Christmas Decorating: Day 8: Country Cream

Such a busy time of year,

so Mrs Glamour~Claus thinks we need a holiday in the country,

to celebrate our 8th Day of Christmas Decorating.

 Just imagine how much milk those 8 dairy maids would provide~!

All that milk, cream & dairy goodness,

all wrapped up in a

country setting.

So we better have a little Cream Tea for sustenance

before we start on our

Country Cream Holiday Decorating

.

We'll be needing a wreath for the front door,

so how about this one made from ~ you guessed it ~ milk cartons?

Instructions to DIY the wreath

here

.

Of course, our colours are those from the dairy...

milk

white & pale cream

.

With a few bits of country elements brought inside for good measure,

like zinc or galvinised milk

buckets

...

filled with spicily scented pine branches.

Oh, the tree is as pretty as a milkmaid.

Hung with silver cow bells, fluffy little white sheep,

and milk glass ornaments.

We can scatter a few toadstools around too,

because what dairy doesn't have a few toadstools growing in the paddock,

Mrs Glamour~Claus wants to know?

{This cute little

set

is actually a table and chair arrangement.

Perhaps they could be milking stools?}

White on white is such a calming theme...

The Christmas table is a bevy of creams & whites.

We'll be needing a cream sponge, or an ice cream cake for dessert.

And we better serve a selection of delicious cheeses, too.

Utterly magical to wake up on Christmas morning in this farmhouse.

Gifts can be wrapped in creams & whites,

in cheesecloth preferably.

Instructions to make

milk soap

wrapped in cheesecloth

here

.

{

I actually used strips of cheesecloth last year for Christmas ribbons.

It was great fun to tear the strips up from a length of fabric,

and create soft wrappings which the cat loved playing with.}

And we can make some of these super~cute gift houses,

simply made from milk cartons & filled with cheese biscuits, perhaps?

Instructions to make them

here

.

Have you enjoyed our little Christmas holiday on the dairy farm?

Mrs Glamour~Claus feels quite regenerated now

with all that country dairy goodness.

And all fired up ready to go again!

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

here

.

images: 1:

ornaments

+

tablesetting

; 2: blue fruit gift tag; 3:

sign

; 4: milk carton DIY

wreath

5:

white pears

6:

zinc buckets

7:

dining table

 +

dressing table

8: the tree artwork blue fruit {

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}

9: toadstool

card holders

+

table set

; 11:

room

+

stockings

12: the table artwork blue fruit {

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13:

dress

; 14:

cheeses

; 15:

bedroom

16: gift wrapping artwork blue fruit {

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}

17: milk

cartons

;  18:

table setting

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