Christmas Decorating: Day 6: Jewel Bright Gems

The goose that laid the golden egg,

full of precious colourful gems,

is the inspiration for Mrs Glamour~Claus today.

And if there are 6 geese all busy laying golden eggs,

well, we better just surrender ourselves to a bright, glittering

array of fabulously jeweled tones.

Ruby red, topaz blue, pale green peridots, purple amethyst, gold sapphire:

the most intense of tones make up our 6th decorating scheme of

Jewel Bright Gems

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To give

Jewel Bright Gems

a contemporary feel,

use lots of white as a background,

to keep it fresh & defined.

Vintage ornaments come into their own in this scheme.

Not just any vintage ornaments,

but specifically the glass baubles of the 1950s,

which can be found in vintage stores.

This wreath has been made from old ornaments & is bursting with vibrancy.

The tree itself takes a backstage to the ornaments.

So much so, that it may work exceeding well to simply hang the ornaments in the shape of a tree (9 above).

Instructions for how to do this

here

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Colours can be any that are found in jewels,

the more the merrier.

If it sparkles, it's in the club.

The bejeweled Christmas table is set with high platters of sugared fruit

{easily made from any fruit in season

with a little brushed egg white, then sprinkled in sugar}.

Paper honeycomb orbs in reds, oranges, pinks & whites

have the faceted shape of a polished gem,

and will look pretty over the table.

Scatter vintage mercury glass ornaments as a centrepiece

and use faux gem jewelery as napkin rings.

Hunt out marbled papers or shiny coloured foil wrapping,

wrap with huge bows of contrasting jewel toned glossy ribbons,

or top with pink and red tissue flowers with glittering faux gem centres.

Which girl would not to like to receive this gem Christmas

card

?

It playfully folds into a sexy black envelope,

and would look amazing under the bejeweled Christmas tree.

Letterpress cards, with a hint of sparkle, from

Dear Lola

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So if you are in the mood for a bit of colour these holidays,

and why not with all the fabulously colourful fashion in the shops,

perhaps

Jewel Bright Gems

may tempt you?

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

here

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sparkly Christmas card

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