Christmas Decor

Christmas has always been one of my favourite times of year. Even when I was a floral designer (and seldom came up for air in December), I made sure to decorate my house. Every year, I tried something new, certainly a lot easier for me when I was in the trade.  When Ian gave me the news about the posting in Barbados, I made sure to pack some Christmas ornaments.  Since I have some in every colour, I decided to bring only the watery colours, blues and greens with a healthy helping of silver. 


Although they sell real Christmas trees in Barbados, (not sure how long they would last, or can you even imagine how long ago they were cut), we use something a little closer to home for our Christmas tree.

Now, time to go out and do a little Christmas shopping…


20 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    I’m not sure my Christmas will ever be that “designed”, let alone have a colour scheme… My baubles are all over the colour spectrum, and most of my ornaments are actually home-made paper ornaments, so I guess I have to go for homely, rather than stylish. (And if I were to move abroad for any length of time I’d definitely bring my Christmas ornaments with me as well…)

    I love your blues and greens together; I imagine they would suit a Barbados Christmas very well.

    • 2

      I used to get a wholesale rate on my Christmas ornaments when I was working, that makes a huge difference, so I have hundreds! Yours sound lovely.

      • 3

        Well, I “only” have some 60-70 baubles… A decidedly mixed lot, but then there are the paper ornaments as well – which take pride of place on the Christmas tree, and even the top star is hand-made of paper.

        Getting wholesale prices on Christmas ornaments sounds like a very dangerous thing…

  2. 4

    Love your solution to a tree, Deborah. I see all these bloggers in the south going out the day after U.S. Thanksgiving and getting a real tree. How long would that last? I can’t imagine.

    I would have done the same as you – blue, greens and silver for a tropical Christmas.

  3. 6

    Carolyn said,

    Beautiful colors!

  4. 8

    Barry P. said,

    Wonderful colours Deborah! The glass of wine looks very appealing too.

  5. 10

    Lynne said,

    Looks beautiful and serene. I am a big kid at heart when it comes to fairy lights. I am one of those people who have solar powered outdoor lights all year round 😉

  6. 12

    Marguerite said,

    You’ve done one of my favourite simple christmas decorations (and I love the colours you chose). Shiny glass balls in a pretty container catches my attention every time.

  7. 14

    Happy Christmas, Deborah. Your watery shades look delicious.

  8. 16

    I too like your color combo. So classy.

  9. 18

    Hi Deborah, Your simple seasonal touches look very festive. Are you going to make it home for Christmas? Where ever you find yourself, I hope that you have a great holiday. All the best to you and Ian for the new year!

  10. 20

    […] Christmas on the island, what a glorious feeling. […]

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