Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas decor

In Singapore Christmas is a month long festival..The city dazzles from Nov to New year.Every year Singapore has a theme for the tropical Christmas ..this year it is Christmas in love!! There is lot of music,dance,night feasts, Christmas floats and lot more events happening in the city!! 

Getting into the mood I have decided to decorate  my apartment for Christmas early this year!! In this tropical country we don't need a fireplace.. but I am kind-of missing having one since I had one in Zürich.. Can you believe I actually (by mistake) brought the firewood we had in Zurich with our shipment to Singapore.. hmmm..That's another story!! So to fulfill my desire to have a mantle ..I have decorated the new mahogany cupboard top which we bought recently. It also serves as a divider between the living area and the dining area.. This is how it looked like till a few hours before..

Tropical deco before

This is now it is looks like now..


All decked up for Christmas...


I brought 3 plants of Poinsettia this weekend.. Two of them I placed at the end of the cupboard top.Decorated them with some golden ornaments around the base.


On one side I kept a cute little carriage full of presents and gifts..I had bought it from a Christmas shop in Schwarzwald area(Black forest) in Germany!!


On the other side I kept a silver leaf near the pot..I just love the colors..the striking red and the golden ornaments!! It looks very festive!!!


In the center I kept my crystal reindeer on a wooden box!!  I love this reindeer ..It from a Christmas market in Zurich.. It looks so beautiful.. its pose, shape and the bells to its antlers/horns are very pretty..I fell in love with him the moment I saw him!!!


I placed some tiny pine cones near the box.. It is actually a tea &spice box which I got as a Christmas gift from a online grocery store(migros)  in Zurich!! 


How can I forget my cute Santa candy jar... I love him to bits:)

Joining the parties at th Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Mondaywith Diana @ The Girl Creative for Just Something I Whipped Up  ,with Cindy @ Cottage Instincts for Make it 4 Monday ,Marty's Tabletop Tuesday , Becca @ Blue Cricket Design for Show &Tell , the Lettered Cottage for Holiday home linky partyGina @ the shabby chic cottage for Transformation Thursday , Sharon&Rekha @The key bunch for December Carnival , Emreen@ Liven things up for Its Festival time ,Cindy @Romantic home for Show &Tell  Friday , Robin@All things heart and home for all things merry and brite and Lori @bedifferntactnormal for Show&Tell!


Rekha said...

Wow, looks like the festive spirit is catching up everywhere..loved the crystal reindeer.

Kristin said...

It's the time of the year again for great festive cheer. Your house is very beautifully decorated. Love the third picture of your blog post especially. Certainly feels very, very, very Christmas. The carriage is so cute and lovely. Beautiful flower of the Poinsettia too with gold decorations at the bottom. I have one of it too. Absolutely adore it's striking red colour.

Anonymous said...

aaawww.. you are all set up and ready for Christmas.. How nice is that!! Love your decor.. and the warmth of the colours.. Such a gorgeous home.. Beautiful!! :-)

notyet100 said...

too good,..:-) specially the reindeer ;-)

Madera y Zinc said...

It must be exciting live Christmas in Singapur....It must be so different than in Europe. Nice deco!

Sound Horn Please said...

Oh lovely! I loved your silver Moroccan lamp!And your Poinsettia look absolutely gorgeous- I need to get one for myself too! ANd regarding my paan dhaan- unfortunately its just eye candy, I havent tried storing anything in it as yet

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So, you are all set up and ready for a wonderful Christmas !..Lovely decor...!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I just love your beautiful reindeer!


I'm hosting a CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE on Dec.9...would love to have you join in on the fun!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Hey..thanks for your lovely note:)
i love your holiday decor,have a great holiday sweetie'

SV said...

Your decoration is wonderful.Loved to see your crystal deer.Looks really pretty!

Emreen said...

As usual wonderful decor... - Luv the poinsettia.... !!

Charity said...

Just beautiful, I love how you have a story behind so many of your things, what great memories they must bring you each year when you bring them out.

Merry Christmas,
Cha Cha

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks a ton ladies for the encouraging and kind comments!! It makes my day always!!

Susan said...

Everything looks lovely but OH! I LOVE that crystal reindeer. He's a heart-stopper! Susan

Natasha in Oz said...

Your decorations are so pretty. Nothings says Christmas like a poinsettia does it!

We were in Singapore the week before Christmas 2 years ago and the decorations along Orchard road were so pretty, especially at night.

Best wishes,

Hootin Anni said...

Would I EVER love to have that crystal reindeer!!! Everything is all so beautiful.

My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.