Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas At Our Home: Part 3

In warm, sunny Hawaii it can be difficult for a person raised in cold wintery Europe to create that special Christmas feeling she grew up with. No snow, no ice, just sunshine and warm breezes. Lovely, yes. Christmasy? Not really. 

So I do what I can to make the house sparkle, and evoke the magical Christmas atmosphere we all long to have.  Here are some of the details, small and larger, around our house that make a Hawaiian Christmas.

When it is lush and green outside, bring winter in 
with lots of white, silver and sparkle. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas At Our Home: The Tree

Every year we put up two Christmas trees. One goes in the living room, and I must admit I am very particular about decorating it. The second tree is in the family room, which the children decorate with mostly home-made ornaments, color lights and tinsel. We put our Christmas village around it. These photos are of our front tree, which I finally finished decorating a few days ago. 

The finished tree is sparkling with lights.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas at our Home

It is the season... to celebrate, eat, drink, party - and of course to decorate your home for all the celebrating, eating, drinking and partying that is to take place in the next few weeks.  I spent the last few days working on our Christmas decorations. Here are some pictures of the results.

Pine cones and ribbons decorate closet doors in the hallway