Monday, December 9, 2013

A Globally Inspired Christmas

Good morning lovely readers!!!! It snowed yesterday:) Our very first snow this winter.......everything looks so pretty under a blanket of snow. Schools are off so I have my little one at home with me today.  

Christmas spirit is running high...........lists of presents are being made and are being checked off once the perfect present is found, secretly stashing away those presents in the most unassuming of places, and of course decorating the Christmas tree, mantel and planning a menu for the holiday dinner.

When my little guy knows it's going to be Christmas soon, he magically transforms into an absolute angel........putting things in their place, doing his home work without being asked to do so, eating up all his veggies........the list is endless.The reason behind this responsible behavior is not so angelic. He has a motive : to melt my heart with his "I'm a GOOD BOY attitude" and for me to say yes to all the presents on his WANT list. His parents are fully aware of it. It's just that he thinks he's smarter and I let him think so. Cause my life gets a lot easier with him being a GOOD BOY;) 

Now coming to our post for today...........three of my favorite picks for a globally inspired Christmas this season. Some of the decorations are versatile pieces and could be used all year round.
These wonderful ethnic gourd ornaments have been hand carved with folk art flowers and birds and hand-painted in vivid tones by women in rural Peru. Once Christmas is over, place them in a wooden bowl and they would look pretty on the coffee table.
My next pick is from India. How wonderful are these recycled Kantha textile beads. This is a versatile piece and not limited to the holiday season. Once things are wrapped up for Christmas, these would make a fun and eco-chic display in a nursery or kids room.
Looking for an unconventional take on the regular stocking to dress up your fire place or mantel.............these stockings made from vintage Uzbek Suzani are one-of-a-kind and are sure to be a show stopper.

You'll have a wonderful day and do drop me a line on how are you'll gearing up for Christmas.

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