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Thursday, December 13, 2012

decorating for christmas - poinsettias

So far we haven't decorated much for the holidays because our downstairs is still a big construction zone. On Saturday P started to put away things that weren't needed anymore as well as folding all the empty boxes (bathtub, IKEA, tiles etc.) while I painted the bathrooms. On our trip to the Home Depot, where we needed to grab some painting supplies we also grabbed a Christmas tree and a three pack of white poinsettias. The poinsettias were an impulse buy, I have never bought one before. I thought they might look nice on our dining room table and make the space look less construction zone and more like a livable space. They are planted in three old glass vases I had floating around. I used marble chips on the bottom of each vase and filled the rest with potting soil, both were leftover from some gardening project years ago. The little merry x-mas cut out was hanging on a present my parents gave me some time ago. We now have three live plants in the house, I really hope I won't forget watering them...

What are you doing to prepare your home for the holidays?

PS. Happy Hanukkah to everyone who celebrates it! :)
PPS. Can you spot where I missed cleaning up before taking my photos?
PPPS.  Fun fact in German poinsettias are called Wheinachtsstern meaning Christmasstar.

 

13 comments:

  1. They look really good displayed on your dining room table like that and really brighten up the space

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  2. Gorgeous, oh! Really, really lovely! I'm thinking we need a whole-house tour ASAP, Miss Nina!

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    1. Lauren, thank you! I have thought about taking photos for a house tour, we'll see when I have the time to so so..

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  3. that is a gorgeous space. those poinsettias look so lovely on your table, love them in the glass - what a great way to modernize them. and yes i think i can spot the little rouge thing that got away from your cleaning, i think he's hiding under the table?

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    1. Chrsitine, you spotted it! It only came to my attention when I started reviewing my photos. Oh, well it makes it more real ;)

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  4. Aw, the poinsettias look wonderful! They're so tiny. I love how non-overpowering they are. Aren't they usually giant and red and in-your-face? I think they're poisonous to dogs, too. Or maybe that's mistletoe and I'm making it up. I agree with Lauren, I want a full house tour! Once you're all done putting your touches on everything :)

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    1. Yes, I also thought about giant red flowers when thinking about poinsettias and somehow there were a little grandmaish to me. I will be working on a house tour next year...

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  5. Hey! In Finnish those are called the same! As a reply to Erin, yes poinsettias are poisonous as are many other house plants.
    I really enjoy this room. Such a lovely bones and the white furniture you have there. Beautiful.

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  6. they look lovely. Were they already potted that way? If so, I'm going to be impressed, for once, by the Home Depot.

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    1. Thank you! They didn't come that way, I potted them in the glass vases myself ;)

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  7. This looks so beautiful Nina!

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