loved your pictures, your family is beautiful. congratulations!!!

Dalis said...

you must have mercy on me... I think you have reduced my life to watching your flickr account... and pinning it!

-- dalis