Christmas Decorating: Day 5: Golden Glamour

Ahh...this one has to be Mrs Glamour~Claus'

favourite holiday decorating theme.

How could it not, with no less than 5 gifts of golden rings?

So today, she presents

Golden Glamour

for your decorating pleasure.

Golden Beurre Bosc pears adorn the gilt table,

set with flowers in gilded tones.

And for those of us who indulge in seafood for Christmas dinner

{a rather Aussie custom}

the table is ornamented with golden lobster pots & gilded toy lobsters.

Our tree can be a contrast of ornamentation & simplicity.

A bare branch, wound with gold fairy lights or sparkles of gilt,

or garlanded with paper flowers in golden tones.

{Instructions to make the flowers

here

.}

And perhaps you may find 5 golden rings from

Tiffany

under the tree?

One can wish

, at any rate...

Thick paper cards, hand made on a letterpress in the USA,

embossed with gold in a curvaceous

design

.

A luxurious detail to add to thoughtful gifts.

A sprinkle of fairy dust {from

Anthropologie

} can create magic sparkle.

Cocktails on golden trays ~ vintage preferably.

And tealights in glass jars, hung with gold velvet ribbons,

twinkle

in the early dusk light.

Made in Australia,

Inky Co

has a wonderfully glam selection

for Christmas packaging this year.

A vintage

brooch

might be fastened

to a present wrapped in white paper.

Ringed paper from

Anthropologie

,

tied with brown string.

And for the most opulent of package wrapping,

one has to turn to Sande from

A Gift Wrapped Life

for inspiration & supplies.

Here, Sande has used a brooch as both present & decoration.

This idea is just too brilliantly clever not to try.

Everyday plastic toy animals have been spray painted

to form

gilded candle holders

.

Wonderful for the Christmas cake ~ but also perfect to hang on the tree

without the candle (unless you are brave).

Gold plates, gold tea light glasses, gold rimmed glass.

{Similar items can be found in op shops, sold for a song.}

If ever there were a colour to represent the preciousness of Christmas,

it would have to be this most lustrous of metals.

Sheer, opulent,

glamourousness

!

Yes please!

In case you missed the earlier decorating days, you can catch up 

here

.

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